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.

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.

April is National Fair Housing Month. The 50th Anniversary of the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act was celebrated in 2018. To recognize this special event, Mayor Vinis proclaimed April as Fair Housing Month in Eugene. Mayor Vinis also participated in a special Pajama Storytime at the Eugene Public Library, Downtown.

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.  Staff can assist in making referrals and provide access to the appropriate grievance processes. 

Telephone: 541-682-5177
Email:
hrni@ci.eugene.or.us
Website:
http://Eugene-or.gov/humanrights

Walk-in Assistance:
99 W. 10th Ave., Suite 116
Eugene, Oregon
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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
Hotline hours: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Telephone: 1-800-424-3247, ext 2
Email:
Information@fhco.org
Website:
http://www.fhco.org/


Housing and Urban Development

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

Website: https://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/topics/housing_discrimination