Description: The Rental Services Commission seeks engaged rental housing experts. The Commission consists of community representatives with expertise in fair housing, rent-regulated and market-rate rental housing, landlord/tenant law, property management, renter-owner advocacy, rental housing access, and or rental housing health & safety. It serves as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. The RSC’s mission is to advise the Director of the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), the Housing Commissioner, and Portland City Council on issues related to landlord-tenant housing regulation and programs, and to provide a forum for public input on the rental housing market.
It’s functions include:
- Landlord-Tenant Policy Initiatives;
- Landlord-Tenant Regulation and Programs;
- Budget; and
- Community Involvement.
The Rental Services Commission advises City Council on a perpetual basis.
Total seats available: 13
Term length: Two year
Volunteer position description: Membership appointment shall take into account the socio-economic, gender, racial, ethnic, cultural, and geographic diversity of the City of Portland. Membership appointment shall achieve a balanced citizen-based perspective encompassing knowledge of fair housing, rent-regulated and market-rate rental housing, landlord-tenant law, property management, renter-owner advocacy, rental housing access, and rental housing health & safety.
Members shall not simultaneously serve on the PHAC and the RSC.
Members will be expected to fulfill the following time commitments:
Members will be required to attend 2.5-hour monthly meetings on Tuesday afternoons from 2:30pm-5:00pm..
Members will be expected to serve a two year term based on members' preferences. Members will have the opportunity to renew terms for up to a total of four consecutive terms.
Members will be expected to be responsive to staff requests and review materials in advance of meetings.
Bureau host: Housing
Contact: Andrés Oswill, 503-823-2378