Proposed Multnomah County tax would provide legal representation for tenants facing eviction

Measure 26-238 will be on the May ballot. Portland and county leaders have spoken out against the new tax, while proponents point to rising rental costs.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Multnomah county voters will have a choice to make this May on a proposed new tax that would provide free legal representation for tenants facing eviction. Measure 26-238 would levy an adjustable countywide capital gains tax, initially set at 0.75%. 

The proposal presents a crossroads in the housing crisis. Those pushing for the tax say it’ll help keep people in their homes, while those against it say it’s another tax pricing people out of the county.

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