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Housing Advisory Commissions Seeking New Members

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Are you interested in influencing housing policies, strategies, and resources? PHB is now accepting applications for the Rental Services Commission (RSC) and the Fair Housing Advisory Committee (FHAC). Apply by July 10, 2022.

The Portland Housing Bureau is now accepting applications for two public advisory bodies, the Rental Services Commission (RSC) and the Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC).

The Housing Bureau is committed to building diverse advisory bodies in terms of race, ethnicity, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, education, and geographic identification. People who live, work, play, worship, conduct business, or attend school in the City of Portland are invited to apply. No prior advisory body experience is needed to apply, and relevant lived experience is valued. Training on advisory body functions and processes is provided. Translation, ASL interpretation, technology assistance, and other accessibility services can be made available as needed.

Rental Services Commission

The RSC is the primary public forum for the discussion of landlord-tenant housing regulation and programs in the City of Portland. The mission of the RSC is to advise the Director of PHB, the Housing Commissioner, and Portland City Council on issues related to landlord-tenant housing regulation and programs. Members are committed to meet monthly (currently via Zoom) for renewable terms of two years. If you are interested in advising PHB and City Council on a range of subjects involving the rental landscape in Portland, follow the link below to apply.

The deadline to apply is July 10, 2022.

Apply for the RSC

For questions or more information, please contact:
Christina Dirks

Fair Housing Advocacy Committee

FHAC is the primary public forum for the discussion of fair housing in Portland, Multnomah County, and Gresham. The Fair Housing Advocacy Committee (FHAC) is a strong advocate for the implementation of strategies that affirmatively further fair housing and hold the jurisdictional partners of Multnomah County accountable.

The committee is charged with developing a work plan that includes the review of data, the review and endorsement of best practices, the coordination of public information campaigns, the regular review of enforcement data, suggestion of policies for adoption by jurisdictions, and advocating for resources that will support effective approaches to furthering fair housing. If you are interested in advocating for more equity in housing, follow the link below to apply.

The deadline to apply is July 10, 2022.

Apply for FHAC

For questions and further information about FHAC, please contact:
Niki Luneclair


Christina Dirks (RSC)

RSC Staff Lead
phone number503-865-6663For questions, requests for accommodations, and submission of written public testimony to be read during the meeting.

Niki Luneclair (FHAC)

FHAC Staff Lead
Niki.Luneclair@portlandoregon.govQuestions, requests for accommodations, and public testimony