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The City of Portland, Oregon

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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Executive Leadership and Management Team

Shannon Callahan, Bureau Director

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Shannon joined the Housing Bureau as Assistant Director in 2017, and now serves as its Director. Prior to joining the Portland Housing Bureau, Shannon served as a Policy Director for the City of Portland. In this role she oversaw the development of the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program, Portland’s Housing Bond, and City’s first tenant protections.

In addition to her housing work for the City, she worked on wide ranging initiatives including payday loan regulations including creating a one-stop service center for domestic violence victims (now known as the Gateway Center), and redesign of the Fire and Police Disability and Pension System.

Prior to joining the City, Callahan worked as a staff attorney on consumer protection legislation and provided advice to tenants on landlord/tenant law. She is a community college graduate, earned a B.A. at Evergreen State College, and a J.D. from Lewis & Clark College of Law.

Matthew Tschabold, Assistant Director

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Matthew Tschabold is the Assistant Director for Strategy and Policy for the Portland Housing Bureau. In this position he has taken a lead role in the transformation of the bureau from an urban renewal housing agency to a citywide affordable housing institution; managed the development of an annual state of housing report on indicators of the housing market and affordability, as well as the city’s progress in reaching affordable housing policy and program goals; led an increase in the 20-year revenue forecast by $500 million dollars through new urban renewal, tax, and bond revenue; established a preference policy for access to programs for historic victims of urban renewal actions; managed the development of the city’s first mandatory inclusionary housing program; as well as led other policy initiatives.

Prior to the Housing Bureau, Matthew’s background in urban policy, public finance, and governance includes work with the State of Oregon, governments and institutions of Cambodia and Macedonia, New York University's Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, the City of New York, and the United States Peace Corps.

Leslie Goodlow, Business Operations Manager

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Photo of Leslie GoodwinLeslie Goodlow joined Portland Housing Bureau as the Business Operations Manager in September of 2012. Leslie held progressively responsible jobs with Multnomah County during her 20 years there. She began her career at the County as a Mental Health Consultant with the Partner’s Project a multi-jurisdictional demonstration grant funded by SAMHSA. She moved into management and participated in the development of Multnomah County’s capitated mental health plan – CAPCare.

In 1998 she took over the Child and Adolescent Mental Health direct service programs for the County. In this role, she partnered with school districts across the county, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice to improve services and outcomes in mental health care for children. Her last position with the County was serving as the Senior Manager in charge of Coordination, Safety and Intake Services for the Developmental Disabilities Services Division, which also included business operations and information technology. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Grambling State University and a Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University.

She is very active in the community, most notably with the Portland Rose Festival Foundation, where she has been a board member since 1999 and served as President of the organization in 2007 for the Centennial Celebration. She is a member of the Portland Kaohsiung Sister City Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Leslie has a tremendous personal and professional commitment to the communities we serve at PHB.


Management Team

Letimya Clayton, Administrative Services

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Martha Calhoon, Communications

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Michelle DePass, Community Engagement

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Karl Dinkelspiel, Affordable Housing Programs

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Mike Johnson, Finance, Accounting & Contract Service

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Dana Ingram, Homeowner Access & Retention

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Antoinette Pietka, Business Analysis, Research & Information Technology

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Dory Van Bockel, Development Incentives

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