Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our in-person mission-centered fundraising luncheon scheduled for April 23rd is now moving to an online campaign.
Join us online on April 20-23 as we share videos highlighting how our strategic work ensures equal housing opportunity statewide. Hear a special message from our Executive Director, Allan Lazo, at 12pm on Thursday, April 23rd!
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact us all, many members of our community are struggling to protect their housing rights. Together we can help those who are struggling and ensure no one faces discrimination in housing during this unprecedented time.
FHCO is the only organization in the state that educates both housing providers and tenants about their rights and responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act. Our most popular outreach program is our bus tour, Fasten Your Seatbelts…It’s Been a Bumpy Ride. On the tours, we educate more than 1,600 people annually on the history of housing discrimination, segregation, and displacement in Oregon. Through our hotline and testing programs, we help advocate and restore housing choice for those experiencing housing discrimination.
Fair Housing Council of Oregon’s goals are to:
1. Ensure everyone in Oregon can live wherever they’d like to live, free from discrimination.
2. Empower people to speak up and take steps to prevent or address discrimination as it is happening.
3. Collaborate with housing providers and local and state governments to reduce discriminatory barriers to Fair Housing.
4. Create a network of partners in health care, environmental planning, criminal justice, education, and other fields to address Fair Housing issues in the work they do.