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Home Forward is the largest housing authority in Oregon. It’s also one of the original HUD designated “Moving to Work” agencies, and has partnerships with over 100 community organizations. Here is other general information as of 2022.


$192.6 million represents rent assistance payments made directly to landlords on behalf of Home Forward participants.

8,512 rent assistance only
3,949 affordable housing + rent assistance
1,896 unassisted affordable housing
1,169 short term assistance, special needs, etc.

Tenant based vouchers (5,844)
Project based vouchers (4,653)
Emergency Housing Vouchers (476)
Single Room Occupancy (117)
Family Unification Program (221)
Mainstream (131)
VASH (735)

Portland Housing Bond
Metro Regional Affordable Housing Bond

6,500 affordable homes
110 properties

Preserved 1,744 homes through major renovation
596 units currently under construction (anticipated completion by 2023)
880 units with construction starts in 2023 and 2024
165 Permanent Supportive Housing units under construction or in the pipeline


The Louisa Flowers
Opened 11/2019
240 units (studio, 1, 2br)
Unsubsidized units – households < 60% AMI
Subsidized units – households < 30% AMI
Managed by Affinity Property Management
YWCA Supportive Housing Services 

Racial equity
Policy reform
Staff compensation
Resident services
Eviction prevention
Strategic Planning

Accounting and Finance
Asset Management
Contracting and Procurement
Development and Community Revitalization
Integrated Facilities Services and Safety
Property Management
Public Relations
Rent Assistance
Resident and Community Services

Full-time – 296 (up to 342)
Part-time – 8
Interns – 1
Directors – 20
Managers – 70
Supervisors – 17
Union-represented – 216

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