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Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

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

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PHB hiring an Engagement & Policy Coordinator!

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) is looking for a member of the leadership team to facilitate the planning and implementation of the Bureau’s engagement with the community and PHB’s community based partners, so that the community’s experience and needs inform all of our policies and practices. The Engagement and Policy Coordinator will also assist in the Bureau’s planning, development, and implementation of policy that guides Bureau investments, and links housing to the work of the City, other jurisdictions, and our community. In all areas the work is formed by a recognition of and commitment to removal of the systemic barriers to opportunity related to race and disability.
This position reports to the Bureau Director, and will develop methods and processes and be a resource for staff in public engagement that meaningfully informs our work and will lead the Bureau in accountability back to the community about that work.   The Engagement and Policy Coordinator will have responsibility for advancement of equity in all work as part of the Bureau’s leadership team and will facilitate the work of PHB cross functional groups and manage projects that relate policy to program delivery. The Engagement and Policy Coordinator works closely with the Data and Research Sr. Analyst to ensure Bureau policy is responsive to current best practices and relevant and current data.

Finally, the Portland Housing Bureau does our work as part of the public sector. PHB strives to excel in transparency and accountability. The Engagement and Policy Coordinator will have an understanding of governance processes and a healthy respect for and humility about the role of government in facilitating the needs of the community.

Go to the City's website to apply, closes September 8.

MRG Foundation is Hiring a Major Gifts Director

 McKenzie River Gathering (MRG) Foundation is looking for a dynamic and collaborative Major Gifts Director to lead and grow MRG's major donor program. The ideal candidate has a strong background in fundraising, is passionate about the power of social justice philanthropy, and is excited to significantly expand a diverse base of major donors who invest in MRG's work.

If this sounds like you (or someone you know), the full job description and instructions on how to apply can be found here. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For best consideration, apply by Friday, August 1st. 

N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy

Go to this page or click the tab to learn more about  the $20 million financing initiative in North/Northeast Portland over the next five years. The effort is focused in the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area in response to the community’s well documented need for affordable housing and other investments in neighborhoods most impacted by displacement.

NWPP Job Announcement

Northwest Pilot Project has a job opening for a Housing Specialist.  They are seeking an energetic, compassionate, professional individual with a minimum of one year’s experience working directly with homeless, elderly, disabled, substance-addicted, or mentally ill adults.  Knowledge of low cost housing options and bilingual Spanish/English preferred.

Please see the job announcement for details on the position and how to apply.

Deadline for submissions is July 25, 2014

Welcome New PHAC Members

Welcome New PHAC Members

Commissioner Saltzman and the Portland Housing Bureau would like to welcome the new members of the Portland Housing Advisory Commission. “The mission of the PHAC is to advise the Director of the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), the Housing Commissioner, and the Portland City Council on housing and homelessness policy, strategy, and resource issues, promote improvements within the Portland Housing Bureau and the larger housing system, highlight opportunities for influence between the City housing system and other systems, as well as provide a forum for public input on housing and homelessness issues.”


Current PHAC members are:


Executive Committee

Jesse Beason

Deborah Imse

Marc Jolin

Amy Anderson - New Member

Andrew Colas

Bill Gentile - New Member

Colin Rowan

Dike Dame - New Member

Elisa Harrigan

Jean DeMaster - New Member

Rey España

Sarah Zahn

Tom Brenneke - New Member

Wayne Miya - New Member

We deeply appreciate the willingness of these volunteers to serve. PHAC welcomes the public to attend meetings, give testimony, or submit feedback. PHAC’s meeting schedule, agendas, minutes, and other materials are available at PHAC members serve up to two 2 year terms. PHAC has an additional opening and we look forward in the coming year to engaging with communities that PHB strives to better serve, engage with their leaders, and identify people who can represent those communities on PHAC in the near future.

Traci Manning, Director

Portland Housing Bureau