Community Updates

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…
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 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…

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