Community Updates

November 25, 2019
1.         Why is Miner writing an article on taxes?   Good question, because I am not a tax lawyer and (as with all of our articles) this is not legal advice. MHCO has been receiving questions from owners about the new corporate activity tax. The…
November 20, 2019
The Justice Department recently filed a lawsuit alleging that the owners and managers of residential rental housing in Honolulu, Hawaii, refused to rent to families with children, in violation of federal fair housing law. The lawsuit alleges that the three properties are operated as student housing…
November 18, 2019
  Dalila Molina set her sights on living near Northwest Portland’s high-end Pearl District. The 25-year-old human resources specialist knew she’d have to pay higher rent than in other corners of the city or the suburbs, but she could walk to work and avoid commuting time and costs. In…
November 6, 2019
The owners and managers of a single-family rental home in Idaho recently agreed to pay $15,000 to settle allegations that they violated fair housing law by refusing to rent the large home to a married couple because they have more than four children. The federal Fair Housing Act makes it…
October 17, 2019
  Over the past two years the Oregon Manufactured Housing Landlord Tenant Coalition reviewed sub metering statutes.  Last year a landlord-tenant work group drafted a number of significant changes to existing statute.  Those changes were adopted into the Landlord Tenant…
October 14, 2019
  Federal fair housing law doesn’t ban discrimination based on military or veteran status, but many state and local governments have gone beyond what’s required under federal law to ban discrimination based on veteran and military status. Meanwhile, veterans with disabilities are covered…
October 8, 2019
By:  Phil Querin, MHCO Legal Counsel   Always Assume The Matter Will Go To Court   While most legal notices will have their desired effect – e.g. the tenant will pay the rent, or maintain the space, or do what is necessary to comply – there are a small number of tenants who will…
September 30, 2019
  By Elliot Njus | The Oregonian/OregonLive   Rent increases will be capped at 9.9% through 2020, the first full year Oregon’s new rent control law will be in effect, state economists announced Wednesday.   The Oregon Legislature this year passed Senate Bill…
September 25, 2019
  By:   Erik Edwards, Director, Wells Fargo Multifamily Capital              Erik.Edwards@wellsfargo.com   So much has transpired in recent weeks that it has been enough to give both lenders and borrowers whiplash.…
September 24, 2019
Last in a series of articles on disaster preparedness  and how to safeguard your community, save lives and minimize damage. When manufactured home community residents return to their homes after a disaster, they must be careful to go about it in a safe way.  The Federal Emergency…

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