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Multifamily Marketwatch Podcast - September 16, 2019

HFO Multifamily Marketwatch

Release Date: 09/16/2019

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This week: the U.S. economy contracted at a historical level, a new report estimates Oregon’s economy will recover by 2024, and Seattle plans to spend $18 million from a new business tax on a housing initiative.

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This week: Portland allocates $15 million to rental assistance from its CARES act funding, and Barcelona Spain threatens to seize vacant apartment units at the end of August. Be sure to check the HFO blog for new stories about Washington State’s eviction moratorium extension and updated face mask requirements for apartment residents.

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Third-party reports indicate both renter turnover and rent payments are down; Oregon lawmakers approve $200 million for citizens and business, and Washington governor Inslee pauses further reopening through July 28. These stories and more in this week’s Marketwatch.

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This week: The Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that Portland’s relocation ordinance does not conflict with the state ban on local rent controls; A new report finds that if Washington State enacts rent control, the result would be less housing, investment, and less tax income. Meanwhile, in Washington DC, a proposed law would ban evictions nationwide through March 2021.

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Podcast host Jennifer Shuch interviews Derek Merrill, Co-Founder & CEO of LeaseLock, a lease insurance company that allows rental housing providers to accept renters without requiring a security deposit. LeaseLock currently insures more than $300 million in leases.

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This week: residential sales rebound, and roughly one-third 30 percent of office and industrial sales are moving forward despite the economic slowdown; and a warning of a second great depression without significant policy intervention.

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This week: Oregon Governor Kate Brown allows Multnomah County to enter Phase 1 of reopening; Ithaca, NY becomes the first city to vote to cancel rent; the Urban Institute estimates that the US would need to spend $16 billion per month to ensure renters are not cost burdened or evicted during the pandemic.

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This week: new laws in Washington state impact tenant screening and rent payments; Oregon directs $55 million to landlords with low-income tenants; possible solutions to a looming eviction crisis.

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This week: Washington’s State’s Governor extends the existing ban on residential evictions until August 1st as landlords in New York and New Jersey file lawsuits against similar moratoriums, and phased reopening continues throughout Oregon and Washington.

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This week: Landlords grow concerned over the upcoming end of increased unemployment benefits; King County sees mixed results from homeless hotel housing as Portland mulls a similar plan.

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