Tenant Eviction Defense

Get free legal help fighting your Oregon eviction.

Eviction Defense Program is Temporarily on Hold

Due to staffing shortages, we are not accepting new clients at this time. Please visit our Legal Resource Guide for further help.

The Commons Law Center helps low- and moderate-income Oregonians defend against eviction at NO COST. Looking for help? Start by requesting a consultation using the link below.

More than half of all Oregonians qualify for legal services. A family of four could earn up to $103,000 per year and a single person up to $51,000 and still qualify for services. To see the maximum monthly income by household size, click here.

"The Commons Law Center was so helpful and professional! Going through a legal matter can be very difficult and expensive. They really made the difference! Thank you so much for all your help." 
 — Thomas C.

We can help you immediately with your eviction defense. Click the button below to request a consultation.

Free Legal Help for Oregon Renters

Legal Aid

Eviction Defense Project

Service Area: All of Oregon

Eligibility: You are likely eligible if you receive a form of public benefits like TANF, SNAP, or OHP.

Available Services:

  • Review Court Filings
  • 1:1 Consultation
  • Representation in Court*

Contact:
Phone: 888-585-9638
Email: evictiondefense@oregonlawcenter.org


Metro Public Defender

Community Law

Service Area: Multnomah County

Eligibility: You are likely eligible if you rqualify for rental payment help from Multnomah County

Available Services:

  • Review Court Filings or Eviction Notice
  • Pre-court Negotiation
  • Representation in Court*

Contact:
Call 211 and ask for rental assistance and legal referral. Or, if you have a social services caseworker, ask for a referral to Community Law

The Commons

Tenant Eviction Defense

Service Area: Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington County

Eligibility: Over 50% of Oregonians qualify for services, including most people who receive any form of public benefit.

Available Services:

  • Review Court Filings or Eviction Notice
  • 1:1 Consultation
  • Representation in Court*

Contact:
Call or text 503-850-0811

Or fill out this questionnaire

* Representation in court depends on the availability of attorneys, and may be subject to qualification.