As you may know, last week Portland City Council adopted a permanent mandatory relocation assistance policy into city code. In response, the Portland Housing Bureau has developed interim rules and forms to inform the public and process exemption requests. The adopted interim rules and exemption request forms are available online at www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/rso, along with general information on the relocation assistance requirements for both renters and landlords
A dedicated phone line and email have also been established to provide information and technical assistance:
The Housing Bureau will begin the permanent rule making process, which will include engaging the Rental Services Commission for general feedback on the interim rules, working with the Mayor’s Office to develop and publish draft permanent rules, at least 60 days of public comment and two public hearings on the draft permanent rules, and gathering recommendations from the Rental Services Commission on the draft permanent rules.
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