The rent is still too damn high and only getting higher. Renters can be kicked out of their homes for literally no reason at all. Profit is the law of the developers and most of the landlords. If you do not own property, you are considered a second-class citizen when it comes to housing stability. And if you do “own” your home, but are still paying off your mortgage, you are likely one job-loss, medical emergency or economic downturn away from losing it to the biggest landlords of them all: the banks.
The Portland Renters Assembly is a gathering for the houseless, the “just-a-renter”s, and precarious working-class home-owners. Anyone committed to housing as a human right is welcome.There will be speakers on organizing for housing justice, a chance to tell personal stories, small- and large-group discussion about political strategy and lines of action. Snacks and child-care will be provided (RSVP if you need childcare).
Join us at the Midland Library
805 NE 122nd Ave Portland OR
August 26th @ 5:30
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