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Eviction Legal Support for Tenants

Free legal support for low-income tenants facing eviction. The rental unit must be within Portland City limits.
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In partnership with the Oregon Law Center and Portland Community College’s Clear Clinic, the Portland Housing Bureau has launched the Eviction Legal Defense Program to provide free legal support to tenants facing eviction.

Tenants can seek these free legal services as soon as they receive a Notice of Termination and do not need to wait until an eviction case is filed.

To qualify

Tenants must meet the following criteria to qualify for the Eviction Legal Defense Program:

How to get legal help

If you meet the above qualifications, the Eviction Legal Defense Program may be able to help.

Call 888-585-9638 or email evictiondefense@oregonlawcenter.org.

Please include in your message:

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Whether you have a:
    • Termination notice, or
    • Housing subsidy termination, or
    • Eviction court case – If available, it is helpful to include your eviction court case number.

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 Let your community know about the Eviction Legal Defense Program.