All RAP houses comply with the Federal Fair Housing Act and the Oregon Landlord Tenant Act. This is the legal framework under which RAP Houses work. Under Oregon Law, the house is viewed as a landlord and therefore subject to the conditions of these two acts.
In the following sections are summaries of the most relevant conditions as set out in these two acts.
Federal Fair Housing Act
Oregon Landlord Tenant Act
In Oregon, the Fair Housing Council is a non-profit which works on issues regarding illegal discrimination. They can be reached at:
The Fair Housing Hotline
503/223-8197 (Portland metro area),
800/424-3247, or information@FHCO.org
ANYONE WHO FEELS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN UNFAIRLY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST HAS THE RIGHT TO FILE A COMPLAINT AT THE NEAREST HUD OFFICE.
IN OREGON, THAT IS THE HUD OFFICE IN SEATTLE
If you need help in the areas of evictions, lockouts, confiscation of property, disputes over repairs, rent, or contracts you can contact your nearest Legal Aid Office. See the Legal Aid Directory at:
The Portland Regional Office-Legal Aid Services of Oregon:
(502) 224-4086 or 1-800-228-6958