Oregon has a housing crisis and as wages stagnate and rents continue to rise many working-class families are struggling just to keep a roof over their heads.
At ESSN we believe that just because you rent don’t mean that you should be abused or taken advantage of. When you rent a home, you are paying your land lord for the right to have a home not just a roof over your head and you have certain rights that should be respected.
The gentrification of Glenwood threatens to displace working families, raise taxes on small business owners and property owner not only in Glenwood but the neighborhoods surrounding Glenwood, and raise rents on working families in Springfield. To ensure this don't happen we all need to be involved and let the city of Springfield that we want economic growth and development but we expect it to benefit everyone and not just the wealthy.
Lane County Tenants Association
In Oregon Land Lords have the backing of organizations like the Oregon Rental Housing Association, the Rental Owners Association of Lane County, and the Eugene and Springfield Chamber of Commerce, but as a tenant who has has your back?
Isn't it time that we stand together against the greed and corruption that has driven rents through the roof in Oregon. You may or may not have problems with your current landlord but a Tenants Association gives renters the ability to stand up to bad landlords and gives all renters a voice that the politicians will listen to. ESSN is working to start a Lane County Tenants Association and we are looking for volunteers who are willing to help.
Oregon has a housing crisis and as wages stagnate and rents continue to rise many working-class families are struggling just to keep a roof over their heads. Currently the State of Oregon has in place preemption rules which prevent cities and counties from establishing reasonable, common sense rent control laws. At ESSN, we're working with community activist and social justice groups throughout Oregon to raise the preemptions on rent control.
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