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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:42 AM | Anonymous
    This newsletter is produced by the Oregon Rental Housing Association in Salem and not your local chapter SOROA.


  • Monday, May 22, 2017 12:22 PM | Anonymous
    a2, 2017

    I want you to call each and every state Senator and ask for their commitment to vote AGAINST ANY BILL that would eliminate no-cause notices!  Let’s stop this bill!!


    Our efforts are helping!  Many of you responded to our last Call to Action by contacting your legislators.  We need that kind of passion to continue in order to stop this bill in its tracks in the Senate!  I need everyone who has responded in the past to do so again.  If you’ve already contacted your Senator, Great!  You need to do it again!  If you’ve sat on the sidelines until now, it’s now or never!  (See below for Senators’ contact information and helpful hints.) 

    The Senate Committee on Human Services’ scheduled Work Session on May 31st will culminate in a committee vote on HB 2004-A – potentially passing the bill to the Senate floor for a final vote.  The Senate is all that stands in the way of this bill passing and being signed by Governor Brown.

    Here’s what the bill does:

    • Virtually eliminates the use of No-Cause notices
    • Requires that landlords renew leases with substantially the same terms or face a monetary penalty
    • Requires landlords to pay relocation expenses for tenants


    Take action today:

    • Call each and every state Senator and ask for their commitment to vote AGAINST ANY BILL that would eliminate no-cause notices


    When contacting your Senator ~

    Know Your Audience:

    • Committee members are “citizen legislators,” and they want to hear your comments
    • Be respectful of committee members
    • Do not scold or insult members, or accuse members of causing your issue.  This may alienate members from your cause

    Know the Issue:

    • Draw from your own knowledge and experience
    • Support personal opinions with as many facts as possible
    • Be knowledgeable of the “other side of the story”

    Presenting Your Written Testimony:

    • Address members formally (e.g., Senator Jones, Representative Brown)
    • State your name, city or county, and any other affiliation for the record
    • Clearly state whether you support or oppose the bill and briefly explain your reasons
    • When finished, thank the members and offer to answer any questions


    A Sample Letter to Your Senator:

    Dear Senator _______________,

    I oppose House Bill 2004-A.

    Put a personal story here that reflects how and why you would like to retain the ability to use a no-cause notice.  (For example:  Tenants’ fear of retaliation if they complain about a neighbor, leering or disturbing behavior by others, landlords having higher screening standards because of us not being able to end the agreement if things go sideways)

    Please represent me and your constituents at the state capitol by opposing HB 2004-A and ANY bill that would eliminate no-cause notices.

    Respectfully, your constituent,

    (Your Name)

    (Your Address)

    (City, State, Zip)

    (Your Email)


    Oregon State Senators (click the link for phone number and other contact information): 


    Herman Baertschiger

    R-Grants Pass

    District 2


    Lee Beyer


    District 6


    Brian Boquist


    District 12


    Ginny Burdick


    District 18


    Peter Courtney


    District 11


    Alan DeBoer


    District 3


    Michael Dembrow


    District 23


    Richard Devlin


    District 19


    Ted Ferrioli

    R-John Day

    District 30


    Lew Frederick


    District 22


    Sara Gelser


    District 8


    Fred Girod


    District 9


    Bill Hansell


    District 29


    Mark Hass


    District 14


    Betsy Johnson


    District 16


    Tim Knopp


    District 27


    Jeff Kruse


    District 1


    Dennis Linthicum

    R-Klamath Falls

    District 28


    James Manning


    District 7


    Laurie Monnes Anderson


    District 25


    Rod Monroe


    District 24


    Alan Olsen


    District 20


    Floyd Prozanski


    District 4


    Chuck Riley


    District 15


    Arnie Roblan

    D-Coos Bay

    District 5


    Elizabeth Steiner Hayward


    District 17


    Kathleen Taylor


    District 21


    Kim Thatcher


    District 13


    Chuck Thomsen

    R-Hood River

    District 26


    Jackie Winters


    District 10



    Thank you,

    Jim Straub

    ORHA Legislative Director

  • Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:01 PM | Anonymous
    This bill affects manufactured dwelling or floating home.


