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Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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Fair Housing

  • Fair Housing Proclamation 2014 Portland Fair Housing poster contest winners are honored by the City Council.

  • Fair Housing Posters 2014 Portland Fair Housing Poster Winners

  • A Fair Housing Breakfast brought stakeholders to the table to discuss equity in housing.

 Make your voice heard. Take the Fair Housing survey.

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.Look here for activities related to the Fair Housing Advocacy Committee and the update to the Analysis of Fair Housing Impediments for the 2016-2020 Consolidated Plan.

We want to hear about your experience finding safe, healthy, affordable places to live in our community. Please take a moment to complete our survey – your response will help us take action to address the needs for housing, programs, Fair Housing education, and more.

Click here for the survey, and for your chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the grocery store of your choice. Five winners will be chosen. The survey should take 20-25 minutes to complete. Your time and input to help us make our community a better place for everyone are greatly appreciated. 

Your answers are anonymous and will be used for research purposes only. The answers you provide will not be connected with your name in any way. You do not need to provide your name unless you wish to be entered into the drawing for the gift certificate.

Submit your completed survey by May 20h (extended deadline). If you have questions, email or call 503-823-5312. For more information, visit the Portland Housing Bureau website. To download a PDF of the survey, click here.

This survey is sponsored by Multnomah County, Home Forward, City of Portland, City of Gresham, in partnership with Metro and with support of Metro counties.

The City of Portland complies with all non‐discrimination, Civil Rights laws including Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II. To help ensure equal access to City programs, services and activities, the City of Portland will reasonably modify policies/procedures and provide auxiliary aids/services to persons with disabilities or persons needing language services. Call 503-823-5312, TTY 503-823-6868 or Oregon Relay Service: 711 with such requests

Fair Housing Advocacy Committee Meetings are open to the public.  Please call 503-823-5312 for any reasonable accommodations for access, childcare, interpretation or translation services.

Beware of Housing Scams click here for more information.


Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing

2011 Multnomah County Fair Housing Study

2015 Racial Equity Forum

2015 Racial Equity Forum Presentation

James Mason Ph.D.

2015 Racial Equity Forum Keynote Speaker

Equity Forum Presentation

Fair Housing Impact of Gentrification

Fair Housing Action Plan (PDF)

The City of Portland's 2011 efforts to end discrimination in rental housing over the next five years.