Community Updates

August 31, 2021
  Phillip C. Querin, MHCO Legal Counsel   Introduction. On August 26, 2021 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the CDC’s[1] current eviction moratorium, ruling that the government agency had exceeded its authority. So, while Oregon landlords are now free of any federal…
July 15, 2021
Attached (above) is a Flow Chart for Non Payment After July 1, 2021
July 13, 2021
Effective July 1, 2021 the process for evicting residents who have not paid rent since July 1, 2021 forward will require a new process and forms.  The necessary forms for the new non payment of rent process are attached above to this article.  These new forms ARE NOT posted under the "…
June 30, 2021
  [Update: The Multnomah County Board of Commissioners has passed Ordinance 1296, which changed the 60-day window to 90-days for the Pause on Notices and Evictions, as described below. This Ordinance became effective on July 9, 2021 and only applies to tenants residing in Multnomah County…
June 9, 2021
  MHCO NOTE:  This is the first of several articles that MHCO will be publishing on changes in Oregon statute resulting from the 2021 Oregon Legislative Session.  Forms will also be updated or created as necessary as we head into the summer. [NOTE: Except where explicitly stated…
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…
April 8, 2020
COVID Questions  (Corrected)   Question No. 1:.  If the resident hat has not been financially impacted by Covid-19 but is not paying rent what should we do?  Should we give a 72-hour notice, or should we wait?   Answer: First and foremost, remember that this…

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