Did You Know….
April is Fair Housing Month
Throughout our national history, some groups of people have benefited more from housing opportunities than others. The federal Fair Housing Act, initially adopted in the wake of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and subsequently augmented through amendments to the Act, prohibits discrimination in housing based on seven protected classes: race, color, religion, national origin, gender, disability, and familial status (the presence of children in the household). In addition, Oregon fair housing law guarantees that housing throughout the State of Oregon should be made available to all community members without regard to marital status, sources of income, sexual orientation including gender identity, and survivors of domestic violence.
www.HOWNW.com celebrates and recognizes the importance of Fair Housing for all. Our community partner, the Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO), is a nonprofit civil rights organization driven to eliminate illegal housing discrimination through enforcement and education across Oregon. Anyone with a fair housing complaint can contact them at this link: http://fhco.org/index.php/contact?view=form.