(Yamhill, Polk, Marion, Linn, Benton, Lane Counties)

  • Dallas:  A family with a Section 8 voucher applied to rent a house and were told that applicants with vouchers needed five times more income than their portion of the rent payment. Employed tenants were only required to show an income three time higher than the rent.  FHCO advocated with the management company and they rescinded this policy with three times the amount of rent being the income requirement, regardless of the source of income.
  • Salem :A tenant with a disability was denied a reasonable accommodation to have an assistance animal and received a termination notice for having the dog.  FHCO sent a reasonable accommodation request on behalf of the tenant and then landlord approved the request and rescinded the termination notice. 
  • Eugene: A tenant with a disability was accused by a landlord for using drugs and then the landlord refused to make repairs to the unit. Then tenant completed drug tests to prove to the landlord that he was not, in fact, using drugs and the tests were negative. The landlord never responded. FHCO advocated with the landlord and landlord then offered to reimburse the cost of the tests and remove negative reports from the tenant’s file.