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Oregon’s legal aid offices – through the Oregon Law Center, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, and the Center for NonProfit Legal Services, Inc. – provide free civil legal services to low-income and elderly Oregonians in all 36 Oregon counties in 17 communities.  Legal aid prioritizes civil needs involving food, shelter, medical care, income maintenance, and physical safety. To apply for assistance, contact your local legal aid office:

If you do not qualify for legal aid assistance, you may seek free legal advice and help with your FEMA appeal through the Oregon State Bar’s Disaster Legal Assistance Hotline: (800) 452-7636 or (503) 684-3763. You can also visit

As of July 1, 2023, the Legal Aid Services of Oregon’s Disaster Relief Program is no longer active.


FEMA Appeals

An initial decision letter from FEMA denying assistance is not the last word.

More information

For information about a particular disaster, choose one of these

2020 Oregon Wildfires

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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