I have lived at friends home since September 28, 2014 when he helped me escape domestic violence. He locked me out on Saturday and won't let me in. My computer, cat, all my clothes, shampoo soap - everything is there. Been in my car since Saturday went to social services they told me to call police but Albany Oregon PD say it's a civil issue and they can't do anything and threatened me with harrassment charges if I keep calling them for help
If the police won't help, there is an expedited civil procedure to seek return of items wrongfully repossessed after the termination of a tenancy. There's also statutory damages of minimum of two months' rent available for anyone wrongfully excluded from their residence. You should take the facts and consult with an attorney as soon as you can. If you're the prevailing party, you may be entitled to your attorney fees. Also, Linn Benton Legal Aid just hired a new attorney who handles landlord tenant matters, if you qualify for their services. Link below.
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