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Monday, December 2, 2019
Entire Floor of Tenants Forced to Relocate from City-Owned Apartment Building
Officials from the City of Portland instructed all 4th floor tenants at the Headwaters Apartment on SW 30th Avenue to vacate their units by Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, due to a deteriorating and leaky roof. Headwaters is an affordable housing complex built in 2007. The city has offered to pay for hotel rooms for residents until they are able to find housing - officials estimate that the residents will not be able to move back into their units for up to 11 months. While the KOIN 6 report on the evictions suggests that the city has offered to pay moving costs, the building is exempt from the city's relocation fee ordinance because it is certified low income housing. Read more.