Evicted

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Mon, 08/01/2022 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Ever get evicted? A lot of people have, especially in a period of rents skyrocketing and people clamoring for apartments, especially in Portland because landlords have had the upper hand. But housing justice movements are responding. Cities across the U.S. have passed initiatives or ordinances to set up legal representation for all people facing eviction. This has transformed the balance of power. Renters can fight back. And in cities with legal representation evictions have greatly decreased. Now it's Portland's turn.The Eviction Representation for All (ERA) Committee is gathering signatures for a Multnomah County ballot initiative. Bill Resnick talks to Colleen Carroll of the ERA about evictions and the Portland campaign.

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