1800 SW 1st Avenue
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Friday, August 19, 2016 from 10am-1pm
@1800 SW 1st Avenue
Demand A&G Keep Ash Street Tenants Housed! On June 6th a 12-unit apartment building was sold and turned over to A&G Rentail Managment, a company that openly brags about "confronting tenants," and charging the "highest amount of rent the market will allow." On July 19th, the tenants of Ash Street Apartments were told that by October 22nd, their lives would be disrupted and destabilized. They were given a choice: Sign a 12-month lease with a $375 rent increase, or move out. They were given until August 19th to make the choice. Finding and applying for a new apartment takes significant time and money that none of them have. None of these tenants can afford or want to move. And none can pay the new rent. Most are dependent on public transit to get to work, and their kids go to the nearby public school; some have disabilities and section 8. All are vulnerable. All deserve housing security and dignity. For some, this is a notice of impending homelessness. This is gentrification. And it's gaining on East Portland. We could wait until it's too late and wonder what we could have done differently, or we can rise up and fight back NOW. https://www.facebook.com/events/309905196067157/