Community Updates

October 20, 2020
Oregon House Bill 4213.The law prohibits residential (and commercial evictions) for “nonpayment”[1]of rent during the “Emergency Period” and “Grace Period”. The “Emergency Period” is April 1, 2020 through September 30,2020; The “Grace Period” is  the 6-month…
September 30, 2020
Written by Bill Miner and Blake Robinson - Davis, Wright, Tremaine   On June 30, 2020, Governor Brown signed into law HB 4213, a new moratorium on certain evictions.  A copy of the law is available here:https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2020S1/Downloads/MeasureDocument/HB4213. The…
September 29, 2020
    Oregon House Bill 4213.The law prohibits residential (and commercial evictions) for “nonpayment”[1]of rent during the “Emergency Period” and “Grace Period”. The “Emergency Period” is April 1, 2020 through September 30,2020; The “Grace Period” is  the 6-…
September 2, 2020
  Summary by Jeffrey S. Bennett, Attorney at Law (September 1, 2020)   Introduction   On September 1, 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Agency Order halting residential evictions through December…
June 30, 2020
  Effective June 26, 2020, during its Special Session, the Oregon Legislature passed HB 4213 (the “Bill”). The purpose of the Bill was largely to extend, and expand upon, the Governor’s Declaration of a State of Emergency issued on March 8, 2020.   MHCO has developed…
June 28, 2020
  Editor’s Note: On Friday, June 26ththe Oregon Legislature concluded it’s First Special Session of 2020. Unfortunately, political hostilities between landlords/community owners and the majority party in the Oregon House and Senate seems to be at an all – time high.    One…
June 18, 2020
  The Justice Department announced that the owners and property managers of a 15-unit apartment community have agreed to pay $40,000 to settle allegations that they failed to stop disability-related harassment of a resident’s daughter by neighbors and then refused to renew their lease because…
June 8, 2020
The owners and managers of a Midwest community recently agreed to pay $35,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by the Justice Department, alleging that they violated fair housing law by placing undue conditions on a resident’s request to live with her assistance animal and then refused to renew her lease…
June 2, 2020
  By Phil Querin and Bill Miner   Now that most Oregon counties are gradually permitting the opening of certain businesses, it’s time to think about manufactured housing communities, which seem to have been conspicuously ignored in most press releases.   For a list of counties…
May 30, 2020
Behind the Headlines: Lessons Learned from the Latest Fair Housing News This is the first of four articles that MHCO spotlights settlements reached in fair housing cases. The amounts reportedly paid are sometimes staggering—which is news in and of itself—and show just how much it can…

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