What UNR does, and why
Portland grassroots group United Neighborhoods for Reform seeks to stem the demolition of viable, affordable housing. Our demolition/development resolution, developed through significant neighbor outreach, gathered endorsements from 43 neighborhood associations citywide. We also regularly take our message to City Hall, starting in December 2014, continuing in 2015 on Feb. 12, June 3 (UNR presenters start at 51:20), Oct. 14 (UNR at 1:07:35), and Nov. 25 (UNR at 1:05); in 2016 on Feb. 17, Nov. 9 and 16, and Dec. 7; in 2017 on May 17; in 2018 on Feb. 1; and many, many other dates since.
The Residential Infill Project (RIP) takes another run at City Council 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Will Goliath win?!
You still have time to raise your voice in defense of existing affordable housing and lower income Portlanders! Take a few minutes for justice and submit your vote against RIP here (hopefully with copies to City Council—scroll down for addresses at right—as city staff sometimes edit testimony to skew to their views). Thank you!
"The time is always right to do what is right."
—Martin Luther King Jr.
Monday, March 9, 2020
Years in the making, the Residential Infill Project comes soon to City Council. A commissioner's staff member has said that the only way to stop or mitigate this destructive proposal is to show up en masse or at least send in testimony to the council. Stay tuned for the date to appear and make a difference. For more info, read on.