Are you a homeowner facing possible foreclosure?
A renter facing eviction because of a landlord’s foreclosure?
An attorney can help you understand your options.
OregonHomeownerSupport.gov has a new program to help provide direct legal assistance and pro bono referrals for low income Oregon homeowners and tenants faced with foreclosure-related legal problems. Check out the Legal Aid Foreclosure Help tab below for more information.
Legal Aid Foreclosure Help
OregonHomeownerSupport.gov is now working with Legal Aid Services of Oregon to help provide direct legal assistance and pro bono referrals for low income Oregon homeowners and tenants faced with foreclosure-related legal problems. Legal Aid will be able to assist some income-eligible borrowers and tenants directly, while others may be referred for reduced or sliding scale fee services. The range of services provided extends from limited advice to ongoing representation in foreclosure proceedings.
Borrowers and tenants can call the toll-free statewide intake line at 1-855-412-8828 (or in the Portland metro area call 503-227-0198) to speak with an intake specialist. Please note that the intake line is not staffed by attorneys and the intake specialist cannot give legal advice. Your case will be screened for acceptance after you have called the intake line.The intake line is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Intake staff can assist borrowers in English and Spanish, and can also assist borrowers in other languages by using phone-based interpretation services.
If you are an Oregon attorney who would like to volunteer your time to Legal Aid’s Foreclosure Help project, you can obtain an application to join the pro bono panel by calling the intake line at 503-227-0198 in the Portland area, or toll-free from the rest of the state at 1-855-412-8828.
In the event that you do not qualify for the Legal Aid Foreclosure Help program, it is wise to consider accessing other related resources. Links and contact information of other related programs are provided below.
- Oregon State Bar's Modest Means Program: The Lawyer Referral Service refers all Oregonians to attorneys who have agreed to a $35 initial consultation fee. Fees thereafter are as negotiated. For more information, call 503-684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-7636.
- Oregon Foreclosure Laws: To review Oregon's foreclosure laws, please visit here.
- Veterans Assistance Program: Veterans may qualify for up to 2 hours of free assistance through the Military Assistance Panel. For more information, call 503-684-3763 or toll-free in Oregon at 800-452-7636.
Important: If a foreclosure and/or an eviction proceeding has been filed against you, you should contact an attorney for advice immediately. Check your paperwork for any response deadlines. If you do not respond within the deadline, you may lose your rights.