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Landlord & Tenant Resources

If you're not sure who to contact, check out the roles and responsibilities involved in rental housing.

Get help with rent and payments

​For utility bill payment and energy assistance, please contact your local Community Action Agency. You can learn more about this program and get contact information on the OHCS Utility Bill Payment web page. ​

​For home weatherization services, please contact your local agency. Contact information is on the Home Weatherization Services web page.  ​

​If you need information about wildfire recovery, particularly from the 2020 Labor Day fires, please visit for more information or call 833-604-0878 or email .

​Oregon Housing and Community Services is not an expert in landlord-tenant law. Below are resources where you can learn more and get help.

If you are a tenant or landlord at a manufactured home park, the resources below may be useful to you:

Sometimes it is helpful to have a professional unbiased third party facilitate conversations between the property manager and owner and tenants, especially when there is a breakdown in trust.

Mediation is a formal meeting with ground-rules, and a commitment by parties to share relevant information, listen to each other and willing to explore creative solutions. Mediators are a neutral third-party and do not give advice or make suggestions. Agreements come from the parties themselves. Learn more about how mediation works.

​There are usually local mediation services specializing in helping resolve landlord/tenant issues available in each county. Some resources are listed below.

​If you are a tenant facing displacement, you may be able to get help through the Eviction Diversion and Prevention Program (ORE-DAP). This program offers rental assistance and other critical eviction and housing-related resources. Contact the Community Action Agency that serves your county to find help in your area

(Find the county you live in by entering your address here​.)​

Portland Housing Bureau - Rental Services Office

Multifamily NW

Get help with:

Asset Building, 
Down Payment Assistance, and
Financial Goals.
Learn about IDA at:

Oregon ABLE Savings Plan 

This program allows people with disabilities to save money and not lose any government benefits. They’re now allowed to have up to $100,000 in an ABLE account and still receive all of their benefits. This program is run through the Oregon State Treasury.