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Portland Fair Housing poster contest winners are honored by the City Council.
2014 Portland Fair Housing Poster Winners
A Fair Housing Breakfast brought stakeholders to the table to discuss equity in housing.
Fair Housing education and outreach is an important part of the Fair Housing Action Plan. When Mayor Hales and Commission Saltzman declared April 2014 as Fair Housing Month they also honored students Rebecca Celsi, eighth grader from Access Academy and Medini Madhusudan fourth grader from Springville School . Their Fair Housing poster drawings won the first place for their age categories and they tell us why fair housing matters.
As part of the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Report (required by HUD), The City of Portland was tasked with collecting and analyzing data that identifies barriers to housing choice, and with developing a report that outlines strategies to mitigate the identified barriers.The report identified a number of key barriers to exercising housing choice, including a general lack of understanding by housing consumers and housing providers of Fair Housing law, as well as the need for a clear, focused fair housing champion.
Learn about the Fair Housing Advocacy Committee
The City of Portland's 2011 efforts to end discrimination in rental housing over the next five years.