Oregon Law Center (OLC) provides free legal help to people struggling to make ends meet on matters related to their homes, livelihoods, medical care and physical safety against domestic violence.
Are you being evicted?
If you have eviction papers from the court, contact us.
Tenants whose landlord has taken them to eviction court can call the Eviction Defense Project line (888-585-9638) or email the Project (firstname.lastname@example.org) to seek legal help. Tenants should leave a message on the intake line or by emailing with their name, date of birth, and eviction case number.
Important Information About PUA Benefits
Have your PUA benefits stopped because you didn’t provide “proof of employment,” or because OED rejected your “proof of employment”? You have until September 4, 2021 to submit adequate POE. Around June 22, you should receive an email telling you about this new due date and what to do. If you do NOT submit proof of employment by September 4, 2021, you’ll owe an overpayment for the benefits you were paid after December 27, 2020. An overpayment means you will have to pay back the benefits you received. OED’s online POE tool can help you figure out what you can use for proof of employment. Click here for more information about this issue and OLC’s lawsuit about it.
The Public Charge rule is permanently blocked!
Oregon has a new eviction moratorium that will be in place statewide from December 23, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Renters need to give their landlords a signed declaration in order to be protected from eviction for nonpayment.
Oregon Law Center has reached a final settlement in a class action lawsuit against the Oregon Employment Department, filed last summer on behalf of Oregonians who did not receive their unemployment benefits in a timely manner or faced language barriers when trying to get unemployment benefits.
Do you owe courts fees and fines?
Is your driver license suspended because you can’t pay?
The Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Services of Oregon have prepared materials to help you seek relief. In this packet, you will find a step-by-step guide to addressing your court debt, including a sample letter to the court.
Legal Aid Services of Oregon and Oregon Law Center stand in solidarity with the Black community. We denounce the brutal killing of George Floyd and all Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color (BIPOC) at the hands of the police and others who oppress them, whether in Minnesota, Oregon or anywhere in our nation.
As legal aid organizations, our mission is to achieve justice for the low-income communities of Oregon by providing a full range of the highest quality civil legal services. We emphasize the right of our clients to decide the solutions that we pursue for the issues they face, and our clients have long told us that racial discrimination is a critical barrier preventing them from escaping poverty. We are responsible to our clients to work to dismantle systemic racism and white supremacy as we fight for economic justice on their behalf.
Legal aid lawyers and staff across the state will continue to work together to bring equity, justice, and integrity into our communities and our legal system.
Oregon Law Center is open and available to assist you
While we are not accepting walk-in clients right now, please contact the office in your area by phone and we will get back to you shortly. You can find your local office here. Thank you and stay safe.
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