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Click here to join CAT’s Renter State of Emergency campaign against no-cause evictions and unreasonable rent hikes

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
#RenterStateOfEmergency update and Upcoming Events

#RenterStateOfEmergency Legislative Session Update

‪#‎RenterSOS‬ Alert:

In the beginning of March, the Oregon Senate passed HB 4143, the Tenant Protections bill. The protections include 90-Day notices for rent increases, and no rent increases for the first year of month-to-month tenancies. This victory is a step forward to help vulnerable tenants find and keep safe and stable rental housing across Oregon.

Thank you all who called their legislators and shared their stories. Every voice matters.

Join CAT for these Upcoming Events

to Continue to Build Momentum and Tenant Power!






Join Us for the CAT Spring Membership Meeting – Wednesday April 27

Come One, Come All.  We’ll take a look back at lessons and wins from the Oregon Short Legislative Session and the #RenterStateOfEmergency Campaign.

What are the next steps in the fight for Renter Protections? What do we need to do to win Just Cause Evictions and Rent Control?

Join us for a Renters’ Rights Workshop, delicious free dinner and an Action-Packed Membership Meeting.

Free childcare available, please email to reserve spaces for your kids and let us know how many and ages

Reunión bilingüe (inglés/español)

WHAT: CAT Spring Membership Meeting
WHERE: Augustana Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall
WHEN: April 27th, Renters’ Rights Workshop @5:30 pm, Dinner @6:15, Meeting @6:45.
WHO: Free and Open to All CAT Members, Supporters and Public


Housing Survey for Portland Metro Area Tenants

Portland Metro Area Tenants! We Need to Hear From You!

CAT is helping the Portland Housing Bureau, HomeForward, Multnomah County and the City of Gresham to gather data and information about discrimination, substandard housing, rent increases, evictions, getting into housing, and many other issues that tenants face.

We invite you to complete the survey about housing choice in the Portland metro area by clicking here!

Thank you in advance for your attention and opinions!

The purpose of the survey is to hear your voice and give you power to let your local

governments, and service providers, know about your housing concerns, and what you

would change about the community. Your answers will be part of a regional planning effort

for the counties in the Metro area including Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah

Counties. Your response will have an impact on actions of local governments and

service providers, such as how and where public funds are spent on housing developments,

infrastructure, programs, and more. Please take the time to make your voice heard!

This survey should take about 20-25 minutes to complete.
Your time and comments are greatly appreciated.

Take the survey today by finding it online at:

If you provide your name and address, with a completed survey, it will be placed

in a drawing for a $100.00 grocery store gift certificate of your choice.
There will be five winners!
Your answers are anonymous, for research purposes, and will not be connected with your name in any way!
You do not need to provide your name to us unless you wish to be entered into the drawing.

Click HERE for The Sweepstakes Official Promotion Rules


If you have questions, please send an email to
or call Kim McCarty at 503-823-5312.

Note that several important questions in the survey are open-ended and usually require more than just a

few words to answer. We would greatly appreciate your candid feedback and honest opinions.

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