City of Portland Action to Protect Renters During COVID
We have been in a housing crisis for year, but things have gotten much worse. COVID has created a massive economic crisis that has hit working class tenants particularly hard, leaving tens of thousands short on rent. The eviction moratoriums have saved many people's lives, but as landlords are barred from evictions we have seen a spike in the already disturbing trend of harassment. Landlords harass their tenants to get them to "self-evict" as a work around. Tenants need protection from this harassment!