As part of our commitment to supporting XR’s Fourth Demand, many of us have been supporting the efforts to prevent an Afro-Indigenous family from losing their ancestral home of six decades: the Red House. It’s a story that highlights many of the issues that have affected poor and working class families in inner Northeast Portland for decades: gentrification, discriminatory and predatory lending practices, and more.
The good news in that the community has raised enough funds to buy back the house and do repairs for damage done during the police eviction raid. But it’s not a done deal and negotiations are reportedly tense.
At this point it is critical to put pressure on city administrators and the police to allow time for a peaceful resolution to be negotiated.
Please make calls to:
- Mayor Ted Wheeler: 503-823-4120
- District Attorney Mike Schmidt: 503-988-3162
- Portland Housing Bureau: 503-823-2375