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Get Your Tickets Today for CAT’s 20th Anniversary and Salsa Party!

The Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Salsa Party at the Colwood Golf Center 7313 NE Columbia Blvd in Portland on Friday, December 2nd, 2016. Tickets to the event on sale now.
Ticket prices: Adult $25, children 12 and under $10, Family (2 adults and 1 or more children 12 and under) $60
learn moreFamilies Welcome!  CAT’s Salsa Party is open to all ages and community members. Space is limited so please purchase tickets in advance. The event offers a light dinner buffet, a short program, one-hour of salsa lesson and a full cash bar. Doors open at 6:30pm, dinner starts at 6:30pm, and salsa lesson from 8-9pm. CAT will present our fourth annual Tenant Hero Award to an outstanding tenant activist for housing justice.

Salsa Party sponsorship opportunities are still available and start as low as $75 (sponsorships can be purchased online using the ‘Buy Tickets’ buttons or a check can be sent to Community Alliance of Tenants; 2710 NE 14th Ave., Portland OR 97212.
Download sponsorship information here.

This event is CAT’s biggest fundraiser of the year and the proceeds support our critical programs to educate and empower tenants working to secure affordable, stable and safe rental homes. Celebrate 20 years of hard work and huge housing victories with CAT and enjoy a fun evening of  dancing with your family, friends, and neighbors.
Tickets can be purchased online using the button below.

Stay tuned for up to the minute updates on CAT’s Facebook page:

  • What: CAT Annual Salsa Party/ 20th Birthday
  • Where: 7313 NE Columbia Blvd. Portland OR 97218 Colwood Golf Center;  Portland OR
  • When: Friday, December 2, 2016 from 6:30 – 10:00 pm
  • How much? $25 adult tickets $10 children tickets, Family price $60 (2 adults + 1 or more children under 12 years old)

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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.

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In Memory of Justin Buri and the Justin Buri Tenant Leadership Fund

img_1088It is with very heavy hearts that we shared the news of the passing of our very dear friend, colleague and fearless leader in our community, Justin Buri. Justin began his journey with CAT in 2009 as a volunteer, helping Oregon’s tenants navigate the very difficult world of learning and standing up for our rights and responsibilities as tenants in Oregon; eventually standing at the helm of Oregon’s only statewide renters rights organization as Executive Director.

He helped champion historic changes in landlord tenant law ranging from making it illegal to discriminate against Housing Choice Voucher recipients, increasing the notice period for tenants living in their homes longer than one year from 30 days to 60 days, advocating for Portland’s current Enhanced Inspections program, to leading the charge on declaring Oregon’s current #RenterStateofEmergency, the ripple effects and fruits of which we are still seeing today.

We honor his life and service in these things and so much more, as he was instrumental in lifting the voices and experiences of the most-impacted tenants to our policy makers at local, regional, state, and national levels.

Truly a force to be reckoned with, he will be sorely missed.

In the meantime, let us continue the journey toward a more just and equitable housing landscape – a vision he cherished and one we believe we can achieve.

Justin’s family suggests memorial gifts be made to CAT in honor of Justin’s hard work and great passion for housing justice and tenants’ rights. Donations can be sent in Justin’s name to CAT, 2710 NE 14th Ave, Portland OR 97212 or directly through this link to the Justin Buri Tenant Leadership Fund.

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