    SB 277 A Summary: (SB – Senate Bill)

    Increases notice period for termination of rental agreement and removal of manufactured dwelling or floating home. Permits landlord to terminate rental agreement with 30 days’ written notice if disrepair or deterioration of manufactured dwelling or floating home creates risk of imminent and serious harm to dwellings or persons within facility. Requires landlord to notify tenant of specific disrepair or deterioration causing termination and describe repairs necessary to avoid termination. Requires landlord who requires application for occupancy as tenant from prospective purchaser of manufactured dwelling or floating home to provide prospective purchaser with notice of outstanding repairs, maintenance and improvements. Permits landlord to require new tenant to complete repairs, maintenance and improvements described in notices and to terminate tenancy of new tenant if tenant fails to complete repairs, maintenance and improvements described in notices within six months after tenancy begins. 

     Link to notice:

     Link to bill:

    Cliff Conner-Coash

    C & C Rentals

    SOROA Mentor

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2017 1:36 PM | Anonymous

    I will have the Revised 2017 Law Book in the office beginning Monday May 8th - $37.50 for members and $75 for non-members.

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:45 AM | Anonymous

    Please enjoy this months issue of the INSIDER: May 2017 Insider.pdf

  • Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    We NEED you in Salem on Wednesday!

    Monday, May 1st, 2017

    Dear SOROA,


    We did it once before, and we need you to do it again!

    The public hearing on HB 2004-A has been scheduled to begin this Wednesday (5/3/2017) at the Oregon State Capital in Hearing room D at 1:00pm.

    We NEED to fill the seats in the hearing room! The tenant groups will literally have bus loads attending, just like last time - We have to be represented and only you can help.

    HB 2004-A would allow rent control, prohibit most End of Tenancy "no cause" notices, force fixed-term tenancies to extend to month-to-month and require landlords to pay relocation assistance to tenants, before they even move out!

    This bill declares an emergency making it effective on passage, which could be as early as next month.


    For those of you that cannot attend in person, and even those of you who will be there, it is imperative that you email your written testimony against HB 2004-A by 1:00pm Wednesday. Here is the link.

    Please explain in your own words how the passage of this bill will affect you and/or your business.

    For those of you attending, please arrive by 12:30pm and sign up to speak at the table outside of the hearing room.

    Thank you all in advance!
    Jim Straub
    ORHA Legislative Director

  • Monday, May 01, 2017 12:04 PM | Anonymous

    We need you in Salem on Wednesday!

    Monday, April 17th, 2017

    Dear SOROA,


    Now is the time to make your voice heard! We had an overwhelming turnout for the public hearing on the House of Representatives side, and we need that much and even more for the Senate side.

    The Senate Committee on Human Services has finally scheduled a public hearing on HB 2004. They have not given us much time. It will be this coming Wednesday, May 3rd at 1:00pm in the capital building, hearing room D.

    I will send another email alert later today or tomorrow once I have been able to gather more information and strategize a bit on messaging.

    Thank you,
    Jim Straub
    ORHA Legislative Director

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 1:50 PM | Anonymous

    April 17th 8:30 am to 4:00 pm: Christian Bryant event flyer.pdf

  • Tuesday, April 11, 2017 11:17 AM | Anonymous

    HB 2004 B Was sent from the Senate President's desk to the Senate Committee of Human Services today.

     Link to notice:

    Here is the list of the Senate Committee on Human Services.  The list has live links to each member’s state web site.  There you will find their email and capital phone number.


    Senator Sara Gelser


    Senator Alan Olsen


    Senator Michael Dembrow


    Senator Tim Knopp


    Senator Laurie Monn Anderson


    Cliff CC

    C & C Rentals

    SOROA mentor

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