Portland has observed a long history of displacing minority families — and it doesn’t seem to be halting anytime soon.
Almost all of the 18 mostly Spanish-speaking families who faced a massive rent hike after investors purchased a property in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood were forced to move out in search of affordable options.
That was even following a large organized march in February calling on the Normandy complex’s new owner, Ira Virden, to rescind the dramatic increase. Virden, managing director at HFF, a national real estate firm, did not respond for comment for this story.
But activists following the situation aren’t giving up just yet. A spoof awards ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 24, shame the man activists are calling the “#1 Worst Landlord.”
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