June 2024

President's Message

Tia Politi, ORHA President

Hermiston Palooza
We had a fantastic time in Hermiston putting on our annual Property Management Palooza for our members in Eastern Oregon. Planning meetings started late this year due to the ice storm in the Willamette Valley, but we’d done it twice before, so it all worked out despite the delay. Four of our associations participated and reaped a nice reward (almost $1,000 each) to assist in their stability and growth. The Palooza not only boosted their finances but helped in raising awareness about the benefits of belonging to a chapter of the Oregon Rental Housing Association. Thanks to all who donated their time! We received a very warm welcome from our in-person attendees and the Executive Committee is committed to returning to the east every year.

Instructors Jason Miller, ORHA Education Chair, ORHA Legislative Director, and ORHA Past-President, Christian Bryant, President of the Portland Area ROAViolet WilsonORHA Executive Committee Advisor, and myself donated our time to teach. ORHA’s Independent Contractor, Ben Seamans, and Education Vice Chair, Rain Maryott of Lane ROA coordinated our online attendees to allow participation from around the state.

Leigh Ann Prummer, and Joel and Leslie Hasse of ROANEO helped with planning, coordinated snacks, brought some great door prizes for in-person attendees, and helped wherever they could. ORHA Vice President and Technology Chair, Cloud Miller and Treasure Valley Rental Association Treasurer, Veda Bell handled sign-ins from in-person attendees as well as...

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Board Meeting Photos

May 2024 – Hermiston, Oregon

Office Update

Benjamyn Seamans

Upcoming Board Meeting Details:

Our next board meeting will be July 20th. This meeting will be in-person (Silverton, Oregon) and virtual – Details were emailed to all delegates on 06/01/2024 and RSVPs are due no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Time on 06/18/2024.

If you have any questions, please contact the ORHA Office. The board packet will be emailed the week of the meeting – Please check your email for details.

Upcoming ORHA Office Closure:

The ORHA Office will be closed – Please expect an Office Closure on the date(s) listed below (please note that emails, voicemails, form orders, and support tickets will all be impacted by the mentioned closure – Please place all local form orders before EOD on 06/10/2024):

  • 06/12/2024 through 06/23/2024

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Voting and writing your representatives about landlord/tenant laws is very helpful and has made ORHA the strongest legislative representative of small landlords in Oregon. Whether we like it or not, MONEY is very important to make real progress legislatively. There are a number of key elections happening across the state this year that need our financial support to get pro-landlord representatives elected, so donate as much as you can afford to the ORH KEY PAC.

Don’t do it for the tax benefits, do it to support landlords in Oregon.

Thank you for your support,
Christian Bryant, PAROA President

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P.S. You may qualify for the Oregon Political Tax Credit if you're an Oregon taxpayer making under $75,000, or $150,000 per year as part of a joint-filing couple. If you qualify, you can give up to $50 per year to Oregon Rental Housing KEY PAC and receive the full amount as a credit subtracted from your Oregon state taxes when you file (If you're part of a joint-filing couple, you can give up to $100 a year). Oregon law allows a tax credit for political contributions. You may not claim this credit if your federal AGI exceeds $150,000 on a jointly filed return, or $75,000 on all other returns. Please consult your tax advisor for more information. Don't qualify? We can still use your help funding our important work to elect Representatives and Senators that support Oregon Landlords in 2024! Please donate any amount you can today.

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Mind Your Business: Tia's Tips for Better Rental Management – Eugene Rental Housing Code Changes – Phases I & II: with City Manager Interpretation

Tia Politi

The Eugene Rental Housing Code was first adopted in 2005 and implemented housing standards similar to Oregon habitability law (ORS 90.320) but with a few additions that clarify landlords are responsible to deal with rats in the unit and that each room have a dedicated heating source capable of bringing the temperature of each room up to a minimum of 68 degrees under normal weather conditions. The code also required landlords within the city limits (but not outside the urban growth boundary) to register their units with the city and pay an annual fee of $10 to fund the services provided by the city to enforce the code. The fee was increased in 2022 to $20 per unit to be used, “…for the purpose of offsetting the costs to the city associated with the enforcement of this code and costs associated with...

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In case you missed it from our previous newsletter(s)...

SB 1069 – Electronic Service and Payment Changes

Law Offices of Brian Cox

In Our Ongoing Efforts To Keep You Informed ~ Senate Bill 1069 (2023) makes
significant changes to
ORS 90.155, the written notice statute in Oregon’s Residential Landlord Tenant Act,
that go into effect January 1, 2024
(so you have plenty of times to change your forms/get new forms)

New Way To Serve Written Notices –

The ORLTA currently authorizes three methods for serving written notice: (1) personal service: (2) service by first-class mailing; and, (3) service by posting and first class mailing the same day. Senate Bill 1069 creates a fourth type of service - ‘email and mail’ service. In order to use ‘email-and-mail’ service, the housing provider and resident must, after the tenancy begins and the tenant has occupied the premises, sign a separate addendum to their rental agreement authorizing the use of ‘email-and-mail’ service by the...

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In case you missed it from our previous newsletter(s)...

Oregon Annual Rent Increase Percentage

Senate Bill 611 was signed into law on July 06, 2023. This bill will cap rent increases at 10.0% or 7.0% plus CPI (whichever is lower) – The exemption for new constructions remains at 15 years.

The maximum allowable rent increase percentage for the 2024 calendar year is 10.0% or 7.0% plus CPI (whichever is lower) – The allowable annual rent increase in 2024 is 10.0%. Only one rent increase may be issued in any 12-month period.

The allowable rent increase percentage for the previous year, 2023, was 14.6% if the increase was issued before July 6th, or 10.0% if issued after July 6th. 

For more information on the methodology, calculation, and Consumer Price Index data, see: Maximum Annual Rent Increase, 2024 (Excel File Download).

ORHA appreciates your participation during this legislative season – Please contact the member helpline for your local association with any questions that you may have. If you do not know the contact information for your local association, you can view the information by clicking HERE.

Education Committee Update

Jason Miller, Committee Chair

The committee continues to work on updating classes and providing Webinars, as well as in-person classes. 

Mentor Locals: If your Association has less than one hundred members, you are entitled to support from the ORHA Mentor Program. This includes providing classes to your members at reduced costs, helping set up or reviewing your bylaws, and many other services. Recently, we have worked with ROADC, TVRA, CCROA, ROANEO, MCROA, and UCRHA.

Did you know you could take classes offered by other locals? If you are member of another local, you can ask if a member discount can be provided. Check the ORHA website for class offerings. 

Have other ideas for seminars? Please contact me

Local Association Message

Salem Rental Housing Association (SRHA)

Greetings Fellow ORHA Associations,

Politics is often a hot-topic button for many. We all want our voices to be heard. Together we become stronger than just one individual force. Because of this, SRHA would like to invite you to join us in contributing funds to the ORH KEY PAC.

ORHA has been leading us forward in this ever-changing political madness that encompasses our industry. They check the pulse of this political climate, providing valued information and insight about the candidates running for office. They keep us informed. ORHA has been instrumental at speaking on behalf of housing providers throughout the State of Oregon

The ORH KEY PAC needs our support now more than ever, so please donate today.

Wishing you wonderful in your day,
Kathleen Ashley, President
Salem Rental Housing Association (SRHA)

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