Landlords sue over Oregon eviction bans

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Landlords in Oregon are suing Gov. Kate Brown, the state, Multnomah County and Portland for the newly extended eviction bans as they see non-payment from tenants. KOIN-TV reports Moe Farhoud, and Tyler and Crystal Sherman filed the lawsuit in federal court on Monday as state lawmakers approved pandemic-related bills. The bills included rent relief for landlords and an extension on the statewide eviction moratorium through June. Farhoud claims he is owed more than $1 million in back rent from March 2020 on, according to the lawsuit, while the Shermans are owed over $8,000. In a statement, a spokesperson for Gov. Brown’s office said Brown’s looks forward to signing the bill providing relief for landlords.