Landlords have brought forth a new referendum in Portland to allow unlimited rent increases when units turn over. This is a summary of how that would work and who is funding this political retaliation against successful tenant organizing.Read More
The true story of a Portlander who had to leave the neighborhood they called home when their old apartment was converted to a short-term rental.
After weeks of searching while living with their partner, they managed to find a cramped one-bedroom apartment across town while their former home sits mostly vacant. Question B is out best shot at reducing housing insecurity in Portland.
Maine DSA’s Campaign for a Livable Portland filed paperwork with the City of Portland to pursue four citizen initiatives for November 2022. These referenda are a bid to make the city that we love and reside in livable: not only for business owners, not only for landlords, developers, and seasonal residents, not only for the 1%, not only for tourists. Portland must be livable for Portland’s workers, Portland’s tenants, Portland’s families and Portland’s most vulnerable— the entire working class that calls Portland home.Read More
On Wednesday night, the Trelawny Tenants’ Union fought the Rent Board’s previous decision on a tax...Read More
On Election Day, November 2, Portland voters will have the opportunity to vote for Option A on...Read More
The CARES Act eviction moratorium has expired, but the CDC has issued an extension for counties...Read More
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