We are facing a unique crisis as the novel coronavirus spreads and intense social distancing measures are put into place to slow it. The measures may reduce damage from the virus, but they will also have devastating impacts on many people who will lose income or their jobs, especially as other health, medical and childcare costs increase in response to corona related measures. We must minimize the harm from these measures. Furthermore, at this time when people are asked to stay at home, we must make sure that everyone has access, and does not lose access, to habitable housing.

We must act now:

Please sign the petition calling on the Oregon Legislature to convene a special session and offer meaningful relief for Oregon renters. 

PTU Demands

Read PTU's COVID 19 — State of Emergency Housing Security Package to learn more about our demands!

  1. Immediate Eviction Moratorium and Rent Relief
  2. April Amnesty
  3. Stop the Sweeps
  4. PTU’s Tenant Protection Ordinance
  5. Tenant Covid-19 Commission
  6. Resolution asking other jurisdictions and the private sector to do their part


Promote #AprilAmnesty

Show support for PTU's demands by taking a selfie with the image #AprilAmnesty, or writing a letter linking to our demands, posting on social media, and sending it to Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, to members of the Joint Coronavirus Response Committee or other officials.

If you're comfortable with us sharing this on social media, please send your photo and a few sentences about how the crisis has affected your ability to pay rent to comms@pdxtu.org
Don't have access to a printer? open the image full screen and take a selfie with your computer

Landlords: Sign the Pledge

Are you an Oregon landlord? Sign the #AprilAmnesty Landlord Pledge to waive or reduce rent for the month of April for your tenants.

Support the Movement

Join Portland Tenants United as a tenant member or as a supporting member.