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Commissioner, City of Portland

Phone: 503-823-4151

Fax: 503-823-3036

1221 SW 4th Ave Ste 230, Portland, OR 97204

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PHAC Seeks New Members - Deadline: Friday, May 30 (Apr 17, 2014)

ORIGINAL RELEASE:

April 17, 2014

Contact: Jeff Selby, Interim Public Information Officer

503-823-3239, Jeff.Selby@portlandoregon.gov

Portland Housing Advisory Commission Seeks New Members

Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC), a volunteer public advisory body that advises Portland Housing Bureau’s Director, Housing Commissioner, and Portland City Council on a range of housing policy and program issues, seeks new members.

The mission of the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) is to focus community resources on the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland. We accomplish this with expertise and direction from the PHAC.

PHB looks to the PHAC to bring ideas, analysis and diverse perspectives to the table; to highlight opportunities for influence between the City’s housing system and other systems; and to provide an inclusive forum for public input on housing issues. The PHAC promotes improvements within PHB and the larger housing system, advises on issues of equity in access and outcomes for Portlanders in PHB programs, and increases the profile of PHB in the community. The PHAC functions as the PHB Budget Advisory Committee, satisfying local requirements for citizen participation in the City’s annual budget process. In this role, the PHAC assists in aligning PHB’s resources—including federal funds, local general fund, and the "Affordable Housing Set-aside" of tax increment funds generated through urban renewal—to PHB's mission. The PHAC also plays a role in federal regulatory compliance.

We encourage you to apply to be a member of the PHAC or a sub-committee. Please click here for the application or find it posted here, http://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/article/434287. Return the completed application to the Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI), who will forward your application to the PHB. Complete instructions are available on the form.

For more information, contact Daynelle Banks at daynelle.banks@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-3403.