Fair Housing

“Fair Housing” is the name for the federal, state and local civil rights laws that protect all of us from discrimination in housing transactions based on our race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, physical or mental disability, the presence of children under age 18 (familial status), marital status, sexual orientation, domestic violence survivors, legal source of income, or domestic partnership status. Additionally, the City of Eugene also protects against housing discrimination based on ethnicity and age.

Eugene has a Fair Housing Plan that strives to assure that persons of a protected class have choice in the location of their housing. 

Fair Housing Activities

The City of Eugene engages in a number of activities related to fair housing. These activities include: fair housing outreach and education for community members, non-profits, and landlords; contracting with Fair Housing Council of Oregon to provide a fair housing hotline; and staffing the Housing Policy Board. 

Fair Housing Training

The most recent Fair Housing training opportunity was for college and university students in Eugene on March 3, 2021. Check back for other future trainings.

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Fair Housing Help

City of Eugene, Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement
If you believe you have been subject to illegal housing discrimination in the City of Eugene you may request assistance through the City of Eugene Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement Office (HRNI). Staff can assist in making referrals and provide access to the appropriate grievance processes. 

Walk-in Assistance:

Please note that the office is temporarily closed due to COVID-19
99 W. 10th Ave., Suite 117
Eugene, Oregon
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am to noon and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Staff may be reached by calling: 541-682-5177 or by sending an email to: hrni@ci.eugene.or.us.

Fair Housing Council of Oregon
The City of Eugene also contracts with the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, which operates a hotline for housing discrimination and maintains a website with fair housing information. Anyone with a fair housing question can contact the hotline. In addition, housing discrimination can be reported by calling the hotline.

Fair Housing Council of Oregon - Hotline
Due to COVID-19, the hotline has been suspended. Fair Housing inquiries and complaints may be submitted online by sending an email to:  Information@fhco.org. More information is available on the Fair Housing Council of Oregon’s website: http://fhco.org.

Housing and Urban Development
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) can be contacted directly with discrimination complaints.

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