The Rent Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 5:00 p.m. at Portland City Hall, for more information please see below:
Email the Rent Board here.
Rent Board Members here.
Rent Board’s home page here.
The Rent Control Ordinance, approved by voters at the November 6, 2020 election, establishes the January 1, 2021 base rent of most rental units in Portland to the rent charged in June 2020, and caps the amount by which landlords may increase that rent annually. This ordinance is applicable to both long-term rental units and short-term rental units.
In addition, the Ordinance provides various protections to tenants, including notice of rent increases, additional notice or payments before evicting certain tenants, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of funding (such as Section 8 or GA), and notice of tenants' rights to new tenants.
Lastly, this Ordinance established the Rent Board to conduct hearings in response to tenant complaints, mediate disputes between tenants and landlords, and consider landlords' requests for rent increases outside the scope of this Ordinance.
The Rent Board is staffed by the City's Housing Safety Office.
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Portland, ME 04101