I can’t get outotherwise I would have, I live in USDA housing and I’m still in my lease. I don’t have the means to move my 3 children and me out. I also live in a very small town so apartment living is very limited. There are no local attorneys; there is nobody within 70 miles. And I talked with her about leaving, she said if I break my lease and she does not rent it in 30 days I have to pay and I lose my housing. I can’t not afford to do that.
Try contacting the Oregon State Bar Association. See if they have anyone that can help. http://www.osbar.org/public/ris/ris.html
How likely is it that i could find a lawyer that does landlord tenant law and will do contingency or pro bono work?
Check with the Bar Association. They may have a pro bono section. Additionally, there are a lot of lawyers who may take a case like yours on a contingency. I don't know Oregon law, but in a lot of states there are actually attorneys fee provisions when a landlord violates a tenant's rights. Call the Bar Association. They can give you better guidance.
Thank you again!