Facing the potential loss of your housing is scary and can have long-term impacts. There may be resources to help you during this stressful time.
Eviction legal support for Tenants
If you have received any of the following:
- A Notice of Termination
- A Notice from a Housing Authority or landlord about the loss of your housing subsidy
- Eviction court papers
You may be eligible for free legal support though the Portland Housing Bureau’s Eviction Legal Defense Program.
Landlord and Tenant Mediation Services
Portland Housing Bureau’s Landlord Tenant Mediation Pilot Program provides free professional mediation services to help resolve disputes between landlords and tenants. Mediation is a way to avoid an eviction by discussing the underlying issue and reach an agreement with the help of a trained mediator.
Know your rights regarding the Eviction Moratorium
As a tenant you have rights related to the COVID-19 pandemic. These rights include not being evicted for nonpayment of rent in certain circumstances, removing any eviction that was filed against you during the pandemic from your record, and more.
Help paying rent or utility bills due to COVID
If you are unable to pay your rent, there may be state or local emergency rent assistance to help. You are protected from eviction for nonpayment of rent while your application for emergency rental assistance is pending if you provide your landlord with documentation of your application.
Learn about Mandatory Renter Relocation Assistance
If you are being terminated or evicted for no cause, for a qualified landlord reason, or due to the landlord’s failure to continue your tenancy after the expiration of a fixed term tenancy, you may be entitled to Mandatory Relocation Assistance to help with the costs of moving.