One of the most common concerns we hear both among people seeking housing and their housing advocates is that landlords don’t accept housing choice vouchers, commonly known as Section 8 vouchers. In this half-hour seminar we will discuss what housing choice vouchers are, how they fall under the protected class of Source of Income under Oregon Law, and what the barriers are that people face in landlords complying with that law. Rental assistance programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), SSI, and SSDI will also be explored as protected under Source of Income. All are welcome to attend!
Eliza Galaher is a resident of Columbia County and is honored to serve as an education and outreach specialist working with the North Coast region. Born and raised in Portland, Eliza spent 26 years of her adulthood living in various parts of the country, from New York City to New Mexico to western Massachusetts to Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a couple of other places tucked in between. In that time, she worked in the worlds of publishing, education, and social services/caring services.
While grateful for a rich and varied time away from Oregon, she is happy to have landed back here where she now spends her free time working in her garden, on her crafts, and doing what she can to keep her dogs happy (while the cat sits and watches somewhat smugly).