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Rent Control Rent control is the holy grail of affordable housing, according to real estate agents (credit: realtor.com).

PORTLAND, OR—Senate Bill 608, a measure that caps how much landlords can raise rents and stipulates how they may evict tenants, was passed by the House yesterday with a 35-25 vote after previously passing the Senate. Governor Kate Brown is expected to sign the legislation, making Oregon the first US state to cap how much landlords can raise rents.

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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