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Summer 2022 Impact Report

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September 2022

Since November 1990, the Fair Housing Council of Oregon has promoted justice, equity, and inclusion in housing. As communities across the state continue to feel more comfortable meeting and gathering in person, our teams are expanding our connections in every corner of Oregon. Our regional staff on the ground across the state continue to build partnerships with front-line organizations to deliver trainings, conduct outreach, and respond to complaints of housing discrimination statewide. 

Our commitment to protect the housing rights of everyone in Oregon is greatly enhanced by these community connections throughout the state. I want to thank all our partners, donors, fair housing advocates, and other community members who support our work and make access to these extended resources possible.

Connections and partnerships with community groups most impacted by housing discrimination are critical to our mission in every community across Oregon. Our partners are creating and launching projects that further fair housing and increase access to housing for the most impacted and least resourced community members. 

We know that safe and stable housing is about more than just having a roof over our heads. Housing connects us to job opportunities, education, health care, family, and the broader community. But what happens when you cannot find stable housing because of your race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, disability status, or another part of your identity? That’s where we come in. In the enclosed impact report, you will find examples of our work to increase access to our connections in communities and to bring fair housing resources to communities across the state.

Our work throughout Oregon continues to reflect our organization’s deep commitment to racial justice. We are examining the role race and identity play in the ways in which we serve communities, we remain committed to better resourcing Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color, and we continue to focus resources on the most-impacted communities.

For more than 30 years, we have worked to eliminate housing discrimination and ensure equal access to housing opportunity for everyone in Oregon. Your support helps ensure everyone in Oregon can live wherever they choose, free from discrimination. 

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Allan Lazo, Executive Director

PS. I would love to talk with you and share more about the impact of our meaningful work! Please reach out to me at (503) 223 – 8197, ext. 112 or alazo@fhco.org.

Follow this link to read our full impact report. Here’s a sneak peek at what you’ll find there:

Connecting with Community Partners in Lincoln County

Georgia Smith, Community Outreach Coordinator at the Olalla Center, organized a Fair Housing Training for Community Partners with North Coast Education & Outreach Specialist, Eliza Galaher. Smith relies on partnerships like ours and community resources to assist in addressing the housing crisis in Lincoln County.

Resourcing Property Management Students in Marion County
We teamed up with Evolve Property Management and Workforce Development to share some of our fair housing guides and resources with students in their Property Management Workshop in Woodburn. Evolve is a nonprofit organization that aims to keep people living in Oregon in their homes.

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