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.
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - May 4, 2021
This week: An update on current rental housing legislation in Oregon and Washington, survey results from Multifamily NW on Oregon renters falling behind in rents, and a roundup of news related to homelessness.
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - April 26, 2021
This week: Jobless claims down, rental assistance up, Portland launches a pilot program for eviction mediations, and a federal judge in St. Paul, Minnesota slaps an injunction on a city screening and security deposit ordinance there.
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - April 19, 2021
This week: California creates 6,000 housing units in less than one year, a model that both Oregon and King County, Washington, hope to copy. Oregon and Washington legislatures continue moving forward on several bills of interest to landlords.
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - April 12, 2021
This week: Two housing bills move forward in Oregon’s legislature; downtown Portland sees increased workday activity; and an update on the Federal infrastructure plan’s $213 billion for new housing initiatives.
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - April 5, 2021
The Center for Disease Control expands the federal eviction moratorium until June 30th; Tenant advocates in Seattle advocate a campaign to increase renter protections, and Oregon’s smaller towns are bouncing back faster economically than the state’s larger cities.
HFO Multifamily Marketwatch - March 29, 2021
This week: Permits for new multifamily projects in Portland dropped precipitously in 2020; low housing inventory and higher lumber prices drive up new home costs; a bipartisan bill sponsored by US Senator Amy Klobuchar directs $1.5 billion to local governments that commit to increasing housing supply.