The Rental Housing Code (Eugene Code 8.425) was adopted to establish minimum habitability standards that all rental properties must meet, and to provide assistance to renters, property owners or managers when there is a question about those standards.
The public hearing on January 17th is an opportunity for the public to give feedback to the Eugene City Council on proposed changes to the Rental Housing Code Ordinance. The changes are based on recommendations from the Housing Policy Board and add language to the Rental Housing code to address carbon monoxide alarms, electrical systems, appliances, and rats.
The proposed changes also remove the sunset clause and add language requiring the City Manager review the Rental Housing Code program and report to City Council every three years.
After the public hearing, the Council is scheduled to take action on January 23, 2017. If no further action is taken the code’s ordinance will sunset on March 1, 2017 and be repealed.
Tuesday, January 17th, 7:30 p.m.
Harris Hall, 125 E. 8th Avenue, Eugene
Information on how to give testimony can be found at http://www.eugene-or.gov/524/Public-Participation.