Demand A Pdx Office Of Landlord–Tenant Affairs!

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Demand A Pdx Office Of Landlord–Tenant Affairs!
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Demand A Pdx Office Of Landlord–Tenant Affairs! says
On April 18th the Portland City Council wants to hear from YOU about what should be included in its 2017–18 budget.

This is the time when we can step in and say how we want the city to spend its money to make our city work better.

How about a desperately overdue Office of Landlord–Tenant Affairs?! This was one of our demands in our Tenant Bill of Rights. We need to demand that it's in the mayor's budget.

Did you know the city of Portland has no idea* how many private landlords or rentals there are? It has no idea if the Fair Housing law is being followed? It has no idea how many no-cause or for-cause evictions are issued? It has no idea how much we're paying in rent and how fast that rent is going up? It has no idea where the vacant units are and why? There is no landlord licensing, training, or permitting required? There are no mandatory inspections? There is no way for tenants to enforce their rights without hiring an attorney? There are no standardized forms for applications and notices?

This can be fixed with an Office of Landlord–Tenant Affairs, but we need you to tell City Council that this is important to you. This office is vital to strengthening and enforcing tenants rights and livability in Portland.

***Join PTU for the City of Portland Community Budget Forum in support of establishing and fully funding the Office of Landlord–Tenant Affairs!***

***Show up to show support! We'll have stickers and signs. If you're interested in testifying in support, let us know!***

*All data the city has is based on voluntary response surveys from landlord industry groups, or the census which isn't fast enough to keep up with our crisis.

This event will be held at:
Mt. Scott Community Center
5530 SE 72nd Ave, Portland, OR 97206

Please submit written testimony as well to: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/cbo/61969
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By: Portland Tenants United

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