Kalah Allen

Recently, there was a “boo-hoo-hoo” article published by the Mercury calling out a landlord for giving his tenants a heads up that if the Portland Public Schools bond passed, their rents would go up. Most landlords raise rents to ease the burden of the never-ending taxes, bonds, and measures that the fine people of Portland insist on passing. This landlord had the courtesy to let his tenants know what the future might look for them. I’m also a landlord, and I will be increasing my rents very soon. If a renter actually looked at a property tax bill and saw all the shit that’s tacked on, maybe they would have a better perspective. I don’t want to hear any complaints from renters regarding increases in rent... you voted for an increase in rent, and you’re gonna get it. Enjoy!—Anonymous