#RSOS update, CAT Job Opening, Upcoming Events

#RenterStateOfEmergency Update

In the beginning of March 2016, the Oregon Senate passed HB 4143, the Tenant Protections bill. The protections include 90-Day notices for rent increases, and no rent increases for the first year of month-to-month tenancies. This victory is a step forward to help vulnerable tenants find and keep safe and stable rental housing across Oregon.

Thank you all who called their legislators and shared their stories. Every voice matters.

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CAT Job Opening

CAT is looking to hire an experienced and dynamic financial leader to join our team!

See details here: Financial & Office Coordinator Job Description

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Join CAT for these Upcoming Events

Free Renters’ Rights Workshops in Multnomah County Libraries 

Saturday  May 14, 2016 2-3pm
Gresham Library
285 Miller Ave., Gresham OR 97030

Sunday  May 22, 2016 3-4pm
Belmont Library
1038 Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., Portland OR 97214

Thursday June 9, 2016 6-7pm
Midland Library
805 SE 122nd Ave., Portland OR 97233

Saturday June 18,  2016 2-3:30pm
Central Library
801 SW 10th Ave., Portland OR 97205

Housing Survey for Portland Metro Area Tenants

Portland Metro Area* Tenants! We Need to Hear From You!
(Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington County)

CAT is helping the Portland Housing Bureau, HomeForward, Multnomah County and the City of Gresham to gather data and information about discrimination, substandard housing, rent increases, evictions, getting into housing, and many other issues that tenants face.

We invite you to complete the survey about housing choice in the Portland metro area by clicking here!

Thank you in advance for your attention and opinions!

The purpose of the survey is to hear your voice and give you power to let your local

governments, and service providers, know about your housing concerns, and what you

would change about the community. Your answers will be part of a regional planning effort

for the counties in the Metro area including Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah

Counties. Your response will have an impact on actions of local governments and

service providers, such as how and where public funds are spent on housing developments,

infrastructure, programs, and more. Please take the time to make your voice heard!

This survey should take about 20-25 minutes to complete.
Your time and comments are greatly appreciated.

Take the survey today by finding it online at: http://bit.ly/1q8wCZo

If you provide your name and address, with a completed survey, it will be placed

in a drawing for a $100.00 grocery store gift certificate of your choice.
There will be five winners!
Your answers are anonymous, for research purposes, and will not be connected with your name in any way!
You do not need to provide your name to us unless you wish to be entered into the drawing.

Click HERE for The Sweepstakes Official Promotion Rules


If you have questions, please send an email to PHBinfo@portlandoregon.gov
or call Kim McCarty at 503-823-5312.

Note that several important questions in the survey are open-ended and usually require more than just a few words to answer. We would greatly appreciate your candid feedback and honest opinions.