Come join us in support of Aubrey and Becky in our first picket of Fox Management.
When: This Wednesday February 18th, meet up at 1:30pm.
Where: Meet in the parking lot of ReRack (NE 22nd and Sandy) shortly after we will march to Fox Management (2316 NE Glisan St.)
Aubrey and Becky were 11 year tenants at Rose Tabor Courts, managed by Fox Management Inc. Over the course of their tenancy they experienced an array of habitability issues from rampant mold that went unaddressed to a broken refrigerator that ran up their food costs by hundreds of dollars. When Aubrey and Becky confronted their manager Kallie Caito about the issue, they were met with blank expressions and served a 60 day no cause eviction notice the next day.
Since the Demand Delivery Aubrey and Becky went to court for their eviction notice and had their move-out date extended by three weeks! We attribute this to the pressure and attention that has been given to their case since the start of the campaign. Kallie Caito has also commented on an online blog post about the campaign, comparing Portland Solidarity Network to "the Westboro Baptist Church" and "George Bush looking for weapons in Iraq". Aubrey and Becky had been having trouble finding affordable housing for themselves and Aubrey's teenage daughter and had finally found a place that they were confident about getting into. They were informed shortly later that their rental application had been denied because Fox Management gave them a negative reference, stating that they were "dodging rental fees". To avoid being house-less Aubrey and Becky borrowed hundreds of dollars to pay these "fees" and drove to Washington to receive the check. When Aubrey tried to pay Fox at their office, she was not allowed to enter and told to bring a different form of payment. Fox Management employees then laughed at and heckled Aubrey from behind locked doors, telling her to leave. Please come out to make your voice heard and support these tenants! Tell Fox to do the right thing and reimburse Aubrey and Becky for food costs, and drop the unfair fees!
We will keep you updated as the campaign continues and alert you of any upcoming actions.
Thank you for your ongoing support!