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HFO Multifamily Marketwatch

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

Feb 25, 2019

The City of Portland has extended its housing emergency another two years to 2021; Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney proposes a bill requiring cities to upzone land within a half mile of frequent transit stops, and Oregon Senate Bill 608 may head to the floor of the Oregon House for a vote as early as this week....


Feb 18, 2019

This week: Oregon Senate Bill 608 capping rent increases and imposing strict no-cause eviction requirements passed through the Senate; The Portland City Club takes a stand against Portland's current form of governance in its latest report, and a new study by the Federal Reserve finds student loan debt prevents young...


Feb 11, 2019

Oregon's rent control bill sails through the Senate Housing Committee after four hours of public testimony; Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Washington plan to introduce a variety of bills to reform that state's eviction laws; a new Brookings Institution study concludes that zoning restrictions are holding back...


Feb 4, 2019

This week: Oregon ranks as the nation's 32nd safest city with Washington ranking 34th, 17 Seattle area CEOs form an alliance asking for more housing for middle-class residents and Greater Portland's Metro government prepares a large-scale transportation levy for the 2020 ballot.