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 eviction prohibitions, they…
August 4, 2021
Phil Querin's article is attached above - click "August 2021 CDC Article".
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 "Form Section…
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 otherwise, MHCO’s…
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 13, 2021
Earlier this week the Oregon Legislature released proposed legislation for the upcoming 2021 Legislative Session.  This is our first look at what the Legislature has in mind as we head into the six month session.  Over the next two months new legislative proposals will be added to this list - some…
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 necessary for your to use for non payment…
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 of…