Multnomah County ballot initiative would establish eviction RTC

03/17/2022, Legislation, Housing - Evictions

In November 2022, if sufficient signatures are collected, voters in Multnomah County will consider a ballot initiative that would provide a right to counsel for tenants facing eviction the county.  The campaign is being led by Eviction Representation for All, and would pay for the right to counsel via a small increase in the county-level capital gains tax.

 

In April 2022, the Portland Business Alliance filed a legal challenge to the ballot initiative.  

 

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The NCCRC has provided support to the ballot initiative proponents.