Sources: Kotek favors statewide rent control

House Speaker Tina Kotek, a Portland Democrat, celebrated election night victories by her party in 2014.

Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek says the 2019 Legislature will consider a statewide rent control and tenant protection program.

Speaking before the Columbia Corridor Association on Dec. 7, Kotek, the Democrat who represents District 44, said the state cannot guarantee enough additional homes will be built in coming years to overcome the current affordable housing crisis.