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Resident Advisory Committee
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.
Join the Committee
Recruiting is underway now for up to 12 new members. We encourage anyone who participates in a Home Forward program or lives in a Home Forward apartment community to apply. To ensure membership reflects the diversity of our resident population, we hope that those applying this year include people of color, people with disabilities, and members of working families.
Here's how to apply:
- Click here to get the application.
- You can fill out the application electronically or print it and fill it out by hand.
- There are two ways to send us your completed application. Email it to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by U.S. mail to: Pamela Kambur, Home Forward, 135 SW Ash St., Portland, OR 97204.
The next Resident Advisory Committee public meeting will be held Tuesday, November 26 at Humboldt Gardens located at 5033 N. Vancouver Ave., Portland. The meeting will begin at 6:00 pm. Guests who would like to give public comment are asked to arrive promptly and sign in with a staff member.
The meeting site is accessible, and persons with disabilities may call 503.802.8492 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.
For more information, call Pamela Kambur at 503.802.8508.