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 or use the contact form on our website.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am losing my home. Can Congressman Blumenauer help?
Yes. 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, escalate your case with the appropriate 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?
Yes. 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 money-lending institutions 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: