a historical display

Anywhere But Here

of housing discrimination in Oregon

A Traveling Historic Exhibit

The Fair Housing Council's (FHCO's) Anywhere but Here display exhibit uses six interconnected panels consisting of photographs, text, and personal quotes to chronicle the history of housing discrimination in Oregon.

The display is available for conferences, cultural celebrations and historic remembrances, as well as for exhibition in public buildings such as schools, governmental offices, libraries, etc. Following are just a few images and captions included in the exhibit.


Before the Fair Housing Act was amended in 1988, more than 60% of the state’s rental units were off-limits to families with children

In 1945, the Social Work Journal declared Portland the most discriminatory city north of the Mason-Dixon line.

Oregon’s first constitution, passed in 1857, denied African-Americans the right to live in the state.

For a simulation of the six-panel display in PDF format, click here. You will need the Adobe® Reader® software to view this document; in addition, if you have any difficulty viewing the document, downloading the latest version may remedy the matter. Download a free copy of Adobe Reader (http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html) if needed.

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The display ships with this colorful banner that can be hung from grommets or stand with included free-standing base and poles.


Exhibit Specifications:

Space requirements: At least 12' x 12'
Weight: Three crates (90, 75 & 50 lbs)
Fee: Shipping and administrative costs
Security: Moderate; Insurance rider required
Assembly: Approximately 45 minutes for two individuals to assemble

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To Reserve the Exhibit:

We would be pleased to have the exhibit at your event or building. Please contact us at 503/223-8197 or information@FHCO.org to check availability and expense details.

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"Thank You"

The FHCO would like to thank our partners and members for their support.
Their contributions and grants have helped to make the resources on this site possible.
Please join them in supporting our efforts!

If you have a fair housing question, or to report a fair housing complaint, please call 503/223-8197 Ext. 2 or 800/424-3247 Ext. 2 (TTY and translation available). Alternatively, you may call HUD at 800/877-0246.

Service Area:
Office Location:

Oregon and Southwest Washington
506 SW Sixth, Suite 1111, PORTLAND OR . 97204
information@FHCO.org .| .503/223-8197 .| .Hotline 800/424-3247 Ext. 2

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