Community Updates

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,…
February 10, 2020
City of Portland Rental Housing Hoops   In 2018, the City of Portland enacted a Residential Rental Registration Program, Ordinance No. 189086. Its goal was to create an inventory of rental housing in a single location. Manufactured housing communities paid little attention, since…
February 4, 2020
10 Essential Rules for Avoiding Fair Housing Trouble This month, we highlight 10 essential rules to help you to comply with fair housing law. Housing discrimination has been outlawed for more than 50 years, but all too often communities still find themselves on the wrong side of the law and are…
February 3, 2020
Editor’s Note: The 2020 Oregon Legislative ‘Short Session’ began today.  The article below from “The Oregonian” gives a good summary of what to expect over the next 35 days.   Over the past 6 months since the end of the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session, MHCO worked to…
January 16, 2020
Editor's Note:  The following article was provided by Northwest ark Brokerage. For more information on manufactured home communities for sale or an assessment of your community call Bill Jackson of Northwest Park Brokerage at (206) 652-4100 or email Bill at: billj@nwparks.com.…
January 14, 2020
By The Editorial Board (Wall Street Journal)  Jan. 5, 2020 5:35 pm ET Politicians bemoan the lack of affordable housing, but their policies often create the problem. Look no further than Oregon, where restrictive zoning and mandates have yielded the lowest rate of residential construction in…
January 6, 2020
  Introduction.  As most MHCO members may remember, ORS 90.630 had a “one-size-fits-all” approach to tenant violations. There was a 30-day cure period for all violations of the law, rules or rental/lease agreement, and if not cured by the 30thday following delivery of the notice, the…
January 2, 2020
Senate Bill 586 becomes law on January 1, 2020. It amends several landlord-tenant laws, but for purpose of this article, we will focus on the new mediation laws it enacted.   Participation. If any landlord or tenant initiate a request for mediation, participation is mandatory. …

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