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We offer a variety of career paths in a hybrid work environment.

Here are answers to some of the questions people often ask when they are interested in working at Home Forward.

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Home Forward is the largest provider of affordable housing in Portland and operates the Housing Choice Voucher Program in Multnomah County.

Home Forward is a public corporation. We contract with the federal government to administer housing programs. We operate independently with our own Board of Commissioners, like the Port of Portland.

Home Forward has many properties around Multnomah County. New Market West, at 135 SW Ash St., is our primary office headquarters. Hollywood East, at 1605 NE 45th Ave., is the headquarters of our Property Management Department. Home Forward serves the City of Portland, Multnomah County, the City of Gresham, and other communities in East Multnomah County. Portland, Multnomah County, and Gresham each appoint commissioners to our board, and we work very closely with our jurisdictional partners on housing policy and programs.

Forward released a formal Equity Statement in October, 2021, which recognizes our past, addresses our current work around racial equity, and states our commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. It was composed by our Equity Team over the course of 2020 and adopted in 2021 to provide a framework for the agency’s equity agenda.

The collective bargaining units at Home Forwards are AFSCME and several of trades unions.

At Home Forward, many positions allow the opportunity for a hybrid workplace, in the office and remote, and/or an alternative schedule which is different than the standard Monday-Friday 8-hour work week.

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Attention residents

As some of you may have heard, on August 20th 2023 the Portland Water Bureau’s regular testing of water quality detected small amounts of the bacteria Cryptosporidium. Since learning of this, Home Forward staff has been in contact with the Portland Water Bureau.

We have been assured that healthy individuals can and should continue using water as normal.

If you are immunocompromised or are taking an immunosuppressive drug, you can kill any potential cryptosporidium bacteria by boiling your water for 1 minute before consuming.

  • If you are boiling the water to drink, let the water cool.
  • Iodine and Chlorine do not kill this bacteria, and to treat for potential bacteria you should boil the water.
  • If you have questions please reach out to your property manager or resident services coordinator.

Please visit the Center for Disease Control website to get additional information.