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Saturday
Jun 10
Defend Rent Control at Sen. Monroe's Town Hall! (Portland Tenants United)
Centennial High School, 3505 SE 182nd

Senator Rod Monroe is an East Portland democrat and LANDLORD working hard to maime or kill a pro-tenant bill --HB 2004-- that his constituents desperately need. A criticial piece of the bill that would have made it legal for cities to implement rent stabilization (ie rent control), has already been removed to try to get Monroe's vote. But he still won't vote yes - he is opposed to the only other protection remaining in the bill: and end to no-cause evictions, a tool that landlords use to evade the fair housing act.

Renters need not settle for this. A large mobilization at Monroe's town hall will show legislators that their political future depends on ensiuring that HB 2004 passes, and that Oregon MAKES RENT CONTROL LEGAL by removing that statewide preemption against it.

We need you to tell him in person how you feel about this at his town hall this Saturday.

Many of Monroe's constitutents low-income renters from marginalized communities who've already been displaced from close-in Portland. By opposing HB 2004, Monroe telling his constituents that he's okay with them getting $1000+ rent increases, and that he is in favor of landlords using no-cause evictions to dogde fair housing protections. To oppose HB 2004 with a district full of renters, is to be in favor of families becoming homeless.

Monroe's East Portland constituents are overwhelmingly renters, and he needs to really FEEL public pressure for protecting landlord's profits and power over basic security and dignity of tenants.

He will be at a Town Hall this Saturday (June 10) at Centennial High School. Please come tell him to REPRESENT HIS CONSTITUENTS (and not his own interests and those of out-of-state landlords). Show up to tell Senator Rod Monroe to #VoteYESonHB2004.

This is the first local opportunity to talk to Rod Monroe in person since December. We need EVERYONE there.


Portland Tenants United is a growing tenants union dedicated to organizing tenants to take action to strengthen and enforce tenants rights and protections.

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Saturday
Aug 19
Renters' Rights at Jade Market
PCC SE, 2305 SE 82nd at Division

Did you know that nearly half of Asian Americans are renters?

Even though Asians have the highest levels of education and employment, homeownership levels do not represent those efforts.

Renters in the Jade District see massive amounts of rent hikes and displacement generally, and as more low-income tenants are pushed further out, they're less likely to have the protections offered exclusively within Portland city limits at this time.

Come to The Community Alliance of Tenants booth (#228) at the Jade District Night Market on August 19 and August 26 to play games, learn your rights, and meet other renters.

We'll be answering your questions, blasting sweet tunes, and serving up snacks to get you going.


The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants.Twitter @catoregon

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Saturday
Aug 26
Renters' Rights at Jade Market
PCC SE, 2305 SE 82nd at Division

Did you know that nearly half of Asian Americans are renters?

Even though Asians have the highest levels of education and employment, homeownership levels do not represent those efforts.

Renters in the Jade District see massive amounts of rent hikes and displacement generally, and as more low-income tenants are pushed further out, they're less likely to have the protections offered exclusively within Portland city limits at this time.

Come to The Community Alliance of Tenants booth (#228) at the Jade District Night Market on August 19 and August 26 to play games, learn your rights, and meet other renters.

We'll be answering your questions, blasting sweet tunes, and serving up snacks to get you going.


The Community Alliance of Tenants - Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants.Twitter @catoregon

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Tuesday
Sep 5
Re- Legalizing Housing Options in Portland, the Happy Hour
Pizza Baron

NOTE: Please click the tickets link (event is free!) to the EventBrite page and reserve your spot. Space is limited. We will book more HH's if there is demand!

  • Having trouble paying your rent?
  • Can't afford to buy?
  • Need better access to transit?

Portland faces a housing shortage. And many Portlanders don't like McMansions going up on their streets, especially when they replace otherwise good structures. Portlanders also wonder sometimes why more neighborhoods in the city aren't being built to resemble the now-expensive ones within a few miles of downtown that are in such high demand. The reason is that it's currently illegal to build neighborhoods like those.

In 1959, Portland banned most new small multifamily dwellings like duplexes, four-plexes and internal home divisions -- the same small, efficient homes that continue to make corner stores and frequent buses viable in Portland's most beloved, walkable neighborhoods. Neighborhoods built out under newer, less-dense zoning rules might never support frequent buslines ... unless we change the rules.

Join Portland for Everyone on Tuesday September 5 at Pizza Baron, near SE Divison & 122nd, for a short presentation and community discussion around Portland's brief window of opportunity to re-legalize aspects of the city we love. A representative from the Portland for Everyone campaign will present, followed by a discussion and Q&A.

