Oregon's largest state wide tenant support organization.
Provides support for seniors 55 and older:
A growing tenant led:
Hispanic Tenants Rights Organization
United with Gresham Tenants
facing gentrification and rent evictions
Share your story at Gresham City Hall
Contact: Cam fb.me/pueblounidopdx
Workers, and tenants rights
Racial justice in labor
The fear of losing ones' home is a agonizing stressor especially for low/fixed income tenants;
Tenants live under constant threat of being priced out and or displaced due to no cause evictions, property sales, and owner move-backs.
Be aware of Portland's Relocation Ordinance: Giving tenants a 45 day requirement to say "Yes I want to move " to your landlord, in order to receive relocation funds, once they give you a 90 day notice or a rent increase above 10%.
An abrupt survival move under time and financial duress, precipitated by huge rent increases, a no-cause eviction, within a marketplace of low vacancies and few
available affordable housing options can set many displaced renters into a whirlwind.
Assess your Needs and Resources
You may or may not have sufficient good credit to be competitive in a property owner's market. Therefore you may not qualify for the apartment that best suits your needs. You may have to settle for a smaller unit or one that adds greater distance to and from
your work or school.
What kinds of assistance do need?
Seek Help from Community Organizations
Write it down
Getting your plan down on paper and out of your head can help reduce stress.
Assess Your Resources:
Estimate the cost of your move:
30-day move-out notice to management
Find Replacement Housing
Get room dimensions
(make sure your furnishings and other items will fit)
Set move-in date/time
One Week Before Your Move
moving date, start & end time, price,
insurance, # of movers
necessities E.G. food, clothing, supplies.
It is important for renters to know your rights and responsibilities under Oregon law.
The Community alliance of Tenants offer regular Tenants Rights Workshops throughout the Portland metro area. You can contact their hot-line at: 503-288-0130. or www.oregoncat.org