Commissioner Dan Saltzman and the Portland Housing Bureau have announced the appointment of six new members to the Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC). The volunteer public body is charged with advising the bureau, the Housing Commissioner, and Portland City Council on housing and homelessness policy, strategy and resource issues, as well as promoting improvements within the bureau and the larger housing system, highlighting opportunities for influence, and providing a forum for public input on housing issues.
The new additions to the commission include: Maxine Fitzpatrick, Executive Director/CEO of Portland Community Reinvestment Initiative, Inc.; Stephen Green, Assistant Vice-President & Market Manager at Albina Community Bank; Nate McCoy, Executive Director of the National Association of Minority Contractors—Oregon; Betty Dominguez, Director of Policy & Equity for Home Forward; Daniel Steffey, Affordable Housing Development Professional; And Cobi Jackson, Vice President and Community Development Officer for Oregon and Southwest Washington for Wells Fargo Bank.
“On behalf of the Housing Bureau and City Council, I’d like to welcome our new commissioners to PHAC. We deeply appreciate the willingness of these volunteers to serve,” said Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who oversees the Portland Housing Bureau. “PHAC’s members bring expertise from all parts of the housing system to the discussions that move housing policy in our city. This diversity of experience and perspectives is a tremendous asset to us as we develop programs and policies to serve the people of Portland.”
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PHAC welcomes the public to attend meetings, give testimony, or submit feedback. Meeting schedules, agendas, minutes, and other materials are available online here.