Resources for Landlords and Tenants

A list of local and statewide resources for landlords and tenants. Find tools, links, and agencies you can contact for help.

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Emergency Eviction Moratorium Information for Tenants

Legal Aid Service of Oregon has created an informational flyer containing guidance to help Tenants understand protections and obligations under Oregon's temporary ban on evictions for non-payment of rent. That guidance includes a helpful sample letter which tenants can use to communicate with their landlords.

Updated July 1, 2020:


Tools

AMI Calculator      Portland Maps      

ORS 90 Residential Landlord-Tenant Law

ORS 90 with section links 
(OregonLaws.org, for general reference only)


Overcoming Rent Denials

Contact any of these organizations to learn more about overcoming rent denials. Also consider registering for the next Rent Well course.

Paying Rent and Utilities

If you need help paying for rent, utilities, or relocation costs, contact these agencies.

Rent Assistance

Utility Assistance


Search for Rentals


Legal Services

Bureau of Labor and Industry (BOLI)

If you believe you have experienced unlawful discrimination or retaliation in Housing (rental, sale or lease of any real property for living purposes), you can file a complaint. Filing a civil rights complaint usually begins by filling out a complaint Questionnaire and returning it to the Portland office. If you are unsure if you have a basis for filing a civil rights complaint or just have a question for the Civil Rights Division, view the Fact Sheets on BOLI's website or contact one of their local bureau offices. www.oregon.gov/boli

Disability Rights Oregon

Disability Rights Oregon upholds the civil rights of people with disabilities to live, work, and engage in the community. Disability Rights Oregon (DRO) helps people with a disability-related legal issue in Oregon. https://droregon.org

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO)

LASO provides legal representation on civil cases (including housing discrimination) to clients throughout Oregon. lasoregon.org

Oregon Law Center

A non-profit organization that provides free legal help to people struggling to make ends meet. oregonlawcenter.org

PSU Student Legal Services

For students at PSU, Student Legal Services assists in landlord-tenant matters in Oregon, provided the opposing party is not also a PSU student. Appointments can be made by phone or online. They cover commons issues such as evictions, security deposit withholding, habitability issues, utility payment, and discriminatory eviction. Also see the Landlord-Tenant Law Handbook, available for free for students. www.pdx.edu/sls/landlord-and-tenant


Referrals, General Services, and Education

211Info

An information and referral service that helps community members navigate the maze of health and community services. With specially-trained information and referral specialists, 211 is a great first contact for a wide variety of problems and needs. Their staff can help you find information and provide directions on where to contact for resources and additional help. 211info.org

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon promotes equal access to housing by providing education, outreach, technical assistance and enforcement opportunities specifically related to federal, state and local fair housing laws. fhco.org

Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

How to make a Fair Housing complaint. If your complaint involves a possible violation of the Fair Housing Act, the specialist will assist you in filing an official housing discrimination complaint. You can also send your complaint through the HUD complaint portal. https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/fair_housing_equal_opp

Rent Well

The Rent Well tenant education program includes information about reasonable accommodation and modification requests and fair housing protections for people with disabilities. Administered by Transition Projects. www.rentwell.org


Tenants

Community Alliance of Tenants (CAT)

A tenant membership and advocacy organization that also provides tenant education. They specialize in assistance for low-income renters, including families with children, people living with disabilities, seniors, and people of color. oregoncat.org

Portland Tenants United

A member-led union of tenants focused on fair, equitable access to safe and secure housing in livable communities for all. They have a large list of contacts for tenants' rights information, legal help, inspectors, and rent assistance. www.pdxtu.org


Landlords and Property Managers

MultiFamily NW

Multifamily NW is a regional association for landlords and property managers. Multifamily NW is an information and education resource for Oregon landlord/tenant law, fair housing, property management best practices and maintenance technician skills. Multifamily NW offers a complete rental forms collection including rental agreements and addendums for Oregon & Washington. www.multifamilynw.org

Portland Area Rental Owners Association

A local non-profit for Portland rental owners and managers. Information can be found on rental property management best practices, and training for landlords, property managers, and real estate licenses. Provides services primarily in the Portland Metro area. www.portlandarearoa.com

Rental Housing Alliance Oregon

Members include small business landlords, industry vendors, and first-time home owners to seasoned home owners. They provide resources such as educational classes, as well as professional advice on maintenance, finances, and insurance. rhaoregon.org