There are no solutions to gentrification, but there are things that can help address the problems it creates. Community land trusts, new renter protection, and non-taxpayer funded affordable housing are all ideas being advanced in Portland. Those efforts and other ideas could use your involvement. The important thing is for citizens to get engaged. Write and call local, state, and federal lawmakers and voice your concerns. Vote for people who promise to do something, and vote out do-nothings and obstructionists. Reach out to friends with a different opinion and convince them we need to make a change. Contact the organizations below and ask them how you can help.          

Portland Tenants United

Grassroots activist leading street protests for reform to tenant/landlord regulation.

PDX Tenants United on Facebook
 

Groups and projects working to revitalize Albina's black community

Soul District (business revitalization), Right to Return (housing preference), Self Enhancement Inc. (emerging black community center), The People's Plan (Portland African American Leadership Forum).
 

Community Alliance of Tenants

Tenant advocate, assistance organization

Oregoncat.org              2710 NE 14th Ave.                                            Portland, OR 97212                503-288-0130

 

Portland Housing Center

Assistance programs and counseling for modest income home buyers

PortlandHousingCenter.org   3233 NE Sandy Blvd,                                  Portland, OR 97232                 503-282-7744

 

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

Housing discrimination watchdog

Fhco.org                        1221 SW Yamhill St. #305                               Portland, OR 97205                503-223-8197

 

Housing Oregon

Statewide coalition of subsidized housing providers

housingoregon.org                 1207 SW Broadway, #400                        Portland, OR 97205                503-223-4041

 

Urban League of Portland

African American services and advocates

Ulpdx.org                               10 N Russell St.                                      Portland OR 97227                 503-280-2600

 

Coalition of Communities of Color

Advocates for racial and ethnic minority groups

Coalitioncommunitiescolor.org    221 NW 2nd Ave. #303                        Portland, OR 97209                 503-200-5722

 

Oregon Housing Alliance

Housing advocates with a legislative agenda

OregonHousingAlliance.org    10520 NE Weidler St,                           Portland, OR 97220                 503.226.3001 x110

 

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