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Eviction Legal Support for Tenants

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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, Portland Community College’s Clear Clinic, Metropolitan Public Defenders, and United Way of the Columbia-Willamette 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.

Help spread the word

Let your community know about the Eviction Legal Defense Program.

These flyers were updated September 2022. Compare the list of partners to make sure you have the current one.