General Information: 503-823-4000
1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 110, Portland, OR 97204
Local and Statewide
(Note: We strive to keep this list as accurate as possible, however, agencies may change their information without notice. For any errors or updates, please notify us of the most current information at RentalServices@portlandoregon.gov.)
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.
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.
2710 NE 14th Avenue, Portland, OR 97212
RENTERS’ RIGHTS HOTLINE: 503-288-0130 (Mon / Wed / Fri / Sat 1-5 pm, and Tues 6-8 pm)
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.
1221 SW Yamhill Street #305 Portland, OR 97205
Main office: 503-223-8197 (Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm)
Fair Housing Hotline for Tenants/Housing Consumers:
Portland Metro Area: 503-223-8197 ext. 2 (Mon 9 am - 12 pm, Tues / Thurs 1-4 pm)
Toll-Free: 800-424-3247 ext. 2
Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO)
LASO provides legal representation on civil cases (including housing discrimination) to clients throughout Oregon.
520 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 700, Portland, OR 97204
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.
16083 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Suite 105, Tigard, OR 97224
Oregon Law Center
A non-profit organization that provides free legal help to people struggling to make ends meet.
Portland Regional Office
522 SW 5th Avenue #812, Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 1-800-672-4919 (Mon through Fri 9 am - 4:30 pm)
Public Benefits Hotline: 1-800-520-5292 (Mon & Thurs 1-4 pm, Tues & Wed 9 am - 12 pm)
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.
4800 Meadows Rd Suite 300, Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Portland State University - 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.
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.
4815 NE 7th Avenue, Portland, OR 97211
The Rent Well tenant education program includes information about reasonable accommodation and modification requests and fair housing protections for people with disabilities. Administered by Home Forward.
665 NW Hoyt Street Portland, OR 97209
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.
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