RENT CONTROL – Oregon – State Wide Rent Control . . .


PORTLAND, Ore. — Updated, Feb. 28, 2019: Gov. Kate Brown signed rent control legislation on Thursday, making Oregon the first state to cap how much landlords can raise rent.

Andy Mangels had been living in his modest apartment near downtown Portland, Ore., for three decades when the news arrived a few days before Christmas: His rent was being raised by 113 percent.

Now Mr. Mangels, 52, has a little more than a month to find a new place in the city’s supercharged rental housing market, where median rents have risen 30 percent since 2011, adjusted for inflation, and the sight of people living out of cars or in tents pitched alongside highways has become common.