Oregon Becomes First to Pass Statewide Rent Control Bill
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed the first mandatory statewide rent control bill in the U.S., according to an Oregon news station.
The bill caps rent increases and bans no-cause evictions across the state, as it struggles to control a spiraling housing crisis.
The Democratic governor said the measure will “provide some immediate relief to Oregonians struggling to keep up with rising rents.”
The law will limit rent increases to 7% each year, plus inflation.
After the first year of occupancy, landlords must provide just cause before evicting tenants.
The law will take effect immediately as Democrats who control the Legislature say the housing crisis is an emergency.