Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Rent Is Too Damn Low

Everybody knows about America’s housing affordability crisis, right? Thanks to rampant gentrification and a scarce housing supply, low-income families are being forced out of their neighborhoods in search of a place they can actually afford. But that’s only half of the story. In many places, the problem isn’t that housing costs are too high. It’s [...]

2019-01-31T13:32:56-08:00January 31st, 2019|Advocacy|

What You Need to Know About Tenant Rights in California

You may be a couple days late on making your rent payment. You may have lost hot water for the fourth time in two months, with your landlord now avoiding your phone calls. You may still be waiting on your security deposit long after you moved out of your last apartment. Whatever the issue may [...]

2019-01-31T13:29:33-08:00January 31st, 2019|Advocacy|

Three Oregon Lawmakers Introduce a Bill to Outlaw Pet Rent

Fido and Fluffy don't have money. Soon, they may not have to pay rent. Extra monthly fees for tenants with pets could be eradicated in Oregon under a new bill introduced in the Legislature. Three Oregon legislators—Reps. Rob Nosse (D-Portland), Karin Power (D-Milwaukie), and Tawna Sanchez (D-Portland)—filed a bill today that proposes to outlaw "pet [...]

2019-01-30T15:10:27-08:00January 30th, 2019|Advocacy|