Shannon Callahan, Bureau Director
Shannon Callahan joined the Portland Housing Bureau as an Assistant Director in 2017 and was appointed as the Director in Fall 2018. Under Shannon’s leadership, the Housing Bureau is dedicated to exceeding its promises to voters with Portland’s Housing Bond, collaborating with jurisdictional partners to integrate Supportive Housing units in our funded affordable housing developments, ensuring the City keeps its promises to the Black community as embodied in the North/Northeast Neighborhood Housing Strategy, and expanding bureau partnerships with culturally specific affordable housing and service providers.
Prior to joining the Housing Bureau, Shannon previously served as a Policy Director for the City of Portland. In this role, Shannon oversaw the development of significant housing policy and the creation of new resources for affordable housing, including the development of the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program, Portland’s Housing Bond, the establishment of a Construction Excise Tax, and the City’s first tenant protections. Prior to joining the City, Shannon worked as a Staff Attorney on consumer protection legislation and provided advice to tenants on landlord/tenant law. She earned a B.A. at Evergreen State College, and a J.D. from Lewis & Clark College of Law.
Molly Rogers, Deputy Director
Molly Rogers is the Deputy Director of the Portland Housing Bureau where she leads planning efforts for the Bureau’s key strategic priorities—Portland’s Housing Bond, the Metro Housing Bond, and the integration of Supportive Housing.
Prior to joining the Bureau in January 2019, Molly spent eight years at Home Forward, the largest affordable housing developer in Oregon. As Home Forward’s Director of Asset Management and Housing Policy, she was responsible for the financial, physical, operational, policy, and regulatory aspects of the agency’s 6,500-unit affordable housing, public housing, and commercial real estate portfolios, valued at $900M.
She has previously served as the Director of Asset Management at the Housing Development Center, worked on homelessness programs for the Cities of New York and Portland, was the first Executive Director for a nonprofit subsidiary of Columbia University, and launched a resident services program in Minnesota. Molly has a master's degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College in St. Paul, MN.
Leslie Goodlow, Business Operations Manager
Leslie Goodlow joined Portland Housing Bureau as the Business Operations Manager in September of 2012. Leslie held progressively responsible jobs with Multnomah County during her 20 years there. She began her career at the County as a Mental Health Consultant with the Partner’s Project a multi-jurisdictional demonstration grant funded by SAMHSA. She moved into management and participated in the development of Multnomah County’s capitated mental health plan – CAPCare.
In 1998 she took over the Child and Adolescent Mental Health direct service programs for the County. In this role, she partnered with school districts across the county, Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice to improve services and outcomes in mental health care for children. Her last position with the County was serving as the Senior Manager in charge of Coordination, Safety and Intake Services for the Developmental Disabilities Services Division, which also included business operations and information technology. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Grambling State University and a Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University.
She is very active in the community, most notably with the Portland Rose Festival Foundation, where she has been a board member since 1999 and served as President of the organization in 2007 for the Centennial Celebration. She is a member of the Portland Kaohsiung Sister City Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Leslie has a tremendous personal and professional commitment to the communities we serve at PHB.
PHB Management Team
For a list of programs and additional contacts, also see the PHB Program Directory.
|Department||Contact (click for email)||Phone|
|Administrative Services||Letimya Clayton||503-823-3489|
|Data & Analytics||Antoinette Pietka||503-823-2394|
|Development Incentives||Dory Van Bockel||503-823-4469|
|Finance, Accounting & Contract Services||Leslie Goodlow||503-823-4160|
|Homeowner Access & Retention||TBD||TBD|
|Housing Investment & Portfolio Preservation||Jill Chen||503-823-3339|
|Policy & Equity||Matthew Tschabold||503-823-3607|