Resources and Help

There are many resources you can use to help you when you are in need.

TIME LIMIT WARNING: Keep in mind, under Oregon Chapter 90 laws, if your landlord violated your Chapter 90 rights, you have up to one-year after the incident occured to take action against it.  Talk to an attorney about your specific situation.

Manufactured and Marina Communities Resource Center

The Manufactured and Marina Communities Resource Center (MMCRC) is an Oregon state office under the purview of the Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) and was created to help park tenants improve housing stability.  In 2019, with the passing of SB586, the MMCRC opened its doors to include marinas in their programs.

The MMCRC provides services and information to residents and landlords of parks and marinas to promote cooperative community relationships and positive alternatives to the court system.

MMCRC landlord and tenant services:

  • Offer confidential, neutral, and voluntary services to both landlords and tenants
  • Provide assistance in resolving disputes by promoting open communication and a positive environment.
  • Track park and marina dispute resolutions, mandatory mediations, and the use of legal services for low-icome park and marina tenants.
  • They maintain a park and marina registry.*
  • They can help tenants find out who owns their park or marina if the manager will not provide it.*
  • They handle park and marina landlord education training required by law and can verify if a park or marina landlord is current on this legal requirement.*

*Thesee programs for marinas will not be up and fully functional until January 1, 2022


OSTA Helpline

Our OSTA Helpline provides counseling and information regarding tenants’ rights.  OSTA is a small, all-volunteer organization with limited capacity. Before placing a call to our hotline, please search our site for answers to your issue (a site-wide Search option is available on the menu at the top of each page).

If our website’s resources don’t offer you the information you need, reach out to our OSTA Helpline. It is staffed 24/7 by an answering service who will route your call to the appropriate District Director volunteer and we will return your call within 1-3 business days. Our OSTA District Directors are also park or marina residents and offer years of experience helping people who live in parks or marinas.

We are not attorneys and DO NOT give legal advice.  We cannot provide assistance in paying your rent.  However, we can answer your questions, help you to understand the laws, point you in the right direction, and provide support to you. We may refer you to another group that can serve you.

To ensure that we can meet the demands placed on our Helpline, we give first priority call-backs to OSTA members.  If you would like to explore the full array of benefits to becoming an OSTA member or would like to join now, you can join us before calling.


Legal Assistance

Sometimes mediation doesn’t give us the results we wanted and sometimes issues are too big for mediaiton to handle.

In those cases, we recommend seeking the advice of an attorney.

Attorneys can be expensive but, somtimes, there are options when you don’t’ have the money to hire and attorney.


Ask for help. Not because you are weak. But because you want ot remain strong.

Les Brown, Motivational Speaker

What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.

Maya Angelou, Civil Rights Activist

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

Abraham Lincoln, US President

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