Community Updates

April 20, 2022
Note:  Sample Rent Ledger is attached above. Question 1: Tenant's balance goes back to the beginning of April 2020. Do we have to follow the rent schedule that is laid out by rental assistance agency?  Example: Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program gives you a statement on how…
March 14, 2022
    Background   Emergency Period. The Covid-19 pandemic hit Oregon in Spring, 2020; Governor Brown declared a State of Emergency and a temporary ban on evictions (FEDs) in March, 2020. The Oregon legislature then extended the eviction moratorium by enacting a series of…
December 22, 2021
MHCO Forms for Non Payment of Rent Evictions/Rental Assistance - Effective December 15, 2021 are attached ABOVE.
December 21, 2021
On December 13, 2021, the Oregon Legislature passed SB891 which made significant changes to the non payment of rent eviction process in Oregon.  A revised flow chart of the process is attached above: "891 Update Flowchart Draft 2.pdf".
December 20, 2021
On December 13, 2021, the Oregon Legislature passed significant changes (SB891) to the process of non payment of rent.  MHCO requested attorney Phil Querin to do a complete analysis of the new laws and provide guidance to owners/operators of manufactured home communities in Oregon.  …
October 2, 2021
With autumn comes changes to the rent increase formula as dictated by Oregon's state wide rent control statute.  On October 1, 2021, MHCO revised Form 49 (Rent Increase Notice) in order to be in compliance with the state law and the new CPI for 2022.  The revised from is attached above -…
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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