In the midst of the housing crisis, the low-cost downtown hostel Joyce Hotel will close.
Vince—who declined to give his last name or age—is a native Portlander who used to live in Northeast, but the $733 he gets in Social Security benefits each month won’t cover rent in that area anymore. He had a place out in Tualatin, but says he got kicked out. About five months ago, Vince’s caseworker suggested he get a room in downtown Portland at the Joyce Hotel. He’s been there ever since.
…Vince and his neighbors in the 69-room Joyce need to find new digs by March 30, according to an eviction notice posted inside the building on December 31. The building’s property management company told residents the Joyce’s lease won’t be renewed and that the building is for sale.
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