Resident Advisory Committee

Join the Resident Advisory Committee - Applications Being Accepted Now!

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve your community, gain volunteer experience, and share your voice? The Resident Advisory Committee is recruiting new members.

Applications are due June 1, 2016. Interviews for potential members will be held in June 2016 and newly appointed committee members will begin their terms in late July.

Please click on the below materials for more information. If you are not able to print these documents and the application please call 503-802-8508 or e-mail to ask for printouts to be mailed to you.

All members of the Home Forward community have a voice in major policy decisions through the Resident Advisory Committee.

When Home Forward looks at big decisions that may impact a large part of our community, we want to hear from the people who participate in our different housing programs. The job of the Resident Advisory Committee is to be that voice. The committee is made up of 10-20 volunteers who either live in a Home Forward apartment or participate in our Section 8 program.

The committee holds at least four public meetings every year, and reports the results of their work to Home Forward’s Board of Commissioners. The Resident Commissioner of the Board also co-chairs the advisory committee.

The committee is not involved in specific building maintenance, operations or staffing issues, or resident disputes. This allows the committee to be inclusive of the opinions and experiences of the entire Home Forward community.

Meeting Schedule

Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m at rotating locations. Guests who would like to give public comment are asked to arrive promptly and sign in with a staff member.  Meeting sites are accessible, and persons with disabilities may call 503.802.8508 or 503.802.8554 (TTY) to request accommodations (e.g. assisted listening devices, sign language, and/or oral interpreter) at least three business days before the scheduled meeting. Only service animals are welcome to public meetings.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Maple Mallory
3800 NE Mallory Ave
Portland, OR   97212

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Humboldt Gardens
5033 N Vancouver Ave
Portland, OR   97217 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Peaceful Villa
2835 SE 47th Ave
Portland, OR   97206

For more information on the committee or upcoming meetings, contact Pamela Kambur at 503.802.8508 or