Next Monday, the Oregon Legislature will convene for a special session designed to help Oregon renters. The bureaucracy that Democrats have dumped millions of dollars into has become so inefficient it dangers the housing status of many Oregonians.
But what I also worry about is assistance for the mom-and-pop landlords who depend on rent payments for income. Where is their aid? While we help renters by extending the time needed to pay rent, landlords are also being pressured to pay their own rent or mortgage.
Any discussion that does not touch on landlord assistance is unacceptable. I am calling for every legislator to think about them as they craft no legislation.