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Could rent control solve the housing crisis in western Washington?
SEATTLE -- With Oregon set to pass a state-wide rental control, some hope similar legislation may come to Washington, however others disagree this option is the best answer. The state of Oregon is set to become the first state with mandatory rent controls. In Washington, rent control has been illegal since 1981, but many hope to see that change. Rent controls regulate how much landlords can charge their tenants.