The City of Eugene is engaged in a multi-phase process to review and update the city’s Rental Housing Code program to include renter protections that aim to keep people housed, lessen the costs associated with rental housing, and stop discriminatory rental housing practices. Enhancing renter protections is identified as one of the anti-displacement actions of the city’s Housing Implementation Pipeline (HIP). The renter protections under consideration are focused on: 1) protecting renter and vulnerable populations and 2) preventing displacement. For more information about next steps, please sign up for the Renter Protections Interested Parties email list or visit the Eugene Renter Protections Process webpage.
City Council will hold a public hearing on Phase II Renter Protections; on the tentative agenda for March 13, 2023 at 5:30pm. Council will listen to public input regarding Phase II items including: limit security deposits, process applications in the order received, and relocation assistance for certain circumstances (legal no cause evictions, rent increases by 5% or more and the tenant cannot afford the increased rate, certain landlord-based reasons for termination, non-renewal of a fixed lease, and substantial changes in the lease). The proposed ordinance can be found of the City’s website. Information about upcoming City Council meetings and how to provide testimony at a public hearing is available on the Public Webcasts and Meeting Materials page.