The federal Fair Housing Act and Oregon fair housing laws provide protections against housing discrimination. In the United States, it is illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, or national origin. In Oregon it is also illegal to discriminate on the basis of legal source of income, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or survivors of domestic violence.
Has your right to fair housing been violated?
If you feel you have experienced discrimination in the housing industry, please contact:
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Portland Field Office
400 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 700
Portland, OR 97204-1632
Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries – Civil Rights Division
424 NW 6th Street #102
PO Box 429
Grants Pass OR 97528
Telephone: (541) 476-1058
Within resources available to the City, the City will assist all persons who feel they have been denied equal access to housing due to one of the aforementioned reasons in the process of filing a complaint with the State of Oregon Civil Rights Division or the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (City of Grants Pass Resolution 13-6105)