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Rental Services Commission

Recruitment Announcement

Applicants are encouraged to attend the March RSC meeting on March 19 from 2:30-5:00 at the Portland Housing Bureau (421 SW 6th Ave Suite 500) for a better sense of the Commission’s work!

Deadline for Applicants: April 5, 2019

Staff Liaison: Andrés Oswill, andres.oswill@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-2378

Purpose and Role of the Bureau and Advisory Body

The Commission consists of community representatives with expertise in fair housing, rent-regulated and market-rate rental housing, landlord/tenant law, property management, renter-owner advocacy, rental housing access, and or rental housing health & safety. It 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. The RSC’s mission is to advise the Director of the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB), the Housing Commissioner, and Portland City Council on issues related to landlord-tenant housing regulation and programs, and to provide a forum for public input on the rental housing market.

 RSC advises Council and the Bureau Director on:

  • Landlord-Tenant Policy Initiatives
  • Landlord-Tenant Regulation and Programs
  • Budget
  • Community Involvement

Eligibility

To be eligible for the RSC, members must live, play, worship, work or do business in the City of Portland.

Per City Code:

Membership shall take into account the socio-economic, gender, racial, ethnic, cultural, and geographic diversity of the City of Portland.

Membership shall achieve a balanced citizen-based perspective encompassing knowledge of fair housing, rent-regulated and market-rate rental housing, landlord-tenant law, property management, renter-owner advocacy, rental housing access, and rental housing health & safety.

Members shall not simultaneously serve on the PHAC and the RSC.

Total number of advisory seats: 13

Number of seats available: 1

Desired Attributes

  • You believe in the value of public participation in government process
  • You are an advocate for racial equity in housing
  • You are available to attend all meetings and participate in the discussions
  • You have experience, skills or perspective that can help the RSC be successful
  • You have experience (lived, profession, educational, or other), skills, or perspective that can help reach underrepresented communities and those not currently participating

    Terms & Time Commitment

  • Meeting take place on the third Tuesday of the month at the Portland Housing Bureau from 2:30-5pm
  • The selected member will serve the remainder of a 3 year term, with the possibility of being renewed for a full term.
  • Members are expected to prepare for meetings on their own time. Arrive ready to discuss meeting materials and agenda items.

Public Official Conflict of Interest Notice

Those selected to serve on this body will be legally considered public officials for the duration of their service. As such, they will be required to publicly disclose potential conflicts of interest. If potential conflicts of interest are not disclosed, individual members are subject to education or monetary sanctions from the Oregon Government Ethics Commission. Having potential conflicts of interest does not preclude you from serving on this body and may not impact your ability to participate fully on this body. Stakeholders often have potential conflicts of interest by the nature of having interest in the work. The Conflict of Interest Disclosure is included in the application. Please fill all conflicts of interest on your application.

Application Process

Applications are due April 5, 2019. Please complete the application and send it to AdvisoryBodies@PortlandOregon.gov. The application information you provide is public information.

Applicants are encouraged to attend the March RSC meeting on March 19 from 2:30-5:00 at the Portland Housing Bureau (421 SW 6th Ave Suite 500) for a better sense of the Commission’s work!

 Applicationhttps://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/725143 

To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison Andrés Oswill, andres.oswill@portlandoregon.gov, 503-823-2378

 Voluntary & Confidential Demographic Information

The City is committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity and uses provided demographic information to help ensure that advisory body appointments represent a broad cross-section of community. Your information will not be used during the recruitment nor the selection process. State and federal law prohibit use of this information to discriminate against you. The City will treat this information as confidential to the fullest extent allowed by law. Questions about this may be sent to AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov

 General Questions

For general questions about the Advisory Bodies program or recruitment process, please email AdvisoryBodies@Portlandoregon.gov.

 We Encourage You to Apply

We welcome you to browse our website to learn more about the bureau: www.portlandoregon.gov/phb

Applications are due April 5, 2019. Please complete the application and send it to AdvisoryBodies@PortlandOregon.gov. The application information you provide is public information, except the Confidential Demographic Information.

 Application: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/civic/article/725143

To talk with someone about this opportunity or to receive assistance completing the application, please contact the advisory body staff liaison Andrés Oswill, andres.oswill@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-2378.