CAT in the News

December 10, 2017

S. Oregon renters struggle with steep hikes

Damian Mann, Mail Tribune, The Register-Guard

Monica Magdaleno leaves her apartment on Garfield Street in Ashland, Ore. Renters in Medford and surrounding Jackson County are struggling with steep and sudden rent hikes of up to 40 percent as a shortage of affordable housing worsens. (Andy Atkinson/The Medford Mail Tribune via AP)

December 8, 2017

Medford-area renters struggle with steep rent hikes

Damian Mann, Mail Tribune, The Olympian

December 1, 2017

Portland’s rental housing commission launches

Amanda Waldroupe, Street Roots News

Portland City Hall

November 13, 2017

Council moves cottage housing ordinance forward

Tran Nguyen, Ashland Daily Tidings

October 29,2017

Housing expert: Portland problems ‘on steroids’

Peter Wong, Portland Tribune

October 27,2017

Tenants’ advocate: Housing is a civil right

Peter Wong, Portland Tribune

September 28, 2017

Burgerville Workers Union, Community Alliance of Tenants Picket Burgerville; Link Struggles Against Low Wages and Out of Control Rents

Pete Shaw, Portland Occupier

Pete Shaw / Portland Occupier

August 11, 2017

Hunger in America: ‘When your eldest child skips meals, it’s no way to live’

Chris McGreal, The Guardian

Amy Knight poses with her 10-year-old daughter, Sage Gillis. Photograph: Leah Nash for the Guardian

August 6, 2017

Tackling a Crisis

James Day, Corvallis Gazette-Times

July 12, 2017

City Council Just Closed a Loophole in Portland’s New Renter Protection Law – But Questions Remain

Dirk VanderHart, Portland Mercury

June 3, 2017

Lawmakers must stand up for tenants and pass HB2004

Katrina Holland, Portland Tribune

June 12, 2017

Housing Costs in Central Oregon Continue to Rise, Putting Families Who Rent at Risk

My Central Oregon

May 24, 2017

What It’s Like To Be Evicted, and Not Know Why

Rachel Monahan, Willamette Week

April 18, 2017

Rental housing conflict simmering

Chuck Slothower, DJC Oregon

April 4, 2017

Oregon House OKs ban on most no-cause evictions

Elliot Njus, Oregonian

March 30, 2017

Renter protections, including rent control, get OK from House panel


February 28, 2017

At the Oregon Legislature: A Robust Labor Agenda

Northwest Labor Press

February 28, 2017

No-Fault Termination Notices At Portland’s Titan Manor Rescinded – For Now

Phoebe Flanigan, OPB News

Coya Crespin with daughter, Saraia, and son, Titan. Amelia Templeton/OPB

February 26, 2017

Oregon’s Complicated History With Rent Control

Phoebe Flanigan, OPB News

Dung Ho returns messages left for our renters’ rights hotline. Phoebe Flanigan/OPB

February 12, 2017

Meet the Wealthy Investors Buying Cheap Portland Apartment Buildings

Amelia Templeton, OPB News

Twenty-five children live at the Normandy apartment complex in Portland’s Cully neighborhood where a new landlord has issued 100 percent rent increases. Amelia Templeton/OPB

February 2, 2017

Portland is 4th fastest gentrifying US city, sals 

Homes & Gardens of the Northwest staff, Oregonian

“Gentrification in Portland is not a new phenomenon,” says Katrina Holland, executive director of Community Alliance of Tenants in Portland. “Since the 1960s and ’70s, there has been serial displacement of the African-American community. Now it’s the first time that white, middle-class families are also being priced out.”

