"My passion for the Renter Relations role came from experiencing the same thing other cost-burdened and marginalized Portlanders have:
- Displacement from inner NE Portland due to gentrification and high rents
- Faced discrimination due to being a black single mother looking for an apartment
- Experiencing homelessness and housing instability
My personal housing crisis made me passionate about helping others facing similar obstacles. I want to hear directly from those experiencing gentrification, displacement, and discrimination in housing on a daily basis."
- Chelsea, Renter Relations Program Specialist