Doors Open with Food & Beverages: 6:00 pm Presentation: 6:30 pm Discussion: Following presentation/ Until 7:30 pm

We will focus on the decisions being made soon through the Residential Infill Project, a once-in-a-generation chance to once again allow more types of "missing middle" housing in more of the city: more affordable, lower-profile, energy-efficient homes that would help more of us age in place and give developers something better to build than another McMansion. We will also beirfly touch on the changes that may happen in Portland's multi-dwelling (apartment) zones.

Please RSVP here so we know to plan for you!!

2017-2018 presents a rare but brief window of opportunity: Portland will be making critical land use and policy decisions over the next 18 months that will impact our city’s livability for decades. To ensure a Portland that is affordable and accessible for all residents, our civic leaders can and must do more.

About the campaign: Portland for Everyone, a project of 1000 Friends of Oregon, is a growing coalition of organizations and community groups that support diverse, abundant, and affordable housing options citywide, and connecting them with opportunities to share their stories and take action.

Portland can learn from both the successes of other cities and regions that face similar challenges. We can and must make the right choices on landmark land-use decisions: One set of choices will strengthen the ability of all to live, work, and play throughout Portland, with increased access to reliable transportation and open spaces. Another set of choices will squeeze those of middle and low incomes out of the city and increase homelessness, with disproportionate impact on people of color, immigrants and refugees, and the elderly, taking them away from employment centers, transportation options, and their communities. Together, we will encourage the City Council and other civic leaders to make inclusive and equitable decisions that will enable Portland to become a more equitable and affordable place. Visit the P4E website to take action now.

We hope to see you there!

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Sunday
Sep 17
Portland Tenants United General Assembly
Jade/APANO Multicultural Space -JAMS

Every few months, Portland Tenants United members gather in a General Assembly to build community, update each other on the work we've done, and decide on the campaigns we will take up in the coming months. Come meet your fellow PTU members and help shape the future of your union!

Our next General Assembly is on Sunday, Sept. 17 at JAMS, the Jade/APANO Multicultural Space (8114 SE Division, across the street from Portland Community College) from 4:30-6 pm. A new member orientation will be held beforehand, starting at 3 pm. Bring your union card and PTU swag!

Food and childcare will be provided. We will do our best to find transportation for members who need rides. You can also get directly there on TriMet bus lines 4 & 72, and the MAX Green Line stops nearby.

If you're not already a PTU member, join today! Here's the link: pdxtu.org/join

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Monday
Sep 18
Oregon Renter Week of Action
through Various Locations

#Oregon joins the nation this September for Renter Week of Action & Assemblies! with Homes For All / Hogares Para Todxs!

If the rent is too high, if you're not getting the repairs you need, if you keep getting pushed further and further away from your friends, family, work, and schools - it's time to stand up and organize!

The Community Alliance of Tenants is hosting a week of actions in the state of Oregon, and others are free to submit their events to the page and have it shared.

Follow this page for a full list of actions, events, and updates from Oregon and around the country!


SCHEDULE:

Monday 9/18 7-9pm Unite Oregon - 700 N Killingsworth, Portland How We Can Control the Rent: Official Renter Week of Action Kickoff. Join The Community Alliance of Tenants of Momentum Alliance for an important discussion on where housing rights is going. This event is a place to envision our futures as housing advocates, to correct what we see as flaws in our current system, and come to concrete goals for next steps. Open to all ages

Friday 9/22:

St. John's George City Park: St. Johns Story Slam + Tenant Rally, 3-6 p.m. Live music, tabling, organizing, and a chance to share your story about how the housing crisis has affected you. Sign up here: bit.ly/sjstoryslam

Rally Against Displacement - Ashland, 4 p.m., Ashland Plaza Join tenants in #Ashland to rally for renters' rights, co-hosted by Southern Oregon Tenants' Union and The Community Alliance of Tenants.

Saturday 9/23:

Every Worker Needs A Home Tenants + Workers Solidarity Action with Burgerville Workers Union at the Burgerville at 1135 NE MLK Jr. Ave, #Portland. Meet up at the MLK statue in front of the Oregon Convention Center at 5:30, march to the storefront at 6 p.m.


The Community Alliance of Tenants
Nonprofit Organization · Portland, Oregon
Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants.Twitter @catoregon

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How We Can Control the Rent
Unite Oregon

Why is the rent so high?

