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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.
Lend Your Voice to Help Others
We are looking for new members for the committee to serve two-year terms. Please consider volunteering to be a part of this diverse group. Applications need to be received by April 15, 2015 for the current openings. Click on the links below for the application and more information on the committee.
- Membership application (pdf)
- Background information on what's involved in being a committee member (pdf)
- FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) on the committee (pdf)
- Flyer on the recruitment (pdf)
The next public meeting of the Resident Advisory Committee is Tuesday, April 28. The meeting will be held in the community room at our Maple Mallory apartments, located at 3900 NE Mallory Ave., Portland, 97212. 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.