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The City of Portland, Oregon

Office of Equity and Human Rights

Realizing Equity. Enhancing the City of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-4433

Fax: 503-823-4420

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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About the Office

OEHR LogoThe Office of Equity and Human Rights was created by City Ordinance in 2011
and charged to:

  1. Promote equity and reduce disparities within City government; 

  2. Provide guidance, education and technical assistance to all bureaus as they develop sustainable methods to build capacity in achieving equitable outcomes and service; 

  3. Work with community partners to promote equity and inclusion within Portland and throughout the region, producing measurable improvements and disparity reductions; 

  4. Support human rights and opportunities for everyone to achieve their full potential; 

  5. Work to resolve issues rooted in bias and discrimination, through research, education, and interventions.

Our Equity Stance

Equity addresses the historic, institutional systems that create oppression based on identity. We strive to use an intersectional approach to transform historic power dynamics for accountable systemic change based on the principles of humanity, justice, and belonging. The City of Portland leads with race and disability.

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