SEATTLE — With Oregon set to pass a state-wide rental control, some hope.

The state of Oregon is set to become the first state with mandatory rent controls.

In Washington, rent control has been illegal since 1981, but many hope to see that change.
Rent controls regulate how much landlords can charge their tenants.

“I’m a single mom of six children; I was married to a soldier for 16 years, and now I’m the sole provider,”
said Jay Dena Hart.

Hart says she lived in her apartment complex in Issaquah for more than 10 years without issues.
She says within the last year her rent skyrocketed.
Hart says she was paying $615 per month, now she has to pay $1270.

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