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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch

HFO's team of researchers and experts in the apartment market for Oregon and Washington review the latest news of interest to area multifamily owners and investors.

Feb 17, 2020

This week: the Seattle City Council approved a ban on wintertime evictions, including for nonpayment of rent; the Portland City Council met with BPS staff to determine which Residential Infill Project amendments deserve further study; a California-based newspaper asked presidential candidates what they would do to...


Feb 10, 2020

This week: Oregon State Senator Shemia Fagan proposes a bill increasing enforcement of Fair Housing Laws in Oregon; Tacoma finds success with a program providing temporary rent vouchers for college students, and a new Harvard study provides details but few surprises on the status of Rental Housing in America.


Feb 3, 2020

This week: The Washington State legislature continues its session with several housing bills introduced, including rent control and a ban on no-cause evictions; job news in Portland is mixed despite recent high tech expansions, and boom times continue in the City of Vancouver, Washington.


Jan 27, 2020

A new study reveals that Washington State’s housing construction fell far below demand between 2000 and 2015 and Willamette week reports that the state agency responsible for regulating and supervising low-income housing providers is failing to enforce policies against rent gouging at affordable housing complexes.


Jan 20, 2020

This week – Both Washington and Oregon’s 2020 legislative sessions will begin with lawmakers prioritizing plans to reduce homelessness; San Francisco considers limiting construction of new office space if housing goals aren’t met, and a report that December’s month over month rents for Eugene, Salem and...