Donate to #KeepPDXHoused !
Organized by: Portland Tenants United
Donate to PTU to support the Keep Portland Housed Campaign!
PTU is an all-tenant, all-volunteer organization. We have no revenue stream, no paid staff, no grant-funding. As the housing crisis heats up, so does our committment to this movement. But that means that we are working around the clock (in addition to our other jobs) to organize tenants, challenge the landlords, and build power. We aren't asking for paycheck for this work, but we do need your donation to help us mount this movement successfully. Permit fees, printing, port-a-potties, oh my! It really does all add up. Our best bartering skills can only get us so far.
The landlords are using your rent money to buy legislators. We know there's not much left over, but $10-20 goes a long way to help us remind the landlords that there are more of us than there are of them. Do you have $20 to show your support for this movement??
On the one year anniversary of the city's declaration of a housing emergency, PTU is demanding that Portland City Council champion a REAL response that will have a REAL impact to tenants and communities: A Rent Freeze and Moratorium on No-Cause evictions until we have more sustainable solutions in place. No one should live in fear of having their housing pulled out from under them.
We cannot wait for more supply. We cannot wait for the state to act. How many more of our residents are forced to choose between rent and food, financially destabilized by rent increases and forced displacement? How many more waves of gentrification do we have to powerlessly watch before we say WE WILL NOT BE MOVED!?
It is time to challenge the status quo.
It is time to realize that rent control works. It works to keep existing tenants in their homes. Homes that are in the communities that they support ,and that they helped build. It is time to talk to our friends and neighbors, and challenge the misconceptions about rent control.
WE NEED YOU to do your part to help us build this movement and ready ourselves for battle.
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