Board of Commissioners
To ensure accountability to the interests of our communities, Home Forward is governed by a nine-member citizen commission.
Volunteer Commissioners establish Home Forward policy, approve the annual budget, and hire the Executive Director. Four Commissioners represent the City of Portland, two represent the City of Gresham, two represent Multnomah County, and one, who participates in one of Home Forward’s housing programs, represents our residents and program participants. Commissioners are recommended from the area they serve, appointed by the Mayor of Portland, and approved by the Portland City Council. They serve four-year, renewable terms. There are currently three vacancies.
Attendance: Home Forward’s board meetings are open to the public — all are welcome.
Frequency: Once every month.
Date and Time: The third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM, via Zoom, until we announce our return to in-person meetings.
Location: Meetings are virtual with the link available in the agenda.
Meeting Materials: The agenda and documents related to the meeting are posted on this page the week before the meeting.
Work Session: The Board also meets for a work session, quarterly at noon on the first Thursday in February, May, September and November. Work sessions are held at Home Forward’s main offices, 135 SW Ash St., Portland, OR 97204 unless otherwise announced.
You may send comments via letter or e-mail to:
Home Forward Board of Commissioners c/o Home Forward
135 SW Ash Street Portland, Oregon 97204
Or you may participate in the “Public Comment” portion of monthly board meetings. Please read the guidelines for public comment.
Past Meeting Records
Records of Home Forward’s Board of Commissioners meetings are freely available to the public, here.
Meeting records before 2018 can be accessed via a public records request.