Updated Sept. 23, 2022

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What to do if you get an eviction notice

If you or your household receive an eviction notice for nonpayment of rent, call 2-1-1 immediately to learn about rapid-response rent assistance that may help you avoid eviction. The County’s rapid eviction response team may be able to provide financial and legal resources to help renters in Multnomah County stay in their homes. 

When you call 2-1-1 for help after you receive an eviction notice, a representative will ask you questions to get more information about your situation and needs. This might include questions about demographic details like your age, race and gender, the size of your household, and your income. That way, 2-1-1 can refer you to the most appropriate resource.

211 is available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-866-698-6155.

Eligibility for rent assistance in Multnomah County

Happy black family hugging and embracing on couchEligibility for rent assistance from Multnomah County or another community organization depends on the rent assistance program. Call 2-1-1 to get help finding a program that best fits your situation.

Where to find legal help

In addition to calling 2-1-1 to get connected to resources, renters who need legal advice may also be able to find support from community resources, including:

Legal protections

If you can show your landlord proof that you applied for rent assistance before June 30, 2022, you cannot be evicted until after the application is processed or after September 30, 2022 — whichever comes sooner.

Keep in mind that until Sept. 30, 2022, any notice to pay rent from a landlord must give the tenant 10 days to pay.