This morning, April 4th, the Oregon House voted in favor of HB 2004 and its amendments. It didn’t pass by much – the vote was 27 to 31. 31 votes is the minimum to pass a bill out of the House, and this shows the tremendous impact and response of our members! I want to especially recognize the energy and support our members put into contacting our legislators and lobbying against this bill. Our grassroots effort came very, very close to succeeding this time!
The bill now passes to the Senate, where it will receive a first reading tomorrow and be assigned to a committee. Our work isn’t done, as there is still hope to defeat this bill in the Senate. Please watch for further updates and emergency alerts via email with more information about how you can do your part to stop this bill.
Additionally, More Housing NOW! is a landlord advocacy group addressing these issues in Oregon. Visit and follow their Facebook and YouTube pages for more information and to stay informed as new developments arise:
Thank you,Jim Straub
ORHA Legislative Director