The Fair Housing Act (amended) states that no one may discriminate against a person based on, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status (families with children), or handicap, when renting or selling a home.

Additionally, in Oregon the following protection categories are also included: source of income, marital status, sexual orientation and gender identity. Also, there are specific rights for survivors of domestic violence.

Corvallis has additional categories of protection: age (if 18 years and older), citizenship status, gender expression, and religious observance.

Effective July 1, 2014, the Oregon Revised Statutes will include new language that prohibits a landlord from refusing to rent to a tenant who wants to use a HUD Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (the tenant still needs to meet the qualifications to rent the dwelling unit).

If you feel that you have been a victim of housing discrimination, you may file a complaint with the following organizations in Oregon:

Fair Housing Council of Oregon

1-800-424-3247 ext 2

www.fhco.org

and/or

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

800-877-0246

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

For questions related to housing discrimination, you may also contact Tracy Oulman in the City of Corvallis Housing and Neighborhood Services Division by phone at 541-766-6552 or by email at tracy.oulman@corvallisoregon.gov.
 

Last updated: 4/6/2017 8:32:42 AM