The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC) is a strong advocate in Multnomah County for the implementation of strategies that affirmatively further fair housing and hold the jurisdictional partners of Multnomah County accountable. FHAC is sponsored by Multnomah County, Gresham and the City of Portland, and was formed in response to actions outlined in the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice Report.
The committee is charged with developing a work plan that includes the review of data, the review and endorsement of best practices, the coordination of public information campaigns, the regular review of enforcement data, suggestion of policies for adoption by jurisdictions, and advocating for resources that will support effective approaches to furthering fair housing.
Attend a meeting
The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of fair housing in Portland, Multnomah County, and Gresham. FHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Meetings are now monthly.
Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online one week in advance. All past materials can be access from the "Meeting Materials" button above.
To see upcoming meeting dates, visit the FHAC homepage.
Requests for reasonable accommodations must be submitted 3 days in advance
Please call 503-823-2375 to request reasonable accommodations for access, childcare, interpretation or translation services.
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, provide Language Services including interpretation and translation, and childcare. Call 3 days in advance to request any special assistance.
About the Committee
The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee multijurisdictional committee is comprised of up to 19 individuals ranging from housing consumers to housing industry experts.
Each jurisdiction and organization is allotted the following number of committee seats: the City of Portland four (4) seats, Multnomah County four (4) seats and the City of Gresham three (3) seats. Home Forward has one (1) seat. Up to six (6) members will be at-large and will be recommended by the identified community-based organizations listed in the organizational chart or other organizations that serve or support impacted populations. While the committee reserves the right to reject an at-large recommendation, the committee members recommended by the participating organizations, are presumed to be accepted. If a member resigns FHAC may choose another organization to participate and that organization would choose the person to represent them. The at-large organizations can include, but are not limited to, the following; the Coalition of Communities of Color, the Center for Intercultural Organizing, the Portland Commission on Disability, Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon.
All nominations should be made to assure inclusion of a broad spectrum of protected classes, housing consumers and housing industry perspectives. If these organizations are already represented in a jurisdiction seat they will not necessarily be assigned an additional seat.
The FHAC committee description is currently under review for possible revisions.
Many thanks to individuals that volunteer their time and talent to participate in the Fair Housing Advocacy Committee.