Last week Street Roots reported on a myriad of landlords that had been sited in a Fair Housing Council of Oregon report concerning discrimination.
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon sent out the following statement today saying,
The purpose of this statement is to acknowledge some errors in the list of property management companies our office tested for housing discrimination, and which we provided to the City of Portland. Three of the companies identified under “respondent” were incorrect. We did find discrimination at those rental properties, but we identified the wrong property management companies. The companies erroneously listed were Guardian Real Estate Services, LLC, Carefree Property Management, and JB Equities.
The Fair Housing Council of Oregon has contacted the affected companies with an official apology and has corrected the information in our records and revised the information provided to the Portland Housing Bureau for its records.
Despite these clerical errors, the results we originally reported to the Portland Housing Bureau are an accurate description of how our testers were treated at the properties they visited.
Look for more in the up and coming Street Roots coming out on Friday.
Posted by Israel Bayer