Photo of Chelsea and her childChelsea's Story

"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