Board of Commissioners

To ensure accountability to the interests of our communities, Home Forward is governed by a nine-member citizen commission.

Volunteer Commissioners establish Home Forward policy, approve the annual budget, and hire the Executive Director. Four Commissioners represent the City of Portland, two represent the City of Gresham, two represent Multnomah County, and one, who participates in one of Home Forward’s housing programs, represents our residents and program participants. Commissioners are recommended from the area they serve, appointed by the Mayor of Portland, and approved by the Portland City Council. They serve four-year, renewable terms. There are currently two vacancies.

Damien Hall
Board Chair
Matthew Gebhardt
Vice Chair
Jenny Kim
Board Treasurer
TomiRene Hettman
Rakeem Washington
Vivian Satterfield
Dina DiNucci

meeting information

Attendance: Home Forward’s board meetings are open to the public — all are welcome.

Frequency: Once every month.

Date and Time: The third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 PM, via Zoom, until we announce our return to in-person meetings.

Location: Meetings are virtual with the link available in the agenda.

Meeting Materials: The agenda and documents related to the meeting are posted on this page the week before the meeting.

Work Session: The board also meets for a work session at 5:30 p.m. the Wednesday two weeks before a board meeting. Work sessions are held at Home Forward’s main offices, 135 SW Ash St., Portland, OR 97204 unless otherwise announced.


You may also send comments via letter or e-mail:

Home Forward Board of Commissioners c/o Home Forward

135 SW Ash Street Portland, Oregon 97204



January 2023 Board Packet

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