The federal Fair Housing Act and Oregon fair housing laws provide protections against housing discrimination. In the United States, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. In Oregon it is also illegal to discriminate on the basis of legal source of income, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or survivors of domestic violence.
Has your right to fair housing been violated?
If you feel you have experienced discrimination in the housing industry, please contact one of the agencies listed below. Timelines vary depending on the type and basis of a complaint, but it is always better to act sooner to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Portland Field Office
1220 SW Third Avenue, Suite 400
Portland, OR 97204-1632
(971) 222-2600 Ext. 7
424 NW 6th Street #102
PO Box 429
Grants Pass OR 97528
Telephone: (541) 476-1058
Within resources available to the City, the City will assist all persons who feel they have been denied equal access to housing due to one of the aforementioned reasons in the process of filing a complaint with the State of Oregon Civil Rights Division or the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (City of Grants Pass Resolution 13-6105)