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

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...
2.14.19 Members Making News
Congratulations to the 60 CLPHA members  who received grants through HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program! FSS grants help PHAs hire service coordinators who  connect residents with local programs and services. In HUD’s press release announcing the awards, Secretary...
12.13.18 Members Making News, Awards/Grants
On December 11, HUD announced a second round of awards for the Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) program, awarding an additional 424 vouchers. This announcement comes after HUD’s first round of awards in October of over 4,000 vouchers. Congratulations to CLPHA members who...
11.29.18 Members Making News, Awards/Grants, Announcements
On November 21, HUD announced awards for the Family Unification Program (FUP), a partnership between PHAs and child welfare agencies that provides housing assistance to foster youth at risk of homelessness and families whose lack of housing is a reason for their child’s foster care...

Job Openings

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Home Forward is seeking an Equity Manager.  The Equity Manager will guide, develop, and deliver organizational programs, education, and resource development.  They will serve as a key stakeholder in racial equity work to people inside and outside the organization, and will be in direct support of...
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Posted on 5.20.22
Applications due by 6.5.22
Home Forward is currently seeking an Applications Support Analyst is an integral position in Home Forward’s Application Team supporting our application users and assisting the team with delivering solutions to our staff, residents, and program participants.  The position supports Home Forward in...
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Posted on 5.17.22
Applications due by 5.31.22
The Senior Policy Manager position supports Home Forward’s strategic and operational objectives in the following way: responsible for facilitating the implementation of major policy initiatives in a way that centers the voices and expertise of the people Home Forward serves and Home Forward staff....
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Posted on 5.13.22
Applications due by 5.31.22
Home Forward is currently seeking a Property Manager for our Humboldt Gardens property to work in collaboration with our Property Management staff, residents, and other organizational stakeholders. Humboldt Gardens is a community in the Humboldt neighborhood featuring a combination of 130 flats,...
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Posted on 1.10.22
The Development Finance Manager position supports Home Forward's strategic and operational objectives by leading all finance-related tasks on assigned affordable housing efforts, assuming total responsibility for their appropriate delegation and their timely and successful completion. This position...
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Posted on 1.10.22

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