Friday, May 20, 2011

Anyone Know if BOLI Referrals on Beaverton and Ashland 2010 Fair Housing Audit Occurred, and If So the Outcomes?

Oregonian story from April 14, 2010 reported these results: 
To check whether renters face housing discrimination, the Fair Housing Council of Oregon sent black and white testers with the same credentials into Beaverton and Ashland to look at apartments advertised in newspapers and online. The results they found in one month alarmed them.

Two-thirds of the black testers faced discrimination in Ashland and 78 percent in Beaverton.

That was far more than any other category --discrimination based on family status, disability, sexual orientation and national origin. Those tests all came in at 50 percent or less in both cities.
It occurred to me that I don't recall seeing any information on referrals from the audit to BOLI; does anyone know if that occurred and if so what the outcomes were?  [You can email me or leave a comment below if you have information].

Originally created and posted on the Oregon Housing Blog.

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