The Rent Crisis: A People’s Perspective, December 16th

On Wednesday, December 9th, the Oregonian will be hosting a panel of “concerned citizens and community experts,” which includes speakers such as one of the most prominent developers in the Pearl District and the wealthiest Portland City Commissioner. While the people on this panel do make major decisions about housing in our community, this panel clearly fails to reflect the diverse perspectives of the working class people who are affected by the housing crisis in Portland.

So on the Wednesday after, December 16th, join Know Your City and Portland Tenants United (Portland’s new tenant union) for a community dialogue about how these skyrocketing rents impact our communities, and what we can do about it. Topics will include no cause evictions, government policy, homelessness and camping – and will include the perspectives of women, people of color, and perhaps most importantly, renters.

Join us at Community Warehouse for this panel. Speakers include:

-Katrina Holland, Community Alliance of Tenants
-Margot Black, Portland Tenants United
-Vahid Brown, Hazelnut Grove
-Josh Alpert, Chief of Staff for Mayor Charlie Hales

We will also be engaging in group breakout sessions after the panel so that every attendee can have their voice heard.

5:00 – Doors Open
5:30 – Panel Begins
6:15 – Group Breakout Sessions”

Community Warehouse, 3969 NE MLK





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