The Fair Housing Act and Oregon State Law protect individuals from housing discrimination. Fair Housing Laws apply to all aspects of the housing industry from rentals to sales and including land use regulations, building construction, mortgage loans, home insurance, appraisals and inspections. Fair Housing Laws apply to all types of housing, including but not limited to, single and multifamily homes, retirement housing, care facilities and homeless shelters.
It is illegal in the State of Oregon to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status (children), disability, marital status, source of income, sexual orientation including gender identity and domestic violence victims.
Within the resources available to Jackson County through city, County, State, Federal and community volunteer sources, the County will assist all persons who feel they have been discriminated against because of protected classes listed above in the process of filing a complaint with the Oregon Civil Rights Division, or the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that they may seek equity under Federal and State laws.
For fair housing questions or to file a fair housing complaint you may contact:
- Fair Housing Counsel of Oregon (800) 424-3247 Ext 2.
- Seattle HUD Office (800) 877-0246
- Jackson County (541) 774-6007 (For assistance with filing complaints with the State and/or HUD)