What would it take for tenants to take control of our homes and communities? The Community Alliance of Tenants and Momentum Alliance invite you to find out about recent victories and lessons learned in the fight for tenant protections and think through how to build power with one another for a stronger movement. This workshop will be a kickoff to Oregon Renter Week of Action.

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Friday
Sep 22
St. Johns Story Slam + Tenant Rally
George City Park

Too long has #StJohns been the stage for gentrification, colonization, eviction, and loss. This community belongs to the people, and the people are gathering to think and plan for their future.

Join The Community Alliance of Tenants for St. Johns' Story Slam + Tenant Rally on Friday as part of the national Renter Week of Action & Assemblies!

There will also be tabling, music, a chance to sign up for the St. Johns' Tenant Union, the Community Alliance of Tenants, and more.

Events are taking place throughout the country and across the state of #Oregon - so if you want to see what else is happening follow Oregon Renter Week of Action for a full schedule or Homes For All / Hogares Para Todxs to see what every city, state, and neighborhood is up to!


The story slam is an opportunity for the community to share their experiences of eviction, rent hikes, homelessness, hunts for rooms, and more. Sign up to be included here: bit.ly/sjstoryslam

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Thursday
Oct 26
Where We Go Next (The Community Alliance of Tenants)
Sunrise Center

Join the #Portland Consortium Community Development Block Grant Program for a free public meeting and discussion on where we go next as a community.

Guests will discuss economic development, social services, and housing needs in Portland, Gresham, and Multnomah County. Your input will help local government prioritize resources for the 2018–2019 spending plan to address community needs.

Co-hosted City of Portland, Home Forward, Multnomah County, Oregon, the City of Gresham, and Equal Housing Opportunity.


Free dinner served at 5:45 p.m.


For interpreters, childcare, or special accommodations, call or email: 503-618-2814 / Ashley.Miller@GreshamOregon.gov

Para espanol llame a: José Ibarra at 503-988-8109 / Jose.Ibarra@multco.us


For more information, to comment on the Portland Consortium's Annual Action Plans, or to request a hard copy, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/conplan or contact Kim McCarty at Kim.McCarty@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5312. Comments may be submitted electronically, in person, by mail, or by phone. Submit your comments online (https://t.e2ma.net/click/rawqpb/zsfw3g/37dg3cb) or send them to:

Portland Housing Bureau Attn: Con Plan Staff 421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 Portland, OR 97204

To submit your comments via email or phone, contact Kim McCarty at Kim.McCarty@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.5312 (TDD 503.823.6868). Please submit your comments by November 30, 2017.


Sign up at https://t.e2ma.net/click/rawqpb/zsfw3g/j0eg3cb to receive email notifications about upcoming meetings and related updates.

Reasonable Accommodations: To help ensure equal access to City programs, services, and activities, the City of Portland will upon request, provide interpretation, translation, childcare, and reasonably modify policies/procedures, and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. Call or email to request accommodations. 503.823.2375, TTY, 503.823.6868.

Language interpretation is available: Please call 503-823-5312 at least 48 hours before the meeting to request service.

Interpretación está disponible para esta reunión. Por favor llame a 503-823-5312 al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión para solicitar estos servicios.

Daryeelka ilmaha iyo tarjumaada waa kuwo la helayo kulankaan. Fadlan wac 503-823-5312 ugu yaraan 48 saacadood kahor kulanka si aad u codsatid adeega.

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Sunday
Oct 29
Community Alliance of Tenants Membership Brunch - not just for members - advance RSVP
The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark

What's our next move? You decide. Show up and help steer the movement. Even better? Volunteer for two hours or more and you'll earn a year of membership at The Community Alliance of Tenants.

Our membership meeting is free and open to the public - not just members!

Childcare, food, and interpretation is provided to all, free of charge. And yes, vegan and gluten-free options will be available (just let us know your dietary needs and restrictions in your RSVP below).

We'll be serving brunch, talking shop, and breaking bread.

Don't forget to RSVP (and register to volunteer!) at bit.ly/CATbrunch.


The Community Alliance of Tenants
Charity Organization · Portland, Oregon
Formed in 1996, the Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) is Oregon’s only statewide, grassroots, tenant-controlled, tenant-rights organization. CAT educates, organizes and develops the leadership of low-income tenants.Twitter @catoregon

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Wednesday
Nov 8
The Community Alliance of Tenants: Where We Go Next: Public Meeting
Multnomah County East Building

Join the #Portland Consortium Community Development Block Grant Program for a free public meeting and discussion on where we go next as a community.

