Portland Landlord-Tenant Law Training

FAIR went into effect March 1, 2020. The new administrative rules for Application and Screening and Security Deposits apply to rental housing units in Portland. View the training schedule and sign up for a free training.

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Important Message

In the interest of public safety and in compliance with CDC guidelines, many of the FAIR training sessions have been, or will be, canceled. In a few instances, the provider has made provisions with the current participants to deliver the class through video or other means.

If you have already registered for a training session, please check the provided registration link or communicate directly with the provider to verify if the class you registered for has been postponed until a future date (to be determined), will be delivered through an alternate means, or has been canceled altogether. 

Once we are advised that it is again safe to congregate, every effort will be made to reschedule canceled sessions. Reschedule information will be published on this site as soon as it is available. Thank you for your patience.


Register for a free training

Learn about the FAIR rules that went into effect March 1, 2020 and about Portland landlord-tenant law. These free trainings, offered January through June, are tailored to the needs of renters, landlords, or social service providers in multiple languages. Registration is required to attend a training.


Renter Training Schedule

In the interest of pubic safety, Renter and Landlord Training sessions scheduled in March, April and May were cancelled. Reschedule information will be published on this site when it becomes available. Because these classes fill up very quickly, we recommend that you check back frequently. If you would like to be on an e-mail distribution list to receive general information announcements, please send an e-mail request to rentalservices@portlandoregon.gov.

Rentwell Series

More information at www.rentwell.org

Course Dates
(must attend all in series)
TimeClass SizeLanguageRegistration
Thursday/Friday
Evenings
May 21 - June 26
7:00 - 8:30 pm20 studentsEnglishFull
Friday/Sunday
Afternoons
May 22 - June 28
2:30 - 4:00 pm20 studentsEnglishFull
Sundays/Thursday
Evenings
May 24 - June 28
5:00 - 6:30 pm20 studentsEnglishRegister here

Landlord Training Schedule

DateTimeTopicLanguageTraining Provider
(click to register)
June 9, 202010:30 am -
1:30 pm
State Senate Bill 608
Tenant Protection Bill
EnglishRPM
June 11, 202011:30 am -
2:30 pm
Portland FAIR Ordinance
(Screening and Deposits Reform)
EnglishRPM
June 18, 202011:30 am -
2:30 pm
Portland Relocation Fee OrdinanceEnglishRPM
June 20, 20208:30 am -
5:00 pm
FAIR Ordinance, Relocation Fees,
SB 608, and Rental Registrations
EnglishRPM
June 25, 202011:30 am -
2:30 pm
Portland FAIR Ordinance
(Screening and Deposits Reform)
EnglishRPM

In the interest of pubic safety, Renter and Landlord Training sessions scheduled in March, April and May were cancelled. Reschedule information will be published on this site when it becomes available. Because these classes fill up very quickly, we recommend that you check back frequently. If you would like to be on an e-mail distribution list to receive general information announcements, please send an e-mail request to rentalservices@portlandoregon.gov.

Case Manager Training Schedule

DateTimeStatusLanguageTraining Provider
May 29, 202012:00 - 5:00 pmPendingEnglishTransitions Projects
June 23, 202012:00 - 5:00 pmPendingEnglishTransitions Projects

Administrative Rules

Select from the following to view ordinances, administrative rules, and documentation related to FAIR (Fair Access in Renting):

Application and Screening    Security Deposits