January 29, 2017

No cause evictions hit the end of the line

Samantha Swindler, Oregonian

January 26, 2017

Affordable home backers lay out lobbying plans

Jim Redden, Portland Tribune

Affordable housing, like the new complex in East Portland, is an issue that will be at the forefront of conversations both here in Portland and at the 2017 Oregon Legislature. Jonathan House/Portland Tribune

January 26, 2017

North Portland Apartment Building With 59 Public-School Students Has Begun Issuing “No Cause” Evictions

Rachel Monahan, Willamette Week

January 25, 2017

Northeast Portland families face tough choice after new owner more than doubles their rent

Jessica Floum, Oregonian

January 11, 2017

Eviction Wars: After the Landlord-Tenant Coalition Split Up, the “No Cause” Fight Heads to Salem

Doug Brown, Portland Mercury

January 8, 2017

Taking the measure of Bend rental vacancies

Stephen Hamway, Bend Bulletin

January 4, 2017

Rental Housing: A Crisis Becomes a Disaster

Don MacGillivraySoutheast Examiner

October 9, 2016

Bend renters have little help with tenant problems

Marina Starleaf Riker, Bend Bulletin

Beth Majors washes dishes in the kitchen at the home she rents on Thursday in Bend. The family has been evicted from the home and is looking for another rental. Majors has a Section 8 housing voucher but hasn’t been able to use it. “We’re literally living out of boxes right now,” Majors said. (Joe Kline / Bend Bulletin)

September 21, 2016

Through the “Eviction Mill”: As the Housing Crisis Worsens, Landlords Have a Friend in the County Court

Thacher Schmid, Portland Mercury

May 26, 2016

Mold Takes Hold: Family finds nowhere to turn

Rick Mark, Lincoln City News Guard

Joaquin and Stephanie Waldroop, holding Lura, 2. Rick Mark/News Guard

May 17, 2016

Can Portland Avoid San Francisco’s Mistakes?

Alana Semuels, The Atlantic

Sold homes are seen in the southwest area of Portland, Oregon March 20, 2014. Would-be buyers risk being crowded out by the run-up in home prices and mortgage rates over the past year. Home values nationwide were up 12 percent in January from the same month last year, according to data firm CoreLogic, while mortgage rates have jumped about a full percentage point. REUTERS/Steve Dipaola

November 28, 2016

Remembering Justin Buri: A life committed to human rights

Kari Lyons, Street Roots News

November 4, 2016

Housing advocate Justin Buri dies at 36


November 3, 2016

Justin Buri, 36, Former Executive Director of Community Alliance of Tenant, Died Tuesday

Rachel Monahan, Willamette Week

November 4, 2016

A Memory of Justin Buri

Pete Shaw, Portland Occupier

Pete Shaw/Portland Occupier

October 7, 2016

Portland woman facing eviction loses the roof over her head – literally

Lauren Dake, The Guardian

Portland’s real-estate market boom has caused skyrocketing rents, low vacancy rates and displacement of the city’s most vulnerable residents. Photograph: Alamy

October 26, 2016

Bend renters are generally on their own if landlords break the law: there is no agency in charge of enforcing landlord-tenant law

Marina Starleaf Riker, Bend Bulletin

October 6, 2016

As housing costs escalate, solutions are sought

Chuck Slothower, DJC Oregon

Mary Gullickson is a renter in the Kenton neighborhood who is being forced to move because of a 19 percent rent increase. Oregon Democrats are looking to help renters like Gullickson with a legislative push in the 2017 session to lift a statewide ban on rent control and provide new protections to those facing eviction. (Sam Tenney/DJC)

September 22, 2016

Renters rally in Salem over massive rent increases

Jonathan Hendricks, KPTV, Fox 12 Oregon


September 22, 2016

Low-rent apartments in Tigard kicking residents out

Mark Miller, Portland Tribune

Tigardville Apartments resident Chris Mckenzie has been fighting the mass termination of tenants’ leases at the complex. Jonathan Horse/Times Photo

September 13, 2016

Kotek pushes for statewide cap on rent hikes, end to ‘no-cause’ evictions

Dana Tims, Oregonian

September 8, 2016

East Portland Tenants Are Shaming Their Rent-Hiking Landlord in Front of His Neighbors

Dirk VanderHart, Portland Mercury

April 20, 2016

Portland Housing Push Spares Low-Density Islands. Should It?

