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3 Areas Where Congressional Legislation Falls Short, Could Be Detrimental to Rental Housing Market

3 Areas Where Congressional Legislation Falls Short, Could Be Detrimental to Rental Housing Market

Legislation passed by Congress to stave off economic collapse may create problems for rental-housing property owners, according to a release from the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) and the National Apartment Association (NAA). “While there...
California Apartment Association Asks Landlords to Freeze Rents, Offer Payment Plans

California Apartment Association Asks Landlords to Freeze Rents, Offer Payment Plans

The California Apartment Association has called on members to freeze rents, halt evictions, offer payment plans and waive late fees as a result of COVID-19, according to a release. “The COVID-19 pandemic has brought frightening...
Renters Still Optimistic About Finding New Apartments

Renters Still Optimistic About Finding New Apartments

Renters are still optimistic about moving, and finding new apartments remains a priority even during these times, as 56 percent saying they would move as soon as they find one, compared to 17 percent...
Portland, Multnomah County Sign Emergency Order Suspending Evictions

Portland, Multnomah County Sign Emergency Order Suspending Evictions

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury have signed emergency orders suspending evictions for tenants who cannot pay rent due to coronavirus-related challenges. Residential tenants cannot be evicted for not paying rent...
California Apartment Owners, Manager to Pay $14,500 to Settle HUD Sexual Harassment Complaint

California Apartment Owners, Manager to Pay $14,500 to Settle HUD Sexual Harassment Complaint

The owners and manager of a Bakersfield, California, apartment complex have agreed to pay $14,500 to several female residents to settle allegations of sexual harassment, according to a release from the U.S. Department of...
multifamily coronavirus outlook Yardi Matrix

Multifamily will Feel COVID-19 Effect, but Industry Strength Can Weather Modest Slowdown

The multifamily industry may feel the impact of the domestic spread of COVID-19, however the majority of the industry remains well-capitalized and strong enough to weather a modest slowdown, says Yardi Matrix in its...
Seattle Mayor Signs Emergency Order Placing Moratorium on Evictions

Seattle Mayor Signs Emergency Order Placing Moratorium on Evictions

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkin has signed an emergency order putting in place immediately a temporary moratorium for any residential eviction action related to the non-payment of rent, according to a release. Tenants are required to...
Portland Rents Remain Steady Over The Past Month While Suburbs Climb

Portland Rents Remain Steady Over The Past Month While Suburbs Climb

Portland rents have remained steady over the past month, but are down slightly by 0.1 percent year-over-year, according to the latest report from Apartment List. Median rents in Portland are $1,123 for a one-bedroom apartment...
Demand for Apartment Jobs Reached Record Levels In 2019

Demand for Apartment Jobs Reached Record Levels In 2019

Demand for apartment jobs reached record levels in 2019 and the apartment labor market delivered a strong performance by the end of the year, according to the annual report from the National Apartment Association. Demand...
3 Areas Where Congressional Legislation Falls Short, Could Be Detrimental to Rental Housing Market

Seattle Mayor Won’t Sign Winter Evictions Ban Passed by City Council

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan will not sign a ban on winter evictions passed by the Seattle City Council,  and announced a new partnership and legislation that will provide assistance for individuals who are facing...