Community Updates

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…
April 1, 2020
Attached above are revised (as of April 2, 2020) Forms 13A and 13B for rent concession.  
March 27, 2020
COVID 19 - Nonpayment of Rent In Multnomah County/City of Portland And The Rest of Oregon EXECUTIVE RULE NO. 388 ADDENDUM Declaration of Emergency-Additional Measures Multnomah County/Portland. Effective immediately, Multnomah County (which includes the City of Portland) has issued a…
March 25, 2020
In response to the COVID 19 epidemic, Governor Kate Brown joined nearly a dozen other governors on Monday issuing a sweeping order (Executive Order 20-12) that essentially requires people to stay home except for essential travel, such as to the grocery store or for medical needs. Violation of the…
March 24, 2020
    The Landlord Newsletter is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice for any specific issue that might arise, since every situation is different. Always consult a knowledgeable landlord attorney with your specific legal issues.     On Sunday, March 22, 2020…
March 18, 2020
  Over the weekend and into this week MHCO has been working with MHCO's legal counsel Phil Querin to develop guidance and appropropriate forms as we move through the COVID-19  crisis.  We have received many phone calls from concerned community owners and managers with many questions…
March 18, 2020
This article is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice for any specific issue that might arise, since every situation is different. Always consult a knowledgeable landlord attorney with your specific legal issues. The Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court issued a statewide…
March 17, 2020
Multnomah County landlords temporarily won’t be able to evict tenants who can’t pay rent due to coronavirus.   County Chair Deborah Kafoury and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Tuesday that they have signed emergency orders that ban eviction of tenants who fall behind on rent…
February 25, 2020
Editor's Note:  By far - the largest number of phone calls to the MHCO office - year after year - is assistance animals.  Probably one of the most abused laws in landlord-tenant law.  Finally, HUD is offering some further - and much needed guidance.  The actual statement from…
February 14, 2020
  In this article, MHCO tackles a challenging problem: resident hoarding. In multifamily housing communities, extreme cases of hoarding can pose serious health and safety hazards—not only to anyone living in the affected unit, but also to neighbors who may share walls, ceilings,…

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