Oregon’s new rent control law is only a band-aid on the state’s housing woes

Oregon Governor Kate Brown yesterday signed into law a statewide cap on rent increases—the first statewide policy of this kind. The economic rationale is to lessen financial strain on renters, given that housing costs have risen faster than incomes. In many large cities along East and West Coasts, even middle-income families are stretching to pay … Continue reading Oregon’s new rent control law is only a band-aid on the state’s housing woes