Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Campaign

The Cully Housing Action Team (CHAT) is launching a campaign for a new renters’ rights policy for Portland. Our proposal is called Tenant Opportunity to Purchase (TOP).

CHAT’s proposal is based on similar policies already in place in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. If adopted by the City of Portland, TOP could help prevent displacement by requiring landlords to give advance written notice to their renters before trying to sell their properties. Renters would then be able to work with affordable housing providers and funders to compete to purchase the property in order to keep renters in their homes and keep rents affordable for the long run.