Housing Rights For Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Survivors

Authored By: Oregon Law Center and Legal Aid Services of Oregon


If you are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking you have the following rights:

  • You can end your lease early to move to safety;
  • You can ask your landlord to terminate the tenancy of the abuser without terminating your tenancy;
  • You can change your locks for safety;
  • Your landlord cannot treat you differently because you (or your children) have been the victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking; and
  • You cannot be held responsible for property damage caused by an abuser during a domestic violence incident.

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Last Review and Update: Apr 19, 2018
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