Skip to Main Content View Text-Only

The City of Portland, Oregon

Community & Civic Life

Promote the common good

Main: 503-823-4519

City/County Info: 503-823-4000

TDD: 503-823-6868

1221 SW 4th Ave, Suite 110, Portland, OR 97204

Notifications

  • News, updates, and events from Office of Community & Civic Life and Civic Life's nonprofit partners
  • Opportunities to influence government decisions

Click here to learn how to subscribe


Metro is recruiting for Committee on Racial Equity

The Committee on Racial Equity helps Metro decision makers center communities of color in the development of new policies, programs and investments. Its members advise on issues spanning housing, transportation, land use, waste management and other areas.

Do you have lived or professional experience breaking down barriers that keep people of color from thriving in greater Portland?

If so, we need you. Metro is recruiting multiple seats for the Committee On Racial Equity. The committee helps Metro decision makers center communities of color in the development of new policies, programs and investments. Its members advise on issues spanning housing, transportation, land use, waste management and other areas.

The committee’s goals are to increase the access that people of color have to Metro’s spaces and services, and to keep Metro accountable to its Strategic Plan to Advance Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Adopted in 2016, the Strategic Plan seeks to address obstacles that keep people of color from achieving equitable outcomes in areas where Metro has control and influence.

There are many benefits to being a CORE member. For example, you’ll receive a stipend for doing work that makes a real difference for people of color, and free childcare and catering are provided at all committee meetings. But perhaps most significantly, you’ll have the chance to forge relationships with other community leaders, like co-chairs Dele Oyemaja, from the Training Partnership at SEIU 503, and Accessibility Specialist Patricia Kepler from Portland Community College.

To learn more about CORE membership, including how to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/joinCORE. Applications are due Friday, September 20th.

Diverse voices will make our region strong. Add yours.

Portland Housing Bureau September 2019 Public Meetings

Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC), Rental Services Commission (RSC), and N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Oversight Committee meetings

Upcoming Public Meetings

September 2019


 

September 3: Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC)

Date: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Budget concept submittals and discussion; (2) bicycle parking proposal discussion; and (3) progress on supportive housing.

The Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) serves as the primary public forum for the discussion of affordable housing policy and programming for the City of Portland. PHAC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/PHAC. Click here to sign up for the Portland Housing Advisory Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.


 

September 4: Rental Services Commission Executive Committee

Date: Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topic for discussion: (1) RSC workplan

The Rental Services Commission Executive Committee meetings are open to the public; however, we ask public testimony be saved for the full RSC meetings. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.


 

September 17: Rental Services Commission (RSC)

Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Time: 2:30 - 5:00 pm
Location: Portland Housing Bureau
421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500
Portland, OR 97204

Topics for discussion: (1) Operating Procedures; (2) Budget Discussion; (3) Application and Screening Process; and (4) Security Deposits.

The Rental Services Commission (RSC) serves as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland. RSC meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. Agendas and meeting materials will be posted online here. For more information, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/RSC. Click here to sign up for the Rental Services Commission email list to receive meeting notices and related updates.


 

September 19: N/NE Neighborhood Housing Strategy Oversight Committee

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Location: New Song Community Church (Atrium)
2511 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, OR 97212

Topics for discussion will follow in a separate notice.

Oversight committee meetings are open to the public and public testimony is invited. For more information, visit https://www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/74485.


 

It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any city program, service, or activity on the grounds of race, color, national origin, disability, or other protected class status. Adhering to Civil Rights Title VI and ADA Title II civil rights laws, the City of Portland ensures meaningful access to city programs, services, and activities by reasonably providing: translation and interpretation, modifications, accommodations, alternative formats, and auxiliary aids and services. To request these services, 503-823-2375, City TTY 503-823-6868, Relay Service: 711.