As reported by The Oregonian on Feb. 28, a federal judge in Portland denied a motion for a temporary restraining order to prevent two Fair Access in Renting ordinances from becoming law. The judge said that the rental industry group challenging the laws, Multifamily NW, waited too long to file a legal challenge. While the law is now in effect, the litigation continues. Not much has changed in the litigation since the court ruled in February.
As required by Portland, landlords may no longer reject prospective tenants for credit scores as low as 500, a court eviction order older than three years or insufficient credit history.
Media stories: Judge denies request to delay Portland’s new rental screening, security deposit rules (Feb. 28, 2020), Portland’s new rental screening, security deposit rules are unconstitutional, landlords claim (Feb. 21, 2020).
The case is Newcomb v. City of Portland.