Housing and Renting Services
If you have questions or concerns regarding a specific issue or problem that you are having, please contact the Congressman’s Portland office at 503-231-2300.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am losing my home. Can Congressman Blumenauer help?
Congressman Blumenauer has a staff member who assists constituents with housing issues. This person can connect you to a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counselor and, if applicable, can connect you to a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-approved housing counselor or an appropriate federal agency.
I am a first time home buyer looking to purchase a home. Can Congressman Blumenauer help me find information about federal grants and loans?
Congressman Blumenauer’s office maintains a working relationship with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and can assist constituents who wish to receive information about HUD’s home-buying programs. In addition, Congressman Blumenauer’s office is in contact with local housing agencies and other federal agencies, for example, the VA or Agriculture Department that also provide useful services and education to first-time home buyers.
If you are at risk of delinquency or foreclosure:
Making Home Affordable or call (888) 995-HOPE
State of Oregon Foreclosure Help or call 2-1-1 or (1-800-SAFENET)
If you have been contacted by or are the victim of a foreclosure rescue scam:
Foreclosure Rescue Scams (FTC)
If you are trying to receive or are having problems with public housing:
Home Forward (also can help with Rent Assistance)
If you think you are being discriminated against and cannot receive housing:
If you are trying to determine if your loan is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac: