Last week, WW wrote about a proposed limit on how much landlords can raise rent in Oregon (“Under Control,” WW, Jan. 2, 2019). A legislative concept would cap the amount landlords can raise rent at 7 percent a year, plus inflation. If approved, Oregon would become the first U.S. state to legislate rent control. Here’s what readers think.
William McClenathan, via Twitter: “As a past landlord, I never screwed renters over. But many did and still do. So yes, if people won’t be accountable on their own, the rule of law should be made to hold them accountable.”
Georgette McClelland, via Facebook: “My mother’s rent was increased every few months last year, her Social Security was not. City governments need to get involved; we have a homeless crisis for a reason.”