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Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

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Portland Housing Bureau Seeks Members for Two Public Advisory Bodies

The Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) is seeking between seven and 11 volunteers to form a Renter-Owner Services Advisory Commission (ROSAC), announced today by Mayor Wheeler.

“Public input is essential to ensure we create a system that is functional, equitable and affordable, said Mayor Wheeler. “The Renter-Owner Services Advisory Commission will serve as the primary public forum for discussion of rental housing law and regulation, and renter-owner programs and services in the City of Portland.”

ROSAC members are expected to have 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. The ROSAC will meet every other month beginning this fall. Click here to access the ROSAC application or find it online at www.portlandoregon.gov/PHB/ROSAC.

The existing Portland Housing Advisory Commission (PHAC) is also seeking new members. The PHAC advises PHB’s Director, the Housing Commissioner, and Portland City Council on a range of housing policy and program issues to promote improvements within PHB and the larger housing system, advise on issues of equity in access and outcomes for Portlanders in PHB programs, and assist in aligning PHB’s resources and mission during the annual budget process.

The PHAC meets monthly. Members are expected to have expertise in housing policy and planning, affordable housing financing and development, budget oversight and analysis, resource development to maintain and expand the supply and availability of affordable housing, program development and evaluation, public-private partnership development, and community and intergovernmental relations.

Click here to access the PHAC application or find it online at www.portlandoregon.gov/phb/PHAC. Applications for both commissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, contact Victoria James at Victoria.james@portlandoregon.gov or (503) 823-3403.