Home Forward

Ivory Mathews, CEO
135 SW Ash Street
Portland, OR
(503) 802-8300
(503) 802-8312
MTW Agency

By The numbers

Public Housing Units 436
Vouchers 11882
Total Units 12318

Latest News

7.10.24 Members Making News
In mid-June, CLPHA members from around the country gathered in bucolic Portland, OR for our 2024 Summer Meeting, hosted by Home Forward. Our gracious hosts highlighted their vibrant communities, impactful programs, and successful innovations throughout three days of events and conference sessions...
3.28.24 CLPHA Member Update, To The Point Podcast
Home Forward CEO Ivory Mathews joined To The Point host Jeffery K. Patterson for a conversation about the Reimagining Home Forward Initiative. Ivory discusses how the initative addresses systemic racism by "calling up, calling out" racial injustices in Home Forward's history and is forging an...
11.7.23 Members Making News
From Home Forward's press release: Home Forward and partners celebrated completion of Phase 1 of the Dekum Court Apartments redevelopment in the Concordia neighborhood of Northeast Portland today. Originally built in 1972, Dekum Court will house at least 360 residents across 187 homes when...
7.11.23 Members Making News
From Home Forward's press release: Home Forward, in partnership with Urban League of Portland, celebrated the groundbreaking of the Fairfield Apartments in downtown Portland on June 29. Fairfield Apartments will be a permanent supportive housing development for people exiting chronic...
4.28.23 Members Making News
This week, the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading announced 2023 Public Housing Communities Honor Roll. The honorees employ strategies and tactics that leverage the resources of public housing agencies and organizations to advance seamless systems of coordinated and aligned care, services and...
4.18.23 CLPHA Member Update, Members Making News
18 Members Invited to Accept Stability Voucher Awards Today, HUD announced a second round of CoC grants and Stability Vouchers to communities to address unsheltered homelessness, adding to the first set of grant awards announced in February. The awards include $171.2 million in grants for 115...
4.18.23 Members Making News
From The Oregonian: Charles Coleman was living out of his car and paying for a membership at an inexpensive gym to simply access a shower before he was approved for a place at the new Hattie Redmond Apartments in North Portland. He was among the first residents who moved in when the new...
4.4.23 Members Making News
From the State of Oregon's press release: On her first full day in office, Governor Tina Kotek signed an executive order that set an ambitious housing production goal of 36,000 homes per year and established a council of leaders charged with developing an action plan to meet the new...
3.29.23 Members Making News
CLPHA is pleased to announce that 15 of our members received a combined more than $4 million in grants from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that will help bridge the digital divide for their communities!  Earlier this month, the FCC announced funding...
Wednesday, March 8 | 1:00 p.m. ET Special Purpose Vouchers can be used strategically as part of a community’s plan to end homelessness. Tomorrow's webinar hosted by the Corporation for Supportive Housing (CSH) will review all Special Purpose Voucher Programs and new resources like the...

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