The group of Portland residents has enough signatures to place a rent stabilization referendum on the November ballot
PORTLAND, Maine -- On Monday morning at 9:30 AM Fair Rent Portland, a group of tenants, landlords, business owners, and concerned citizens, will gather at City Hall to deliver thousands of signatures to the City Clerk. Members of the group will be available to speak to reporters at 9:45 AM. The group has gathered far more than the number of required signatures needed to place its proposed rent stabilization ordinance on the Portland city ballot this fall. The proposed ordinance would cap the amount that certain landlords can increase rent each year and add other renter protections at a time of soaring rents.
Fair Rent Portland will gather on the steps of City Hall at 9:30 AM and hold a press availability at 9:45 after submitting signatures to the City Clerk
A full press release with quotations from renters and Fair Rent Portland members will be sent out Monday morning
Fair Rent Portland will also be featured today, 8/4, at 11:00 AM on NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Find details here: http://mainepublic.org/post/point-tour
Read more about Fair Rent Portland's referendum at FairRentPortland.org.
Members of Fair Rent Portland are available for interviews. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and learn more about our work on Facebook and Twitter.