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Do you have a passion for policy or creating accessible housing for all?  We have a great opportunity for you to make an impact as the Director of Policy and Planning.  This role serves as an influential leader internally, at the state, regional, and national level in advocating for affordable housing.

In this position the Director of Policy and Planning is leveraging their communication skills to connect and influence constituents and stakeholders at every level by being values driven to align strategic priorities with the creation of thoughtful, user-friendly policy analysis and development that supports long-term planning.

As a senior member of leadership this position serves as both a support to internal operating groups in the development and implementation of policy as well as sitting at policy-setting tables to inform partners on affordable housing-related matters.

Some essential job functions of this position include:

  • Develop and oversee a comprehensive policy and planning function that advances the strategic priorities of Home Forward.
  • Collaborate with executive staff to lead the development of strategic and business planning activities; manage the ongoing reporting processes for such.
  • Oversee the development of the annual MTW plan and the annual MTW report for the agency. Serve as the primary point of contact with HUD for MTW-related matters.
  • Track the development and issuance of federal HUD, state and local policies, rules, and legislation relevant to Home Forward; provide assessment and analysis of potential impacts and advise senior management on implementation strategies as needed.
  • Participate as a member of Home Forward’s senior management team; support efforts to fulfill strategic and operational objectives, and advance the agency’s mission and values.

To see the full position description:  CLICK HERE.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
To protect the health of the community and employees, effective November 19, 2021, Home Forward requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption as a qualification of employment.

Home Forward provides wonderful and competitive benefits, including (please see the benefits tab for full details):

  • Generous medical, dental, vision, prescription, and mental health benefits.  Employees only need to cover 11% of the cost regardless of plan option!
  • Employer Sponsored Time Effective January 1, 2023, employees normally scheduled to work a full FTE (40 hours per week) are eligible for 2.5 hours of Employer Sponsored Time (EST) per week.  This will reduce the work week to 37.5 without a reduction in pay or accruals.
  • Long-Term Savings & Retirement is important for financial wellness and closing the wealth gap.  We contribute 12% into each employee’s PERS/OPSRP pension plan as well as contributing a $750 match to your deferred compensation/457b plan each year.
  • 16 Paid Holidays! Over three weeks in paid holidays, which includes 4-days of organizational rest.
  • Home Office & Internet Stipends We are a hybrid organization and set-up our folks for success!  Each new employee will receive a $250 home office set-up stipend, and $150 annually there-after.  Plus, we contribute to your internet expenses too.

This is a great opportunity to make an impact in your community, and establish a great career with an organization that cares about its employees.  Please apply today and visit our website at


Education & Experience Guidelines


Any combination of experience and education/training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Five (5) or more years of increasingly responsible managerial experience in organizational planning, general management, and policy development.


  • Bachelor’s degree with a focus strategic planning, affordable housing, public policy, economics, or other related field.


  • Nine (9) or more years of increasingly responsible managerial experience in organizational planning, general management, and policy development.


  • Masters degree in a related field.
  • Experience working with public policy.
  • Experience working with affordable housing or renter advocacy.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.

Combination of office setting and telework based in Oregon or Washington. Some travel needed to attend meetings or training.

Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in an office setting.

Vision sufficient to read and write on a computer, tablet, or phone screen.

Supervision Received and Exercised:
Receives executive direction from the Chief Executive Officer.  Provides general supervision to the Senior Policy Manager.