Housing is a right, not a privilege. Despite this, millions in the United States are either without a home or are one missed paycheck or health emergency away from becoming unhoused. Skyrocketing rents and a general lack of affordable housing continues to leave more people with fewer options for a place to live. Not included in this are even less options for those without income or those with health issues that require specific kinds of supportive housing. Yet, we continue to see the prioritization of high-end apartments and housing developments for the wealthy and able-bodied.
Supporting public policy and initiatives that create truly affordable and no-income housing, and strengthens the rights of renters is crucial to our work. We also recognize that until everyone has a place to call home, we must continue to support our unhoused neighbors who struggle daily to survive. As democratic socialists, we believe everyone must have a place they can call “home” where they can feel safe and thrive.
The Springfield-Eugene Tenant Association (SETA) is a 501c3 non-profit, public service organization that is dedicated to renters’ rights and interests. We accomplish our goals by assisting, educating, and empowering tenants in the Lane County area.
Eugene Tenant Alliance has fought for new tenant protections in Eugene, including passing a $10 cap on application fees, increasing fees on landlords to fund tenant support services, and Displacement Prevention Assistance
The Neighborhood Anarchists Collective collaborates with the community to host the Share Fair, an event where anyone can utilize free food, clothing, and services, including free first-aid and personal services.
CORE Eugene programs are created based on ideas and feedback from young people living on the streets and believes that young people are the experts in their own lives.