If you haven’t already heard, Commissioner Eudaly’s office has been working on a proposal to regulate tenant applications, along with screenings, approvals, denials, and move-in costs related to residential rental units in Portland, Oregon. Earlier this week, the commissioner released the latest draft of the proposal. I have included a copy at the end of this article, if you want to read the complete text. The Portland City Council is hoping to consider this ordinance during a council meeting in mid to late September. It is important to keep in mind that this is a working draft, so it may change before it officially goes before the city council. As you will see, this is a very comprehensive proposal, so it is worth reading the entire document. I have done my best to summarize the most significant parts for you.
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