Housing Self-Help Guides
These guides contain legal information about renters' rights in Oregon.
The guides are not a substitute for legal advice. Read our disclaimers here.
Landlords are required to follow certain requirements for how they advertise available rental units located in the City of Portland, how they process applications for available rental units, and how they screen applicants. This guide has information about the City of Portland's rental application and screening laws.
If you live in the City of Portland and receive a No Cause Termination Notice or a Rent Increase Notice, you may have the right to a relocation assistance payment from your landlord. This guide will help you find out if you are eligible for relocation assistance and provide instructions for claiming your relocation assistance payment.
The law requires that a landlord follow specific rules when giving a termination notice to a tenant. If the landlord does not follow those rules, the notice may not be enforceable and you may not have to move. This guide will help you understand your rights when you receive a termination notice, whether the notice is valid, and your possible defenses in eviction court.
If a neighbor, onsite manager, maintenance worker or someone else on the property has used a racial slur against you, made you feel uncomfortable or unwelcome because of your gender, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability, you can consult this packet for how to respond to discrimination.