Home Forward

Ivory Mathews, Executive Director
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

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...
2.7.23 Members Making News
From the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services' news bulletin: In 2017, Home Forward began testing its Portland public housing buildings for radon to prepare for a major rehabilitation project. The agency discovered some buildings had elevated levels of radon, but guidance...
9.15.22 Members Making News
Last month, Bloomberg compiled stories from ten women about what their decisions to terminate their pregnancies meant for them and how the Supreme Court’s Dobbs Decision will affect women’s abilities to make choices about their lives. CLPHA Board Member Ivory Mathews, executive director of Home...
7.19.22 Members Making News
From Home Forward's press release: Home Forward’s recent investment in its rent assistance program aimed at decreasing tenant rents and improving housing searches for thousands of families assisted with a Housing Choice Voucher in privately-owned rental housing. This change increases “payment...
5.4.22 CLPHA Member Update
CLPHA is pleased to announce that during its April 2022 board meeting, four new public housing authority (PHA) executive directors were appointed to CLPHA’s board: Janet Abrahams, President & CEO, Housing Authority of Baltimore City Vivian Brady-Phillips, Executive Director, Jersey City...
2.9.22 Members Making News
Three CLPHA member housing authorities have named new executive directors: New York City Mayor Eric Adams has appointed Adolfo Carrión Jr. to serve as commissioner of the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. Carrión Jr. is the CEO and founder of Metro Futures LLC, a real...
1.26.22 Members Making News, Awards/Grants
In November 2020, the Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) was awarded a grant from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy to help our public housing authority (PHA) members better protect and serve vulnerable populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. CLPHA conducted a competitive...
9.9.21 Members Making News
Home Forward Executive Director Michael Buonocore recently announced his intention to resign from the housing authority effective February 2022 in order to focus on creative pursuits, including book writing and podcasting. Michael became Home Forward’s executive director in...
2.9.21 Awards/Grants, Press Release
Grants will help PHA residents with immediate and locally defined needs exacerbated by COVID-19    Washington, D.C. (February 9, 2021) -- The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) is pleased to announce the ten recipients of its COVID Resident Support Grants. The...
1.8.20 Members Making News
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the...

Job Openings

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Home Forward is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to establish an in-house legal team to assist with strategic and operational objectives that infuse mission, values, and anti-racist approaches into legal analysis and representation.  This position collaborates with key stakeholders, including Home...
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Posted on 3.10.23
Applications due by 3.20.23
Do you have a passion for policy or creating accessible housing for all?  We have a great opportunity for you to make an impact as the Director of Policy and Planning.  This role serves as an influential leader internally, at the state, regional, and national level in advocating for affordable...
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Posted on 3.1.23
Applications due by 3.5.23
Home Forward is seeking a limited duration Compensation and Classification Analyst to support Home Forward’s strategic and operational objectives by coordinating Home Forward’s largest compensation analysis and restructuring initiative while also meeting routine analysis and project needs.  This...
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Posted on 9.1.22
Applications due by 9.15.22
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Posted on 9.1.22
Applications due by 9.15.22
  Home Forward is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst position to support our strategic and operational objectives in the following ways: To design, coordinate and provide sophisticated financial analysis of plans, programs, and  decisions for the Senior Management Team on a broad range of Home...
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Posted on 8.22.22
Applications due by 9.6.22
Home Forward is seeking an Assistant Controller to support Home Forward's strategic and operational objectives in the following way: To manage, supervise and coordinate the accounting and financial activities and operations for the Home Forward including the design, selection and application of...
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Posted on 8.12.22
Applications due by 8.22.22

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