What are your most memorable moments at FHCO? I remember my first HUD monitoring visit in 2013 when Nicole and I worked non-stop trying to organize all four enforcement grants with paper files all organized and tests all done differently by four different test coordinators.  Every day we had a different count for how many tests were completed under each…
It’s been another great year of accomplishments by the amazing staff and board at the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, but our story goes beyond just the one the numbers can tell. The story of our work to end housing discrimination and ensure equal opportunity to housing throughout Oregon often is presented through indelible snapshots that remind us of the…
One thing you'll notice when you delve into the housing world is we love our acronyms, and there's one in particular that we are particularly fond of in the fair housing movement: AFFH.One thing you'll notice when you delve into the housing world is we love our acronyms, and there's one in particular that we are particularly fond of in…
October 03 2018

Welcome Michelle!

FHCO would like to introduce our newest education and outreach team member, Michelle Scott. In a unique partnership, Michelle works part time for FHCO and also for Klamath & Lake Community Action Services, a local non-profit Community Action Agency (CAA), where she has worked since 2008. FHCO would like to introduce our newest education and outreach team member, Michelle Scott. In…
July 06 2018

Director's Update

Just a little more than two months removed from the 50th anniversary of the passing of the federal Fair Housing Act, we still are basking in the wake of a month of thought-provoking and engaging events. We held events from Medford to Portland and many points between that recognized the history of housing discrimination and segregation, the community-driven efforts to…
By Diane Hess, Education & Outreach Director (Pictured at right, FHCO Board Member Julia Mckenna, at Trans Unity Pride Celebration, June 16) Tragically, acts of hate have dramatically increased over the last two years-occurring in housing, at schools, on transit and in many other settings. Oregon, like the rest of the country, has experienced this spike in hateful attacks on…
We are pleased to announce the promotion of Shyle Ruder from Education and Outreach Specialist to Education and Outreach Director. Shyle has been with the Fair Housing Council of Oregon for two years and in that time has led dozens of trainings, established relationships with partners across Oregon, and co-authored a brand new guide, Moving Forward with a Past. This…