We give our heartfelt thanks to our fair housing month sponsors!

Gold

  • City of Gresham
  • Kell, Alterman & Runstein, LLP
  • Multifamily NW
  • Multnomah County
  • The Oregonian
  • Passadore Properties
  • Princeton Properties
  • RMLS

Sterling

  • Bittner and Hahs
  • City of Beaverton
  • City of Corvallis
  • Clackamas County
  • KeyBank
  • Oregon Opportunity Network
  • Washington County

Fair Housing Champions

  • Dalton Properties
  • Documart
  • Garvey Schubert Barer
  • Home Forward
  • Kerr Properties

 

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April is Fair Housing Month, commemorating the anniversary of President Johnson signing the Fair Housing Act into law on April 11th, 1968

Forty-nine years later we have come a long way toward eradicating housing discrimination. We now have laws on the books prohibiting discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, familial status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income and history of domestic violence. Unfortunately, while we now have laws to protect us, more discrimination persists and FHCO receives more than 2,000 calls annually on our discrimination hotline.

During Fair Housing Month we work to raise awareness of fair housing rights and responsibilities throughout the state. This year we will be:

  • Showing of our educational display, Anywhere but Here: The History of Housing Discrimination in Oregon.
  • Talking about fair housing on KPCN: Radio Movimiento.
  • Tabling at the Latino Cultural Festival in Hillsboro.
  • Offering free trainings for landlords and Realtors ® in the Willamette Valley.
  • Kicking off our popular bus tour season, Fasten Your Seat Belts: It’s Been a Bumpy Ride, covering the history of discrimination, segregation and displacement in Oregon and current challenges today.
  • Holding the 19th annual Fair Housing Poster Contest, involving hundreds of children from throughout Oregon in creating artwork that celebrates diverse communities. Copies of the grand prize winning poster will be displayed throughout the state at schools, agencies, governmental offices, apartment complexes and many other locations.
  • Presenting a lunch and learn in Clackamas County.
  • Having our first house party to increase advocacy and educate neighbors and friends about fair housing and its role in today's civil rights' challenges. Stay tuned for more on this!