CAT is a tenant membership organization. Low-income tenants – predominately low-wage workers, families with children, people living with disabilities, seniors, and people of color – are CAT’s primary membership base. CAT is building a strong housing justice movement that is led and directed by those who are most impacted by Oregon’s affordable housing crisis – low-income renters.
Questions About Tenants Rights?Learn about your Rights Call the Renters’ Rights Hotline: (503) 288-0130
Building-wide evictions, lack of repairs, and safety concerns can easily become an issue for an entire complex full of renters. Organizing your building is a challenge worth taking on if you think you can bargain collectively for better treatment and conditions from management.
Organizing your building or complex can seem daunting, but if you can achieve solidarity with your fellow renters you will be more powerful in the long-run.
Know Your Neighbors
Learn how tenants have resolved complaints in the past and learn what has or hasn’t been effective. At this meetings, it is important to prioritize tenant-wide issues instead of getting lost in individual issues. Ask residents to sign-in, introduce themselves, and take minutes.