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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.
The next public meeting of the Resident Advisory Committee is Tuesday, February 24. The agenda will focus on Home Forward's Neighbor to Neighbor grant program and changes to the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) payment standards designed to make more areas of the community affordable to program participants.
The meeting will be held in Northeast Portland in the basement conference room at our Hollywood East apartment community, located at 1605 NE 45th Ave. Meetings begin at 6:00 p.m. 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 503.802.8492 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.