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Building the Bench – how do we create a stronger future for the affordable housing workforce

September 28 @ 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm UTC+7

Session Description: Affordable housing nonprofits are struggling to recruit and retain staff. The challenge, and opportunity, is to build our industry’s workforce, in both urban and rural communities, with a more diverse workforce that better reflects the people our industry exists to serve. The panelists will share the issues we’re trying to solve, what our needs are, and examine a few existing programs in other states we can learn from. From there, a facilitated conversation with the audience will explore your ideas for next steps we can act upon collectively as an industry. How might we develop a statewide program providing a critical pathway for students to pursue professional positions in the affordable housing field while simultaneously developing qualified candidates for the field.

Presenters: Traci Manning, Executive Director, Housing Development Center

Julie Gibson, Barry Menashe Family Executive Dir. Center of Real Estate, Portland State University 

Kymberly Horner, Executive Director, Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI)

Nathan Teske, Executive Officer, Bienestar 

Kimie Ueoka, Capacity Building Analyst, Affordable Rental Housing, Oregon Housing & Community Services


September 28
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm UTC+7
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