• Section 8 Renters Assembly

    Join other Section 8 renters to share your stories and experiences about renting with a housing choice voucher, decide what changes to the system we need to see, and start making plans to win them.  This assembly is ONLY for Section 8 tenants.  No Home Forward employees will be present, and all tenant testimony will be confidential.  

    There will be food, child care, and a short "Know Your Rights" workshop.  Space is wheelchair and transit-accessible via the MAX Green Line and TriMet bus lines 15 and 20.  Please RSVP by emailing or messaging PTU through the Facebook event.

    Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 AM
    23 RSVPs
  • Rental Services Commission

    The Rental Services Commission is the City's main advisory body for landlord-tenant policy.  Come share your stories and make sure tenant voices are heard!

    See meeting agenda and important documents here

    Accessible via the MAX Green, Orange and Yellow Lines and TriMet bus lines 2, 4, 30, 35, 36, 44, 54, 56, 99, 105, 134, 164, 177, 199 and the Downtown Express.  Contact for more info.  For translation or accessibility supports from the City of Portland, call 503-823-2375 at least 3 days before a program.

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 02:30 PM
    18 RSVPs
  • Direct Tenant Organizing Meeting

    Direct Tenant Organizing (DTO) does tenant-to-tenant canvassing and outreach to educate, agitate and organize renters in their buildings.  We help our fellow renters collectively advocate for their protection and benefit, form tenant unions, and assert #TenantPower through direct action. 

    Accessible via TriMet bus lines 10, 14 and 70.  For more info, contact

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    Lifeability in Portland, OR
    7 RSVPs
  • Outreach, Advocacy and Coalitions (OAC) meeting

    Advocating for policy change, meeting with policymakers, strategizing about expanding tenant protections within the halls of power, engaging sister organizations through inter-organizational outreach to build coalitions that fight for housing justice through intersectional solidarity.

    For more info contact:

    Monday, November 25, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    NECN in Portland, OR
    5 RSVPs
  • All-Hands Organizing Committee meeting

    This is the monthly meeting where our Organizing Committee (a group of committed volunteers who run our union day-to-day) discuss issues affecting PTU as a whole.  All members are encouraged to attend and be part of building the union.

    For more info, contact  

    Sunday, December 01, 2019 at 07:00 PM
    NECN in Portland, OR
    24 RSVPs
  • Cully Housing Action Team Monthly Meeting

    Portland Tenants United often offers our volunteers in partnership with Living Cully's tenant rights organizing, and we're proud to support the Cully Housing Action Team (CHAT).  If you're in the area, come to CHAT's monthly meeting!  

    CHAT’s 3 ongoing campaigns:
    1. Support neighbors who are facing immediate housing crises, focusing on residents of mobile home parks.
    2. Collective ownership of land to create affordable homeownership opportunities.
    3. Advocate for tenants that are at risk of being displaced and advocate for better tenant protections at the state and local level.

    Dinner, childcare and English/Spanish translation are provided.

    You can learn more at

    Accessible via TriMet bus line 72

    Tuesday, December 03, 2019 at 05:30 PM
    Trinity Lutheran Church in Portland, OR
    31 RSVPs