Who is the Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO)?

Our organization is a private, non-profit organization. We promote equal access to housing by providing education, outreach, technical assistance, and access to enforcement related to federal, state, and local fair housing laws throughout Oregon. We are not a government agency, although we receive some of our funding from federal, state, and local jurisdictions. We are not a housing authority and do not administer Section 8 or other housing assistance programs. We are not a housing provider and do not have units available for rent or for sale; nor do we have shelter services or provide crisis housing.

What is the Fair Housing Council's Service Area?

We serve the entire state of Oregon.

What Services Does the Fair Housing Council Offer?

Through comprehensive community education and individual assistance, the Fair Housing Council works to eliminate housing discrimination across Oregon and to guarantee the rights of all people to freely choose housing in the area they desire to live and for which they are financially qualified. 

How Can I Contact the Fair Housing Council and What are its Hours of Operations?

Anyone with a fair housing question may contact us at:

For consumers (e.g., tenants)
(503) 223-8197 Ext. 2 (Portland metro area),
(800) 424-3247 Ext. 2,

For housing providers (e.g., landlords)

(503) 223-8197 Ext. 5 (Portland metro area),
(800) 424-3247 Ext. 5,


This is a toll-free call and there is no fee associated with the Hotline service.

Our office is located at 1221 SW Yamhill St. #305, Portland, Oregon 97205

Our administrative #s are:

Main office #: (503) 223-8197
Office fax #: (503) 223-3396

Our hours of operation are 8:30 am – 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

Does the Fair Housing Council Offer Assistance in Any Languages Other than English?

Yes, for any languages we can’t accommodate with bilingual staff, we use Language Line. This service makes translators available to us via a three-way party line in over 160 languages.

Who Governs the Fair Housing Council?

The Fair Housing Council is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which establishes and oversees all policies. The background of the board is broad and diverse providing guidance and perspective from attorneys, and civil rights advocates.