Beth Slovic, Willamette Week

April 20, 2016

Gentrification Spotlight: How Portland is Pushing Out Its Black Residents (Part 2)

Abigail Savitch-Lew, Colorlines

Portland native and community activist Marih Alyn-Claire at the apartment she was forced to leave after a rent hike Photo: Abigail Savitch-Lew

April 18, 2016

Gentrification Spotlight: How Portland is Pushing Out Its Black Residents

Abigail Savitch-Lew, Colorlines

Anti-gentrification graffiti in Portland, Oregon. Tony Webster/Flickr

April 16, 2016

Looking for a new home in the red-hot Portland market? What you need to know

Luke Hammill, Oregonian

Wilsonville has quietly become one of the hottest development spots in the metro area in recent years for single-family homes. Most of the activity has happened in the Villebois area, the former site of Dammasch State Hospital slated to eventually have nearly 2,700 new homes. Villebois, which covers nearly 500 acres and was built with urban renewal dollars, is over halfway there now. Luke Hammill/Staff

April 7, 2016

Activists Demanding New Rent Controls Shut Down a Multnomah County Commission

Dirk VanderHart, Portland Mercury

April 1, 2016

Gov. Brown signs rental protection, says work isn’t done

KOIN 6 Staff, Koin 6

January 20, 2016

Could a Rent Strike Work in Portland?

Shelby R. King, Portland Mercury

December 1, 2015

PERS invested in Market-Bending Wall Street Landlord

Lee van der Voo, Investigate West

November 13, 2015

New Portland rental rules now in effect

KOIN 6 News Staff, Koin 6

October 21, 2015

The Key Players on Affordable Housing in Portland

Lee van der Voo, Investigate West

Housing activists at a Community Alliance of Tenants press conference in Portland earlier this fall. Lee van der Voo / Investigate West

October 16, 2015

Portland’s 90-day notice rule has renters’ and landlords’ attention

Andrew Then, Oregonian

October 15, 2015

Portland’s rents are driving out the artists who made it cool

Gosnia Wozniacka, Los Angeles Times

Steven Olsen and his wife, Nola, are moving back to Missouri after struggling to stay in Portland, Ore., and raise their children, Aubrielle, 1, and Marcus, 3. (Don Ryan / Associated Press)

October 8, 2015

Hold on to Your Seats and Watch Portland City Council Get the Whatfor During a Hearing to Declare a Housing State of Emergency

Shelby R. King, Portland Mercury

October 7, 2015

Portland approves housing emergency plan, what comes next is unclear

Andrew Then, Oregonian

October 1, 2015

Airbnb is Making Portland’s Rental Market Even Tighter

Shelby R. King, Portland Mercury

Jeff Sheridan

September 24, 2015

Keep Portland renters in their homes; it’s an emergency: A decisive response from City Council is urgently needed

Katrina Holland and Justin Buri, Street Roots News

September 15, 2015

Portland rentals: ‘Greed overcoming neighborhoods’

Kohr Harlan and KOIN 6 News Staff, KOIN 6

September 15, 2015

Towne Storage sold, artists need to move: The Community Alliance of Tenants call the Portland rental market a renters state of emergency

Amy Frazier and KOIN 6 News Staff, KOIN 6

The Towne Storage Building on Portland’s central east side, Sept. 15, 2015 (KOIN)

September 14, 2015

Evicted: Towne Storage Building Tenants are Getting the Boot Under New Ownership

Shelby R. King, Portland Mercury

September 9, 2015

A Summer of Evictions: Portland Renters Are in a State of Emergency

Shelby R. King, Portland Mercury

July 1, 2015

No Cause for Alarm: Your Landlord Doesn’t Need a Reason to Evict You. Advocates Want that to Change.

Shelby R. King, Portland Mercury

June 24, 2015

Panel starts adding anti-gentrification planks in Portland comprehensive plan

Steve Law, Portland Tribune

June 22, 2015

Eviction education, in a comic book form

Jared Paben, Street Roots News

The comic book, called “Know Your Rights: Don’t Get Evicted,” aims to deliver important renters’ rights information in a fun and accessible format. The book is produced by Portland-based organizations Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT) and Know Your City. (Illustration from book; Artwork by Becky Hawkins)

June 18, 2015

11-point plan strives to slow gentrification

Steve Law, Portland Tribune

June 10, 2015

Pay Up or Get Out: Uncapped rent increases are displacing Portland’s most vulnerable 

Shelby R. King, Portland Mercury

April 23, 2015

Buying a new home? Cash is king

Lee van der Voo, Portland Tribune

March 30, 2015

Tenant Rights Organization Releases Eviction Comic

Arashi Young, The Skanner News