Community Updates

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…
March 17, 2021
  Undoubtedly, there is a lot here. And it is all subject to change based upon the whims of the Oregon Legislature. So before taking any legal action against a tenant for nonpayment of rent, charges, utilities, or fees (or a no-cause eviction), qualified legal counsel or someone versed in the…
January 4, 2021
      MHCO Editor's Note:  This summary is extensive with a lot of information.  A PDF copy of the same summary as below is attached above (the attached pdf version may be a more appropriate format) along with five new or revised MHCO forms that will be…
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…

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