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 held monthly.
Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online one week in advance. See all past materials.
To see upcoming meeting dates, visit the FHAC homepage.
Requests for reasonable accommodations must be submitted 3 days in advance
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 is a multijurisdictional committee comprised of up to 16 individuals ranging from housing consumers to housing industry experts.
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.
Many thanks to individuals that volunteer their time and talent to participate in the Fair Housing Advocacy Committee.