City officials have rejected such claims. “There was a lengthy, thorough judicial proceeding resulting in a lawful judge’s order to evict people illegally occupying a home,” Mr. Wheeler said on Twitter.
Calls to the current owner of the home, Urban Housing Development L.L.C., according to court records, were not returned.
The Kinneys were evicted in early September, after which supporters converged in the yard and on adjacent properties. The Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that the protesters had created “significant livability, public safety and public health concerns” in the neighborhood.
From September through November, the sheriff’s office said, there were at least 81 calls for service to the property for fights, disturbances, shots fired, burglary, thefts, vandalism, noise violations, trespassing and threats, “including by armed individuals.”
Protesters said their aim was not to declare an autonomous zone within the city but to prevent the authorities from evicting another family from a historically Black neighborhood.
Dustin Brandon, speaking from inside the barricade on Thursday, said that what happened at the house would set a precedent for future attempts at eviction. “We’re in the perfect circle of everything right now,” he said. “We’re fighting for Black lives and Indigenous lives on so many levels.”
Mr. Kinney said that family members — his parents are in their 60s — have been staying in hotels or with friends, but that he has occasionally stayed at the house itself since September. After deputies revisited the house this week, in what police authorities called an effort to “re-secure” the property, Mr. Kinney said that he found plumbing broken inside and that the kitchen set up in the backyard to feed protesters was damaged.