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Fair Housing Council of Oregon's Discrimination Hotline

Did you know our discrimination hotline receives around 2,000 calls a year? Through our hotline, we help individuals and families who may be experiencing illegal housing discrimination.


Housing discrimination is when someone is treated differently because of their race, national origin, sex, disability or other protected class. Discrimination may look like:

  • A mixed-race couple lied to about a vacancy

  • A young single mother who speaks very little English and is experiencing sexual harassment by maintenance staff

  • An individual with a disability being denied an accommodation, such as a parking spot close to their unit

  • A tenant finding notes under their apartment door from a neighbor with comments like, "go back to your country - we don't want you here"

  • Someone being evicted because the landlord finds out they have a same sex partner

If you or someone you know experiences one of the above situations or another instance of discrimination, you can call our hotline at (800) 424-3247 ext. 2 on Fridays from 9am-12pm, or email us at information@fhco.org during normal business hours.


After you contact us, we will listen to your situation and determine how best to assist. Assistance may include:

  • A referral to one of our partner organizations if your complaint is a landlord-tenant issue

  • Direct advocacy to your housing provider, which could include drafting an advocacy letter or a reasonable accommodation request on your behalf

  • Helping you file a complaint with Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries or U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

  • Connecting you with a lawyer who can help you file a lawsuit in state or federal court

Are you an advocate or social service provider who needs to contact us about a client's situation? Please fill out this form on our website.

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