Renter Town Hall on Harassment and Evictions
August 18th, 6:30- 8 pm
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Meeting ID: 952 1163 7270
Call in number: (669) 900-9128 -- 952 1163 7270#
For the past year, Portland Tenants United has been developing and lobbying for a law at the city level that would make harassment and other behaviors that cause tenants to 'self-evict' illegal. With COVID, these behaviors have increased in frequency and intensity, with new tactics around forced re-payment contracts and other misrepresentations of the laws currently in place to protect renters.
Join us for this open forum to 1. share our stories, 2. talk about next steps for passing this law. More information here: https://www.pdxtu.org/tpo
This meeting will take place virtually, and translation (ASL and other languages) is available upon request. Please give us 24 hours notice if possible (especially for ASL).
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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:
Email your Representatives and Governor Brown to let them know we need
a rent freeze and rent forgiveness
Read PTU's COVID 19 — State of Emergency Housing Security Package to learn more about our demands!
- Immediate Eviction Moratorium and Rent Relief
- Rent Amnesty
- Stop the Sweeps
- PTU’s Tenant Protection Ordinance
- Tenant Covid-19 Commission
- Resolution asking other jurisdictions and the private sector to do their part
Landlords: Sign the Pledge
Are you an Oregon landlord? Sign the #RentAmnesty Landlord Pledge to waive or reduce rent for the month of April for your tenants.