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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.

PHB Spring Equity Forum June 2nd.   Learn about and consider the impacts of gentrification when making housing investments. Look here for a complete Equity Forum agenda, the invitation and other information.

Equity Forum Agenda

Equity Forum Invite

Equity Forum Event Page



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.

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.