Eviction Defense Project

Is your landlord taking you to eviction court?

Get fast and free legal help from legal aid’s
new Eviction Defense Project

Get fast and free legal help from
legal aid’s new Eviction Defense Project

The Eviction Defense Project provides free legal assistance to low-income tenants facing eviction court cases. 

Contact us right away so we can review your case before it is too late. 
Have your court case number and hearing date ready. 

Eviction court moves fast. Don’t wait.

INSTRUCTIONS:

You must contact us before your first appearance date in order for us to help you.

Fill out the web form below or call 888-585-9638. Give your name, case number, and court summons date. That will help us determine if you have a case and whether we can represent you.

If the eviction is for nonpayment, there are special protections that apply.
Tenants can’t be evicted for nonpayment for 60 days (or 90 days in Multnomah County) if they give their landlord proof that they have applied for rental assistance. 

Apply for rental assistance now if you haven’t already. 
There are hundreds of millions of new federal rent assistance dollars available to help Oregonians. Go to oregonrentalassistance.org or 211.org to apply.

Tenants who have applied for rent assistance can show the landlord proof of the application at or before the first appearance date to qualify for protection. 

No matter what, show up to court and call us before signing anything.
If you don’t show up, you may lose automatically, even if you applied for rent assistance. To show up, follow the instructions on the eviction paperwork. Some courts are allowing tenants to call in to their hearing instead of in-person. Also, please call us before signing any settlement agreements with your landlord. 

REACH OUT:

Fill out the following form or call us directly.

Call: 888-585-9638

Have your court case number and hearing date ready.

CONTACT FORM

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

Our services are free for eligible low-income Oregonians no matter your immigration status.

A lawyer or paralegal will follow up with you to get more details on your case. That helps us know if your eviction is illegal or if you have a case against your landlord. We will consult with you about your options and, if you have a case, we may be able to defend you in court.

If you do not show up to court, you could lose your case. Be sure to show up for your court date, even if you gave proof of your rent assistance application to your landlord. 

Call us right away. We are sending letters to everyone who has received a summons to Eviction Court. If you get a letter, you still need to call us to see if we can help.

Yes. We provide services regardless of immigration status and there is no immigration consequence to anyone for receiving help from our office.