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Mayor Charlie Hales

City of Portland Mayor Charlie Hales

Phone: 503-823-4120

1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 340, Portland, OR 97204

Legislature news: Unfair housing addressed

Speaker KotekTina Kotek, speaker of the Oregon House, has pushed forward a bill that would end Section 8 discrimination for low-income housing.

The Legislature’s 2013 session began in earnest this week.

The issue was highlighted in 2012 by a series, “Locked Out,” in The Oregonian. It also is priority legislation for the city of Portland in this current legislative session.