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The City of Portland, Oregon

Nick Fish (In Memoriam)

City of Portland Commissioner

phone: 503-823-3589


1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Making Renter Relocation Assistance Permanent

March 7, 2018

Safe, affordable housing is a basic human right.

Today, Nick voted to support permanent renter relocation assistance and was proud to introduce an emergency clause, which allows the permanent protections to take effect immediately.

Portland is experiencing big growing pains. There isn’t enough affordable housing, and too many renters can’t afford to live here.

Today’s action builds on the existing renter relocation protections proposed by Commissioner Eudaly and approved by Council in February 2017. It makes the protections permanent, covers more renters, and provides additional exemptions based on community feedback.

It also lays the groundwork for a rental registration system, so that we can collect better data on the city’s rental market.

Special thanks to Commissioner Eudaly for her leadership, Mayor Wheeler for his partnership on this important issue, and all the tenants who shared their stories and pushed us to act.

You can read Nick’s statement during the vote here.


Commissioner Fish's Statement


Portland's Renter Relocation Policy Is Now Permanent and Stronger Than Ever

Dirk VanderHart in the Portland Mercury


Portland Makes Permanent Rule That Landlords Must Pay Some Tenants for Moving Costs

Gordon Friedman in The Oregonian