Anyone with a fair housing question may contact us at FHCO.

You may also call our Fair Housing Hotline for tenants and other housing consumers (loan applicants, etc...)

Hotline hours: Friday 9 - noon (subject to change)
(503) 223-8197 ext. 2 (Portland metro area)
(800) 424-3247 ext. 2

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

If you are an advocate or social service provider who is contacting us about a client's situation, please fill out this form.

Landlords and other housing providers call (503) 223-8197 ext. 5

About us

The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) is a nonprofit civil rights organization driven to eliminate illegal housing discrimination through enforcement and education across Oregon.

We promote equal access to housing by providing education, outreach, technical assistance, and enforcement opportunities specifically related to federal, state, and local fair housing laws. These laws protect against illegal housing discrimination based on “protected class status” in any housing transaction and, in fact, any housing situation.

Federally Protected Classes: race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, and disability

State Protected Classes: marital status, source of income, sexual orientation including gender identity, and domestic violence victims

There are, often, additional local protected classes 

Fair Housing Laws Apply To: 

  • individual homes, duplexes, multifamily housing (apartments, condos, and townhomes), retirement housing, adult foster homes and longterm care facilities, homeless shelters and other nonprofit housing, etc.
  • sales, rentals, mortgage lending, building and construction, home insurance, appraisals, and inspections, land use regulations, zoning, as well as neighbor-on-neighbor harassment