OR: Portland city leader wants landlords to forgive bad credit and crimes

[komonews.com – 3/28/19]

Hoping to get more people into homes, Portland City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly is proposing that landlords look past a prospective renter’s ding in their credit or even their criminal past.

But when she realized the new rules might let a burglar, or an arsonist, or even a sex offender move in next door, she admitted she had to rethink the proposal.

Read more


Related posts

Notify of

We welcome a lively discussion with all view points - keeping in mind...


  1. Your submission will be reviewed by one of our volunteer moderators. Moderating decisions may be subjective.
  2. Please keep the tone of your comment civil and courteous. This is a public forum.
  3. Swear words should be starred out such as f*k and s*t
  4. Please stay on topic - both in terms of the organization in general and this post in particular.
  5. Please refrain from general political statements in (dis)favor of one of the major parties or their representatives.
  6. Please take personal conversations off this forum.
  7. We will not publish any comments advocating for violent or any illegal action.
  8. We cannot connect participants privately - feel free to leave your contact info here. You may want to create a new / free, readily available email address.
  9. Please refrain from copying and pasting repetitive and lengthy amounts of text.
  10. Please do not post in all Caps.
  11. If you wish to link to a serious and relevant media article, legitimate advocacy group or other pertinent web site / document, please provide the full link. No abbreviated / obfuscated links. Posts that include a URL may take considerably longer to be approved.
  12. We suggest to compose lengthy comments in a desktop text editor and copy and paste them into the comment form
  13. We will not publish any posts containing any names not mentioned in the original article.
  14. Please choose a short user name that does not contain links to other web sites or identify real people
  15. Please do not solicit funds
  16. If you use any abbreviation such as Failure To Register (FTR), or any others, the first time you use it please expand it for new people to better understand.
  17. All commenters are required to provide a real email address where we can contact them.  It will not be displayed on the site.
  18. Please send any input regarding moderation or other website issues via email to moderator [at] all4consolaws [dot] org
  19. We no longer post articles about arrests, only selected convictions. If your comment contains a link to an arrest article we will not approve your comment.
ACSOL, including but not limited to its board members and agents, does not provide legal advice on this website.  In addition, ACSOL warns that those who provide comments on this website may or may not be legal professionals on whose advice one can reasonably rely.  

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

The people proposing this should try being a landlord. This will drive out investors and will hurt the small time landlord the most. The one’s who don’t have 401k’s and alike and rely on the rent’s in their investments for their medications and food and so forth. You know what stops a landlord from renting to someone with a record? The legal system that may hold them responsible if they harm another tenant. The stigma the felon has been given by the government itself causing the other tenant’s to freak out. The government that makes it so hard to evict someone when they don’t pay their rent, thus leaving the landlord less likely to take a risk on someone with lower income or a new job. I could go on and on…

Oh, and I love the part……. “Eudaly’s office says a landlord will always have the right to turn away a renter they deem unsafe. But the new proposal would require them to have evidence that is the case, and to show that to a prospective tenant”…….Who determines what is evidence and then to show it to the prospect? Let’s say you have an actual dangerous person and now the landlord has to put a target on their back?

I am all for encouraging landlords to take a bit more risk, but this is not how you do that I assure you.

Yes the power of the electronic lists to impose affirmative disability by the people Mr. Scalia! Was the regime about the man or the machine?. I strongly suggest it is the latter; and the use for political control of speech especially. “Hate speech” is SOR as possible through our prior leadership’s choices and so the people exercise against ratified covenant ” of the people” in favor of machine.

If you are single, not on probation or parole, consider van or RV life, traveling around and seeing new places. Heck, in Portland you can park a van on the streets at night with no real worries.

I’ve had my home burned to the ground. I’ve had my things stolen from me. I’ve been forced to move due to being on the registry. I’ve been denied housing and even harassed by neighbors. Screw all that. At some point in my life i thought to myself, what the hell am i doing? I’m young, have my driver’s license and am not on paper. I’m free as i’m ever going to be.

I now have a conversion van, rebuilding now. Just a thought, people. It’s an option. A good one for me.

Well, that’s only if you live, work. Or visit a state for a certain duration. If your not in the state more than a few days to a week, depending on the state, that doesnt violate anything.