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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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Portland Housing Bureau Announces 2014 NOFA Awardees

The Portland Housing Bureau announces the 2014 awardees of City funds to develop affordable rental housing.

Portland  –  The Portland Housing Bureau is pleased to announce the awardees of City funds to develop affordable rental housing.

In May 2014, the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) issued the 2014 Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) On June 23, 2014, PHB received 14 proposals requesting $42.8 million in financial assistance. PHB Director Traci Manning expressed: "It was a challenging process. We received excellent proposals to provide quality affordable housing at a time when rents in Portland are increasing rapidly. Unfortunately with limited resources we were forced to select only a few."

Click here for the full list of awardees.

Clackamas County Seeks Human Services Manager

Clackamas County seeks an experienced Human Services Manager to manage the Volunteer Connection program within the Social Services Division of the Health, Housing and Human Services Department. 

Volunteer Connection is the focal point for volunteer involvement within Clackamas County, working with over 200 partner organizations to enhance the quality of life in our community.  This position is responsible for planning and coordinating a range of diverse services for a broadly defined population, developing and implementing long range plans, and supervising program activities through subordinate staff. 

The most qualified candidates will demonstrate prior experience managing social services programs that rely on volunteers as well as fostering effective relationships with partner agencies.

Access the complete application online at

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.