Portland makes permanent rule that landlords must pay some tenants’ moving costs

Portland city commissioners made permanent on Wednesday a program that requires landlords to pay renters’ moving costs if they are evicted without cause or are forced to move because of a rent increase of 10 percent or more.

The program, a brainchild of Commissioner Chloe Eudaly, is designedto address Portland’s escalating housing and homelessness crisis, in addition toother steps taken by the city council.

It had been used on a trial basisĀ for a year before commissioners made it permanent, and included a blanket exemption for landlords that own only one rental unit. The permanent program removes that all-encompassing exemption, but adds a laundry list of new ones that will allow some landlords with a single unit and other landlords meeting certain conditions to avoid paying tenants’ relocation costs.

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