| by Kenneth Chase | 3 comments

The Yard tenants demand safer, healthier living conditions


IT COULD BE OPEN BY 2027. KEN: RESIDENTS IN NORTHWEST PORTLAND SAY THEY’RE LIVING AMONG RATS AND MOLD, BUT THEIR LANDLORDS WON’T ADDRESS THE ONGOING PROBLEMS. MOMENTS AGO, THE TENANTS MARCHED TO THE MANAGERS OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND. JENNY: ELISE HAAS TALKED WITH THE RESIDENTS AND HAS MORE. TENANTS. POWER. TENANTS. POWER. ELISE: RESIDENTS AT THE YARDS APARTMENTS IN NW PORTLAND ARE PROTESTING AGAINST THEIR LANDLORDS, AND WHAT THEY SAY ARE POOR LIVING CONDITIONS. BLACK MOLD, RATS AND COCKROACHES, PEOPLE THAT DON’T LIVE THERE COMING UP FROM THE STREETS URINATING IN STAIRWELLS AND ELEVATORS. ELISE: YOU CAN SEE THE ISSUES IN THE PICTURES THEY PROVIDED. THESE TENANTS INCLUDE LOW-INCOME VETERANS, THE DISABLED, AND ELDERLY. THE UNHEALTHY CONDITIONS AND CHRONIC SECURITY CONCERNS HAS THEM LIVING IN FEAR. WHAT TENANTS ARE EXPERIENCING THERE IS VERY POOR LIVING CONDITIONS, A REAL LACK OF SAFETY AND UNFORTUNATELY, A LOT OF GASLIGHTING AND INTIMIDATION FROM MANAGEMENT. ELISE: VOLUNTEERS WITH PORTLAND TENANTS UNITED AND THE TENANTS AT THE YARDS APARTMENTS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO RESOLVE THESE ISSUES WITH MANAGEMENT FOR MONTHS. WE’VE BASICALLY GOTTEN WORDS BUT NO ACTION. ELISE: NOW, THE TENANTS ARE MARCHING TO MANAGEMENT, HAND DELIVERING A LETTER OF EIGHT DEMANDS TO HOME FORWARD AND INCOME PROPERTY MANAGEMENT. TENANTS ARE DEMANDING THE FOLLOWING FROM MANAGEMENT. ELISE: TENANTS SAY THEY WANT TO LIVE WITH DIGNITY AND THEY WANT THEIR MANAGERS AT HOME FORWARD TO RESOLVE THESE PROBLEMS, NOW. THIS REALLY MATTERS AND THEY NEED TO HOLD INCOME PROPERTY ACCOUNTABLE TO LIVE UP TO THEIR

3 Comments

myname is love

Nov 11, 2018, 7:20 pm Reply

That's a lawsuit right there! The black mold alone is highly toxic. Get a lawyer gentlemen there are laws against being a slumlord to protect you!

ERIN

Nov 11, 2018, 7:47 pm Reply

Or, they could move! The way to handle this is not by protesting, they need to report to the city inspector.

jerry

Feb 2, 2019, 5:20 pm Reply

Rats aren't brought in by the landlords. They show up because the tenants live like pigs and leave their refuse everywhere. Tell the tenants to clean up their [email protected] or they'll be evicted. End of problem.

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