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Discrimination & Housing Protections

Hostile Living Environment

If a neighbor, onsite manager, maintenance worker or someone else on the property has used a racial slur against you, made you feel uncomfortable or unwelcome because of your gender, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, family status, or disability, you can consult this packet for information on how to respond to discrimination.

Housing Rights for Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault & Stalking Victims

If you are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking you have rights and can consult the linked handbook for information about those rights.

Disability & Reasonable Accommodations

If you or someone in your household has a disability, your landlord is required to make reasonable changes to rules and policies in order to give you an equal opportunity in your housing.  This guide will help you understand your rights and request an accommodation or modification that you need.

Housing Rights for those with Criminal History

A guide to help people with criminal histories to know their housing rights and
responsibilities while looking for housing. It provides helpful information about applying for housing, an applicant’s rights and responsibilities, how to build an
application packet, and information about how to talk to a landlord about
criminal history

Quick Links:

Check if your address is in Portland for specific protections

Guide to Landlord Tenant Law

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