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Easy Ways to Get Involved
This page offers you several opportunities to learn more about fair housing laws and illegal housing discrimination. It also invites you to become a member of the Fair Housing Council (FHCO), purchase merchandise, or schedule special events that help fund our efforts and spread our message of fair and equitable housing for all. We hope you enjoy perusing the page and the rest of the site.
The FHCO Virtual Store:
Your purchase of colorful and whimsical fair housing-themed items helps support the work we do and demonstrates your support for the cause every time you use them!
If you'd like to purchase an item above, please call us at 503/223-8197 or write us at information@FHCO.org with the item and quantity desired.
FHCO's Annual Poster Contest:
Whether you’re an individual parent; a private citizen; a member of a landlord, Realtor®, or other trade association, you too can get involved and spread the word about fair housing via our annual poster contest. Details on the contest can be found at www.FHCO.org/contest.htm.
Feel free to include information about the contest in your own newsletters and mailings; post the contest brochure in the front window of your office; encourage the families you know (including your own!) to enter. Just be sure to refer folks to www.FHCO.org/contest.htm.
Any child in grades 1 through 8 may submit an entry free of charge and anyone can join in by raising awareness of this fun campaign, distributing needed supplies, or picking up entries and delivering / shipping them to the FHCO office in Portland. If you have questions about how to get started, contact information@FHCO.org—we’d love to see this win-win offering grow and flourish!
We have a ton of volunteer opportunities just waiting for someone with the right skill set and a little extra time! Visit www.FHCO.org/pdfs/VolOps.pdf to read about the following volunteer jobs:
Did You Know?
Did you know that National Fair Housing Month is held every April? It's an opportunity to celebrate our accomplishments as a county and within our community; but it's also a poignant reminder that we have so much more work to do. Learn more about Fair Housing Month here.
Fair Housing Jeopardy:
Bring our advanced Fair Housing Jeopardy game to an office, club, religious organization, or association you belong to. Our Jeopardy game challenges you to put on your thinking caps and competitive spirit for this fun opportunity to test your fair housing knowledge and win prizes. Click here for further details and pricing.
Take the Fair Housing Quiz:
Have some fun and test your knowledge with our interactive quiz!
Become a Fair Housing Tester!
We need people like you! Testers pose as housing consumers—somewhat like a “secret shopper”—in order to gather evidence. It is often the only way to prove if a housing provider is violating fair housing laws. Learn more at www.FHCO.org/testers.htm.
Tours of Historic Sites of Discrimination:
Schedule a private, historically eye-opening tour for your office, club, religious organization, school, or association. The tour itself runs about two hours; the event is most impactful and meaningful if followed by a panel of speakers or debriefing group session; special and expert guests can be scheduled, as well. Click here for further details and pricing.
At the Fair Housing Council (FHCO), we offer eight different membership levels to suit any individual, corporate, or organization. Each member receives our newsletter and recognition on our website.
IndividualMemberships of $50 or more receive a Fair Housing gift.
Member organizations donating $300 or more may enquire about discounts offered on FHCO organizational trainings.
The FHCO is a 501(c)(3); contributions may be tax deductible. Please click here to support the work we do as a nonprofit organization!
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