In honor of fair housing month, the City of Eugene will host a training for community members to understand what their individual rights are and how to seek recourse if their rights are violated.
Free on-site childcare will be available on site during the event for participants. Advanced reservations required to ensure proper staffing. Space is limited so reserve seats and make your childcare reservation today! RSVP to Lindsey Foltz by email or 541-682-5767
In recognition that housing issues are often complex they are also providing resources to answer basic landlord/tenant law questions through participation of the Oregon Law Center and housing habitability concerns through the Rental Housing Code program.
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Know Your Rights: Fair Housing Training: Tuesday, April 25 from 6:15-7:30 pm at the Eugene Public Library: Bascom/Tykeson Rooms, Community members are invited to come and learn about fair housing rights and resources applicable to Eugene residents at this event, presented by staff from the Fair Housing Council of Oregon. Staff from Oregon Law Center, Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement, Community Development and the City’s Rental Housing Code program will also be available to answer questions and distribute materials.
City of Eugene Fair Housing Plan
Each year, Eugene and Springfield receive funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. As recipients of these funds, Eugene and Springfield certify that they will “affirmatively further Fair Housing”. Eugene and Springfield strive to assure that persons of a protected class have a choice in the location of their housing.
In order to uphold its commitment to affirmatively further fair housing and meet its federal obligation to engage in fair housing planning, Eugene and Springfield have jointly produced a document which examines laws, demographics related to population, housing and housing choice called the Fair Housing Plan. Eugene and Springfield conducted an “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice” that identified road blocks impacting fair housing choice.
City of Eugene Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement
If you believe you have been subject to illegal housing discrimination in the City of Eugene you may request assistance through the City of Eugene Human Rights and Neighborhood Involvement Office. Staff can assist in making referrals and provide access to the appropriate grievance processes.
99 W. 10th Ave., Suite 116
Monday – Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fair Housing Council of Oregon
The City of Eugene also contracts with the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, which can operates a hotline for housing discrimination and maintains a website with fair housing information.
Housing and Urban Development
Additionally, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) can be contacted directly with discrimination complaints.