Veteran’s Project

In coordination with Transition Projects Inc. (TPI), the Metro Coordinator for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, Metropolitan Public Defender Veteran’s Project provides high-quality legal services to help eligible veterans overcome legal barriers they sometimes face in finding and retaining stable and permanent housing. By taking a holistic approach to representation, we seek to reduce legal barriers which stand in the way of veterans enjoying the dignity they have earned through their service to us.

Legal Services, including:
– Landlord-Tenant Advocacy
– Public Benefit Issues
– VA Guardianship Review
– Family Law Issues (generally by referral and use of SSVF General Housing Stability Assistance funds)
– VA/SSA Disability Disputes (generally by referral to specialist attorneys on contingency basis)
– Outstanding Warrants/Fines (Oregon and outside Oregon)
– Driver’s License Issues
– Debt & Bankruptcy Advice
– Expungements (Sealing of an Oregon Conviction)
– Restraining Order and Stalking Order Advocacy
– Relief from Sex Offender Registration
– Public Transport Exclusions

Other Services Provided by SSVF Case Managers:
– Assistance with housing search
– Assistance with employment search
– Assistance in finding transportation
– Connection with local support services

If you are a vet and need help, or if you know a vet who needs help, please contact Transition Projects by clicking here; or call, toll free, 855-425-5544; or simply visit the Bud Clark Commons at 665 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, Oregon 97209, Phone: 503-280-4700.

Our assistance is generally limited to those who have been screened into the SSVF program. If you would like to speak with us, please call 503-225-9100 and ask for the Veteran’s Project; or visit us at 630 SW 5th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204.

Please contact The Metropolitan Public Defender directly by filling out this short form through our website.