I met Norma Storm at Gresham Station Apartments during a housing meeting with other tenants facing increasing rents that they can no longer afford. This building is a Section 42 Tax Credit supposedly "affordable housing" for low income renters.
Gresham Mayor Bemis has ignored Gresham renters facing displacement and houselessness as a result of gentrification and increasing rents. Many seniors who are long time renters like Norma, are about to lose their apartment homes.
June Blank shares her frustration with management at Fairview Apartments. "There is dirty water coming from the dishwasher. The stove is non-working. My pantry doors are falling off again. I have had it!"
Long time housing activist Carliss Bates sits down with Marih Alyn-Claire, tenant advocate discussing how rent increases in Portland, forced her to move out of the Portland Metro area.
Senior and long time brain injury support leader and founder of The Brain Injury Help Center shares her multiple moves from down town Portland and back trying to stay one step ahead of the high rents.
Friend and -neighbor Pamela Gillis shares her story of displacement following the death of her son.
Four very low income tenants at the Teri Lee Apts. in SE Portland sit outside and share with Guy Berliner of Portland Tenants United and Marih Alyn-Claire about the poor living conditions and no cause eviction following the sale of the property.
X-tenant of Terri Lee Apartments discusses the blight conditions maintained by management and why she moved out.
Milwaukie tenant Pamela Gillis, discusses the impact on her health after being rent evicted from her apartment home.