The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee multijurisdictional committee is comprised of up to 19 individuals ranging from housing consumers to housing industry experts.
Each jurisdiction and organization is allotted the following number of committee seats: the City of Portland four (4) seats, Multnomah County four (4) seats and the City of Gresham three (3) seats. Home Forward has one (1) seat. Up to six (6) members will be at-large and will be recommended by the identified community-based organizations listed in the organizational chart or other organizations that serve or support impacted populations. While the committee reserves the right to reject an at-large recommendation, the committee members recommended by the participating organizations, are presumed to be accepted. If a member resigns FHAC may choose another organization to participate and that organization would choose the person to represent them. The at-large organizations can include, but are not limited to, the following; the Coalition of Communities of Color, the Center for Intercultural Organizing, the Portland Commission on Disability, Legal Aid Services of Oregon and the Fair Housing Council of Oregon.
All nominations should be made to assure inclusion of a broad spectrum of protected classes, housing consumers and housing industry perspectives. If these organizations are already represented in a jurisdiction seat they will not necessarily be assigned an additional seat.
The FHAC committee description is currently under review for possible revisions.
Many thanks to individuals that volunteer their time and talent to participate in the Fair Housing Advocacy Committee.