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Linn Law Library continues to offer rental aid info

Linn County Communications Officer

By Alex Paul

Linn County Communications Officer

More than 24 people have received rental and utility assistance information through the Linn County Law Library since July, according to librarian Amber Boedigheimer.

“We hope that more people will continue to call for help with the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program application, or other matters about landlord/tenant laws,” Boedigheimer said.

Sher said the program, for which the county received a $41,000 grant, continues to:

• Educate the public about changes to landlord/tenant laws as they occur

• Help promote mediation by educating tenants and landlords about the process and how it may help them resolve their legal issues outside of court

• Provide referrals to organizations that provide financial assistance for landlords and tenants who qualify

• Assist persons with the Oregon Emergency Rental Assistance Program (OERAP) application

• Promote the use of the law library and the services it can provide

The library is at 304 Broadalbin St. SW, Albany and is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and every other Friday.

The library contains nearly 2,600 volumes.

Ismael Quintero, a library patron said, “The law library is a great place to visit if you need information on Oregon laws and statutes, court forms, how to respond to legal forms, and other legal resources.”

Boedigheimer added, “We help people navigate and access the materials they need to assist them in their legal matters. We have online resources as well as physical resources, a conference room, and a computer that provides case law, and other vital information.”

Boedigheimer said she helps both lawyers and non-lawyers locate useful resources. In fact, many lawyers use the law library to supplement their practice area.

She noted that law librarians cannot provide legal advice, but they can help people with their legal matters by providing library materials that may answer their questions and concerns. 

Contact Boedigheimer by calling 541-924-6902, visit online at library or email: [email protected].

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