#TenantTipTuesday: Weatherization

With the upcoming winter months, it’s important you to know your rights around weatherization.   ORS 90.320 states that landlord must keep your place and common area in good repair. Your landlord should provide effective waterproofing and weather protection. That means windows and doors must not be drafty, your home should have good ventilation, and […]

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Tenant Tip Tuesday: Fees

Scared of hidden fees? Random charges hovering like ghosts over your head and bank account? Find out what’s okay – and what isn’t – when it comes to fees charged by your landlord. What is a fee? A fee is a payment from a tenant to the landlord that is not refundable. Landlords must give […]

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Tenant Tip Tuesday: Repairs

Getting Repairs Made Under Oregon law, landlords must keep their rental units in good condition (ORS 90.320). In the cities of Portland, Gresham, Eugene, Salem, Corvallis, Tigard and Beaverton there’s also housing codes that require buildings to be kept in good condition. If the landlord is not doing repairs, there are some steps you can […]

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#TenantTipTuesday: Documentation

Documentation is the single most important action you can take to protect your rights as a renter. Keeping good records and communicating in writing help: Increase credibility Clearly demonstrate the effort of a tenant and the lack of response of the landlord Hold the landlord accountable May help to prevent retaliation Documentation can also help: […]

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Tenant Tip Tuesday: Understanding the “Small Landlord” loophole on the Portland Relocation Ordinance

As many of you know, tomorrow marks the Portland City Council hearing to extend the city’s Relocation Ordinance. While it is expected to be voted into extension unanimously, there is a push to end an important loophole in the ordinance. Known as the “Small Landlord” exemption, it’s important people understand what it means and how […]

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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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