By Associated Press - Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - A bill that aims to address Oregon’s housing affordability crisis by boosting protections for renters has cleared the state House of Representatives.

The legislation passed the House on Tuesday with broad support on a 48-11 vote and now heads to the Senate.

House Bill 4143 would bar landlords from increasing rent during the first year of month-to-month tenancy. After a year, rent increases would require a 90-day written notice, which is two months longer than what’s currently required under state law. The bill would also require 90-day notices on tenancy terminations, up from the current 30-day requirement.

Lawmakers included an emergency clause in the bill so that it would go into effect immediately should it be signed into law by the governor.

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