Name: Jennifer Chang
District: East Portland
Where I live: Clackamas County
Jennifer brings a background in public health and eighteen years’ experience in nonprofit homeless service and healthcare agencies to promote housing opportunities for marginalized communities. She serves as PHB’s liaison to A Home for Everyone and the City/County Joint Office of Homeless Services. She also oversee the bureau’s Economic Opportunity Initiative through the Portland Development Commission for microenterprise and workforce development programs.
Why I serve as a community liaison:
Understanding the needs, perspectives, issues and effective practices in Portland’s diverse communities is essential to creating community-based, collaborative solutions. I look forward to using my role as a district liaison to learn from community members and shape more informed, inclusive housing policy and programming which advances racial equity and improves access to opportunities for low-income residents.