tenant organizing

Are Solidarity Networks the Future of Housing Justice?

As we get further away from the shocking chain of foreclosures that marked the 2008 financial crisis, it has become more apparent just how deep the catastrophe hit. The crisis led to 2.9 million foreclosures that year – a level of housing displacement comparable to an active war zone. For those without the means to […]

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Standing Up for Emergency Rent Stabilization in Portland

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, Portland Tenants United (PTU), the Portland, Oregon, based tenants’ union, descended on the Multnomah County building with hundreds of supporters. Since the City of Portland declared a renter state of emergency six months ago, organizers argue that the rental crisis in the hip urban areas of Portland has only gotten […]

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Confronting Low Wages and No Renter Protections in Oregon

On Thursday, February 18, minimum wage and housing justice activists in Oregon descended on Salem to protest a weakened wage proposal and delayed renters’ rights legislation. $15Now Oregon – the state wing of the larger Fight for $15 movement sweeping the country – saw opposition over the last several months coming from the much more […]

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Portland Tenants United Lead City Into “Eviction Free 2016”

“There’s no such thing as “no cause” when it comes to a no-cause eviction,” said Rosalie Nowak, a Portland renter telling a crowd of hundreds about being evicted only a month after moving in. “There’s always a cause. A reason. It’s that you, as a renter, have no right to know what the hell is […]

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Marcha Contra el Desplazamiento en East Boston

Militantes del capítulo de Boston de Rosa Negra se han dedicado por más de una década a las luchas de los inquilinos. Después de la crisis de embargos hipotecarios (foreclosure) encontramos a nuestra ciudad de Boston bajo ataque por los especuladores, propietarios y agencias de bienes raices que están aumentando las rentas y desalojando a […]

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PDXSol Picket Fox Management; Property Manager Kallie Caito Lashes Out With Erratic Rants

On Wednesday, February 18th the Portland Solidarity Network’s Outer East Side Committee escalated their campaign against Fox Management and property manager Kallie Caito. The campaign supports Aubrey and Becky, who are former tenants of a Fox Management apartment for more than ten years, where they suffered ill-repair and dangerous conditions in their apartment, over charging, […]

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Fighting For Our Homes: Tenant Demand Delivery at Fox Management [VIDEO]

On Tuesday, January 20th, a group of almost forty people gathered around the corner from Aubrey’s former property management company, Fox Management. Though nervous as the crowd was growing, Aubrey was preparing to confront the manager that had closed the door on her former apartment. Local news Koin 6 was there to see why they […]

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