Adopt The Rental Housing Stabilization Proposal

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We are facing a unique crisis as the novel coronavirus spreads and social distancing measures persist in an attempt to slow it. The measures may reduce damage from the virus, but they are having devastating impacts on many people who are losing income or their jobs, especially as other health, medical and childcare costs increase in response to COVID related measures. We must minimize the harm from these measures. Furthermore, at this time when people are asked to stay at home, we must make sure that everyone has access, and does not lose access, to habitable housing.

As we near the end of the year and the end of the statewide eviction moratorium, the measures taken so far have not done enough to adequately protect tenants, as we remain vulnerable to harassment, rent increases, and a looming rent debt burden and evictions for those of us unable to pay during the eviction moratorium.

PTU Demands for Oregon

  1. Pass the Rental Housing Stabilization Proposal
  2. Protect all tenants in the new proposal! Drop the requirement for declarations of financial hardship.
  3. Provide rent and rent debt relief for all tenants, not only those who have landlords that will voluntary apply for the rent relief.
  4. Maintain the ban on no-cause evictions. Evictions for demolition, conversion, and other "qualifying landlord causes" should not be reintroduced.
  5. Implement a freeze on rent increases retroactive to April 1, and through the course of the pandemic and at least three months after
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