New housing coalition calls for halt to no-cause evictions in Portland

… “Our concern is that these evictions are targeting the city’s most vulnerable and its poorest tenants,” said Jan Bindas-Tenney, advocacy coordinator for Preble Street and a member of the coalition.

The organization, which includes Preble Street, Homeless Voices for Justice, the Opportunity Alliance, the Portland Tenants Union, Shalom House and Catholic Charities, says recent no-cause evictions have affected about 100 units of affordable housing.

“The most vulnerable, low-income, formerly chronically homeless tenants with serious medical and mental health conditions,” are the most affected, the coalition said in flier that was distributed at a meeting Thursday. “This is a horrific crisis that affects 100 people and their families. And these are only the evictions that we know about …”

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