The Fate of Portland’s Strongest Tenant Protection

Commissioner Eudaly, a Portland renter, speaking at Portland Tenants United’s Rally for Relocation on February 2nd. (Photo courtesy of the Portland Mercury.)

These renters don’t pay less rent, they don’t pay smaller security deposits, they don’t have any better luck getting repairs made without retaliation, they aren’t exempt from late fees or other fines, or any of the other sticks that the state gives landlords to use on renters. These tenants don’t get more time to move and moving isn’t any less expensive or traumatic. Simply put, the city decided to prioritize the power and financial stability of those who own two homes over those who own zero.

  • Make it permanent now (instead of waiting 6 months)
  • Remove the single-unit exemption
  • Require landlords notify tenants of their rights under Relo when they give notice of a rent increase or no-cause eviction (too many tenants don’t know!)

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Portland Tenants United is a growing tenants union dedicated to organizing tenants to take action to strengthen and enforce tenants rights and protections.

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Portland Tenants United

Portland Tenants United

Portland Tenants United is a growing tenants union dedicated to organizing tenants to take action to strengthen and enforce tenants rights and protections.

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