Oregon Set To Pass The First Statewide Rent Control Bill

The measure would limit rent increases to 7 percent annually, plus inflation, and offer renters more protection from eviction. Supporters celebrate as critics fear it will diminish housing options.

Oregon is about to become the first state in the nation to impose rent control on landlords, after lawmakers passed an extensive measure on Tuesday.

sailed through the state's House in a 35-25 vote. It now heads for a signature from Gov. Kate Brown, who has voiced support

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