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Fair Housing and Homebuying

September 27, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Join us for a training for organizations who support individuals in the homebuying process.

Learn about:

  • Fair Housing Basics and Protections
  • History of Housing Discrimination
  • Red Flags of Discrimination
  • And more!
About the Presenters:


Marlee Baker
Portland Metro & Salem Education & Outreach Specialist

Marlee has a Bachelor’s in Social Work (BSW) from George Fox University and previously interned at Just Compassion of East Washington County. At JC’s Resource Center, she helped provide resources and support to unhoused adults. She firmly believes that houselessness and poverty are maintained by historical, economic, and social inequality, and that housing is an urgent and basic human right for all individuals. As an intern at Just Compassion, she worked in solidarity with houseless individuals to create short-term solutions to emergent and necessary needs. She believes that individualized service provision is imperative, but the consistent stories she heard from individuals regarding eviction, high-barrier housing, and rising rent emphasized to her the need for larger, more expansive community reform. She was drawn to FHCO because she wants to use education as a tool to empower local communities and citizens to protect their civil and basic human rights.


Gina Rizk
Portland Metro & Salem Education & Outreach Specialist

 Gina graduated from Portland State University with her Master of Education in 2020. She worked in the Portland Public School District for two years, specifically working with schools that served traditionally marginalized students and their families. One of her primary goals while teaching was making sure all families had access to free extra-curricular enrichment, especially arts education. After she made the difficult decision to leave her teaching post, she knew she wanted to continue to focus her career on Social Justice and continue to serve the communities in Northeast Portland where she knew there was great need. During her time at PPS, she saw firsthand the effects of unstable housing on students’ educational experiences and knew that advocating for fair housing would be the perfect way to continue to support those students and their families.


September 27, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am