Guests will discuss economic development, social services, and housing needs in Portland, Gresham, and Multnomah County. Your input will help local government prioritize resources for the 2018–2019 spending plan to address community needs.

Co-hosted City of Portland, Home Forward, Multnomah County, Oregon, the City of Gresham, and Equal Housing Opportunity.


Free dinner served at 5:45 p.m.


Call or email for interpreters, childcare, or special accommodations:

Ashley.Miller@GreshamOregon.gov / 503-618-2814


For more information, to comment on the Portland Consortium's Annual Action Plans, or to request a hard copy, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/conplan or contact Kim McCarty at Kim.McCarty@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-5312. Comments may be submitted electronically, in person, by mail, or by phone. Submit your comments online (https://t.e2ma.net/click/rawqpb/zsfw3g/37dg3cb) or send them to:

Portland Housing Bureau Attn: Con Plan Staff 421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500 Portland, OR 97204

To submit your comments via email or phone, contact Kim McCarty at Kim.McCarty@portlandoregon.gov or 503.823.5312 (TDD 503.823.6868). Please submit your comments by November 30, 2017.


Sign up at https://t.e2ma.net/click/rawqpb/zsfw3g/j0eg3cb to receive email notifications about upcoming meetings and related updates.

Reasonable Accommodations: To help ensure equal access to City programs, services, and activities, the City of Portland will upon request, provide interpretation, translation, childcare, and reasonably modify policies/procedures, and provide auxiliary aids/services/alternative formats to persons with disabilities. Call or email to request accommodations. 503.823.2375, TTY, 503.823.6868.

Language interpretation is available: Please call 503-823-5312 at least 48 hours before the meeting to request service.

Interpretación está disponible para esta reunión. Por favor llame a 503-823-5312 al menos 48 horas antes de la reunión para solicitar estos servicios.

Daryeelka ilmaha iyo tarjumaada waa kuwo la helayo kulankaan. Fadlan wac 503-823-5312 ugu yaraan 48 saacadood kahor kulanka si aad u codsatid adeega.

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Wednesday
Nov 15
Normandy Apartments and Renter's Rights!
Rigler Elementary School

ESPANOL ABAJO- Normandy and Renter's Rights: Learn from the Past. Fight for the Future.

A Free Community Event at Rigler School!

Wednesday, Nov. 15th

5:00-6:00pm: Homemade tamales, music and kid’s activities in the cafeteria.

6:00-7:15pm: Learn and take action! In the auditorium.

Rigler Elementary School: 5401 NE Prescott St.

Join your neighbors to learn and take action for a new renters’ rights policy inspired by the unjust rent increase and displacement of our neighbors from the Normandy Apartments.


Normandy y los derechos de los inquilinos: Aprende del pasado. Lucha por el futuro.

Miércoles, 15 de noviembre

5:00-6:00pm: Tamales, música y actividades para niños en la cafetería

6:00-7:15pm: ¡Aprender y tomar acción! En el auditorio.

La escuela primaria Rigler: 5401 NE Prescott St.

Únete con sus vecinos para aprender y tomar acción en una nueva propuesta de ley que apoya a los derechos de los inquilinos. Esta propuesta fue creada para prevenir lo que paso en los apartamentos Normandy.

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Tuesday
Dec 5
CHAT: Cully Housing Action Team Meeting
Living Cully Plaza, 6723 NE Killingsworth

EN ESPANOL ABAJO

Everyone is welcome!

Join the Cully Housing Action Team (CHAT) for our monthly meeting! CHAT members are working on 3 campaigns to increase affordable housing in Cully and prevent the displacement of our neighbors.

Childcare, interpretation and dinner provided.

Dinner at 5:30 pm, meeting starts at 6 pm.

Questions? Contact Anna Gordon: annagordon@livingcully.org or 541-513-9292


Únete con el Equipo de Acción de Vivienda en Cully para nuestra reunion mensual. Los miembros de CHAT estan trabajando en 3 campanas para que hayan mas vivienda economica en Cully y para prevenir el desplazamiento de nuestros vecinos. Todos estan bienvenidos.

Esperamos verlos allí! Se provee cena, cuidado de niños, e interprete en español.

Cena a las 5:30 pm, la reunion comienza a las 6 pm.

Preguntas? Contacte a: Anna Gordon: annagordon@livingcully.org, 541-513-9292

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