#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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Tenant Tip Tuesday: Getting a Roommate

With rent on the rise throughout Oregon, people are increasingly living with roommates. But finding a roommate that works with your lifestyle or fits in with a house full of people isn’t always easy. Preparing to Move Someone In If you’re a renter, make sure your landlord is okay with you having a roommate in […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: Reasonable Accommodation

Under the Fair Housing Act, people with disabilities have the right to make specific kinds of requests that make living life easier. These are called “reasonable accommodation” or “modification” requests. Often, people with disabilities have a very difficult time finding housing that meets all their unique needs. The right to request reasonable accommodations allows people […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: Organize Your Building

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 […]

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