Author Archive | Olivia Olivia

Join us for Membership Brunch

Saturday, October 29, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. The Rosewood Initiative, 16126 SE Stark St., Portland, OR 97233     What’s our next move? You decide. Show up and help stear the movement. Join The Community Alliance of Tenants for our fall membership meeting – free and open to the public! ☕️ We’ll be serving brunch, talking […]

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We’re hiring an Executive Assistant

  Are you in the Portland area? Do you need work? We’re hiring an Executive Assistant at the Community Alliance of Tenants. No college degree required Pay is $17 – $22/hour Full or Part time Dental and Health benefits Organize and support the administrative team Flexible hours Family-friendly work environment Be a part of the […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: Finding Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing is like the unicorn of the rental world – you’ve heard about it, people have suggested you try it, but what is it? What does “affordable” mean? What about “income-restricted” or “Section 8”? Here’s your chance to learn the ins and outs of affordable housing. Types of Affordable Housing Section 8 Housing authorities […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: Getting Your Deposit Back

If you’ve ever moved, you know the endless suffering of dragging boxes, pets, family members, and furniture from one overpriced room to the next. You’ve already got enough going in your head – the last thing you want to think about is how to get your deposit back. But you need to! We’ve put together […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: Relocation Ordinance

First of all – while Portland’s relocation ordinance applies strictly within city limits, we want the rest of you to pay attention because if organizers demanded it and won in Portland, you can win in your city. Let’s talk a little bit about the infamous Relocation Ordinance is and what it means for you or […]

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Tenant Tip Tuesday: Utilities

Your rights and responsibilities You’re responsible for utilities that you’ve agreed to pay for in your rental agreement. The landlord can change your utility charges with a 30-day written notice if you are on a month-to-month lease. The landlord must provide you with written notice and receipts for all utility charges that they are billing […]

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From CAT to #Charlottesville: Why we are united in healing and responsibility

What is most terrible about #Charlottesville is that it is not new. If we find ourselves shocked, we haven’t been paying attention. “If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention.” – Heather Heyer, 1985 – 2017 Make no mistake: #Charlottesville is symptomatic of our national infrastructure of oppression, racism, and otherism that has […]

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