Fair Housing

It is the policy of the City of Sumpter, within constitutional limitations, to provide for fair housing

throughout the City of Sumpter for all residents.

In the United States, the federal Fair Housing Act protects your right to rent an apartment, buy a home,

obtain a mortgage, or purchase homeowners insurance free from discrimination based on:

Race          Color          Religion          Gender          National Origin

Disability (mental and physical)          Familial Status (presence of children under 18 in the home)


In Oregon it is also illegal to discriminate on the basis of:

Legal source of income        Marital status         Sexual orientation


Gender identity         Survivors of domestic violence



Links to Fair Housing Enforcement and Education Agencies  

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity: 


Oregon Housing and Community Services (Public Housing Authority of Oregon): http://www.oregon.gov/OHCS/pages/index.aspx 

National Association of Realtors – Fair Housing Program: 



Fair Housing Initiatives Program: 


 Fair Housing Act: http://www.justice.gov/crt//about/hce/title8.php 

National Fair Housing Alliance: http://www.nationalfairhousing.org/

 FDIC Compliance with Fair Housing:


The Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO) is a statewide non-profit organization that provides

a wide range of resources to communities. They promote equal housing by providing education,

outreach, technical assistance, legal aid assistance, and enforcement opportunities.

Their contact information is:

Fair Housing Council of Oregon
506 SW 6th Ave, Ste 1111
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: (503) 223-8295, (800) 424-3247
Email: information@fhco.org  Website: http://www.fhco.org/