Report Housing Discrimination
How to Report Illegal Housing Discrimination
FHCO assists in issues of illegal housing discrimination in the State of Oregon. Specifically, we evaluate potential violations of the federal Fair Housing Act and associated state & local laws that protect against discriminatory acts and different treatment. Fair Housing laws protect against different treatment in housing based on an individual’s protected status including race, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, disability, marital status, domestic violence survivorship, sexual orientation, gender expression, and source of income.
FHCO is not a law office and does not work in Landlord Tenant Law. If you have a Landlord/Tenant Law complaint or questions, please go to Oregonlawcenter.org or contact your local Legal Aid Services.
If you are currently facing eviction, please contact the Eviction Defense Project at 888-585-9638 or online at oregonlawcenter.org/eviction-defense-project. FHCO refers all current eviction cases to EDP for legal support.
If you believe that you are a victim of discrimination in housing as defined by Fair Housing Law please use the form below to report your issue. Please note that due to high volume, our current response time for new inquiries is at least 4 – 6 weeks. One of our fair housing enforcement staff will respond as soon as possible to gather more information. In the meantime, here are some important things you can do to help prepare for your case:
- Keep a record of all documents, letters, receipts, contracts, emails, voicemail messages, and notices.
- Take pictures of the issue, if possible.
- Get names and numbers of the people involved
- Record details (date(s) of the incident(s), address where it happened, costs you incur, etc)
- Talk to neighbors – you might not be the only person experiencing the issue
REPORT DISCRIMINATION FORM
If you are an advocate or social service provider who is contacting us about a client’s situation, please fill out this form.