Linn-Benton RHA

Linn-Benton Rental Housing Association is a membership based, non-profit organization of landlords. Our members own or manage properties in Albany, Corvallis, Lebanon, Sweet Home, Philomath and other communities in the Central Willamette Valley.

We are a local organization dedicated to helping our members from the private rental owners to the larger property management companies; through our educational meetings, seminars, and newsletters. Our members can share problems, solutions, and ideas with other landlords to ultimately help all of us become better and more profitable landlords.

We are a member of the Oregon Rental Housing Association (ORHA) which allows our membership to be part of a much larger and more powerful lobbying group dedicated to passing fair and balanced Landlord/Tenant Laws and legislation.

We invite you to check out our website, look at the benefits LBRHA offers rental owners, and see how we can help you prosper to the fullest from your rental investments.

Why Should You Join?

  • Educational and Informative Monthly Newsletters
  • Training Programs to Help You Manage Your Properties 
  • Continuing Education Credits for Real Estate Professionals
  • Members Discounts on Classes and Materials
  • Network - Learn from Others and Share Experiences
  • Keep Current on the Changes to the Oregon Landlord/Tenant Laws
  • Legislative Clout in Numbers

Need a Rental Form Right Now?

Have you ever needed a form quickly and the LBRHA office was closed? Oregon Rental Housing Forms are just a click away!

Simply fill in the ORHA form you need and print it out. In a matter of minutes, you'll be on your way!

ORHA Forms

Landlord Compensation Fund Update

The State Legislature established a Landlord Fund in HB 4401 and allocated $150 million to support the program. Unlike tenant-based rent assistance, landlords will be able to directly apply for these resources through an online application portal.

Oregon Housing & Community Services (OHCS) is the state agency responsible for managing the program. OHCS is releasing information about the program as it becomes available. The links below provide information for those interested.

  • Watch the Landlord Compensation Fund webinar from OHCS. Note: The webinar begins at 18:45 of the recording.
  • Print the Q&A Summary from the webinar
  • Read the Landlord Compensation Fund Overview
  • Access Notices, FAQs, and Required forms online
  • Ask OHCS a question.
This information is shared as a courtesy by the City of Corvallis Housing & Neighborhood Services Division. Please visit the City's Housing | COVID-19 webpage for additional resources.


An Update on Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance

Watch the short video to see how Oregon renters can qualify for

Rental Assistance right now! 

https://youtu.be/DuTNlqmqbF8

We strongly encourage all housing providers to email the video and application link OregonRentalAssistance.org to all residents, and encourage them to forward on to anyone they know who may need the help. Government has allocated hundreds of millions of dollars for those negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic - Don't let your share go to waste!

 https://www.oregonrentalassistance.org/

 

URGENT NEWS & LINKS:


Oregon Legislature Extends Eviction Moratorium Until September 30th, 2022

Yesterday, December 13th, 2021, Legislature passed in the 2nd special session an extension to the moratorium on evictions for non-payment for tenants who have applied for emergency rental assistance. The housing policy bill, known as Senate Bill 891, was the reason the Governor called the special session.

In this bill, tenants that apply for rental assistance and provide documentation to their landlord before June 30th, 2022, will have a safe harbor from eviction until September 30th, 2022, or until their application is cancelled or denied. Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) will prioritize those that applied before December 1st, 2021, and cancel applications of tenants that are not responding to their requests. OHCS is required to notify the landlord if a tenant is denied, or an application is cancelled. 

Additionally, in this bill is the extension of the requirement for a 10-day or 14-day Notice to Pay or Vacate for Non-payment of Rent until Sept 30th, 2022. Landlords must send an updated version of the tenant protection letter with these non-payment notices served after the date that SB 891 is signed into law by the Governor. The updated tenant protection letter will be available on the Oregon Rental Housing Forms Store at https://store.oregonrentalhousing.com/

In another bill, Senate Bill 5561 is the budget companion bill to SB 891 which allocates $100 million to OHCS for rental assistance. $5 million was allocated to administrative costs to speed up the processing of rental assistance applications, and $10 million was added to the Landlord Guarantee Fund for landlords to recover lost funds due to canceled, denied or unprocessed rental assistance applications. Another $100 million was allocated for longer term rental assistance programs to be distributed through other local agencies. 

You can read the full bill here for SB 891:  https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021S2/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB891/Enrolled  

You can read the full bill here for SB 5561: https://olis.oregonlegislature.gov/liz/2021S2/Downloads/MeasureDocument/SB5561/Enrolled

Jason Miller

 

House Bill 4401 (Dec 2020)

To read more about the House Bill 4401 (Moratorium 3.0) defined by Brian Cox Attorney, read his news article:

House Bill 4401 ~ Moratorium 3.0 Explained 

Requires Housing Providers to provide impacted Residents with written notice informing them of their right to submit a declaration of financial hardship made under penalty of perjury in a form proscribed in HB 4401.  Sample Form:

Notice of Eviction Protection & Declaration of Financial Hardship

Housing Providers may find updated information on the Oregon Housing and Community Services landlord compensation fund by visiting:

https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/housingassistance/Pages/Landlord-tenant-resources.aspx

THE ALLOWABLE STATEWIDE
RENT INCREASE FOR 2022 IS: 9.9%

On September 15, the State of Oregon's Office of Economic Analysis debuted the maximum rent increase rate for 2022 to be 9.9%. SB 608 set the maximum rent increase formula to be 7% plus the West Coast Consumer Price Index, which changes every year. For 2021 the maximum increase was 9.2%.

Once SB 608 passed in February of 2019 ushering in the first in the nation statewide rent control, it mandated that the state of Oregon create a webpage and update it yearly by the end of September, to display the annual maximum rent increase allowed in Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/das/OEA/Pages/Rent-stabilization.aspx

Rent increases going into effect for Oregon residents in 2022 must not be more than 9.9% as set forth in the Oregon Residential Landlord Tenant Act related to rent control. This applies statewide, including in the City of Portland. If a rental housing provider happens to increase the rent above maximum amount allowed, SB 608 specifies a penalty of 3 months’ rent, actual damages sustained by the tenant, and potential attorney fees and legal costs.

Please remember that there are are limited exemptions to the rent cap for affordable housing providers and for new construction. Housing providers should not increase rent more than 9.9% without consulting with their attorneys about exemptions and how to implement.

This informational notice is not intended as legal advice. Please call the LBRHA Helpline if you have questions, or contact an attorney for any policy change or decisions regarding residential and commercial Landlord-Tenant matters.

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ORHA KEY PAC

During the State of Oregon legislative session, ORHA KEY PAC will support affordable housing initiatives including building and a tax credit tenant assistance program.  ORHA KEY PAC will fight rent control, the elimination of 30-day no-cause terminations, and tenant relocation assistance paid for by landlords.

Contribute to the Oregon Rental Housing Key Pac and you may qualify for a Tax Credit.

DONATE HERE

The  Oregon Rental Housing Association 2020 Law Book is in

ORHA Landlord/Tenant Law Book Updated to include the most recent changes to Oregon's Landlord/Tenant law.

Order yours now  

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ORHA KEY PAC

During the State of Oregon legislative session, ORHA KEY PAC will support affordable housing initiatives including building and a tax credit tenant assistance program.  ORHA KEY PAC will fight rent control, the elimination of 30-day no-cause terminations, and tenant relocation assistance paid for by landlords.

Contribute to the Oregon Rental Housing Key Pac and you may qualify for a Tax Credit.

DONATE HERE

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