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Meeting Agenda

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12

12:00 – 1:30 P.M. Lunch

Boxed lunches will be available for attendees prior to the bus tour.

1:00-4:00 P.M. BUS TOUR OF HOME FORWARD COMMUNITIES

Home Forward will take attendees on a bus tour of several Home Forward communities around Portland, including permanent supportive housing sites, ongoing construction projects, project-based rental assistance properties, traditional public housing, and more.

5:00 P.M. CLPHA RECEPTION

Held at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

8:00 A.M. BREAKFAST

8:45 A.M. WELCOME

  • Ivory N. Mathews, CLPHA Board Member and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Home Forward
  • Mathew Gebhardt, Board Chair, Home Forward

 

9:00 A.M. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

  • Governor Tina Kotek, Oregon
  • Senator Kayse Jama, District 24, Oregon State Senate

 

9:45 A.M. BREAK

10:00 A.M. GUEST SPEAKERS

  • Andrew J. Lofton, Northwest Regional Administrator for Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • Bryan Guiney, Oregon Field Office Director, HUD

10:30 A.M. RIPPLES OF HOPE

CLPHA members share news celebrating positive developments and impacts that housing authorities have in their communities.   

 

11:00 A.M. BOARD REPORT

Jeffery K. Patterson, President, CLPHA and CEO, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

  • WASHINGTON UPDATE

Sunia Zaterman, Executive Director, CLPHA

  • CLPHA COMMITTEE UPDATES

Updates on CLPHA board committee meetings and activities.

11:30 A.M. MEMBER DISCUSSION

CLPHA will provide updates from Washington and lead a member discussion on topics including:

  • FY25 Appropriations
  • NSPIRE
  • HIP
  • FMRs
  • BABA

 

12:00 P.M.  LUNCH

1:15 P.M. Advancing WAGE EQUITY FOR PHA Staff

As stewards of public funds, PHAs play a pivotal role in ensuring access to safe, affordable housing for vulnerable populations. However, disparities in employee pay can hinder organizational effectiveness, employee morale, and ultimately, the delivery of vital services to those in need. This cutting-edge panel discussion will provide valuable insights and actionable strategies for advancing pay equity and fostering a more inclusive, equitable workplace for your organization’s most valuable resource: your employees.

2:15 P.M. SHARED LEARNING: Creating a Captive Insurance Company

PHAs face myriad risks in their operations, from property damage and liability claims to emerging challenges such as cybersecurity threats and environmental hazards. Traditional insurance models may not always provide the flexibility, cost-effectiveness, or coverage breadth necessary to adequately address these evolving risks. Enter captive insurance—a dynamic alternative that empowers organizations to take control of their risk management strategies while maximizing financial efficiency. This illuminating panel discussion will navigate the complexities and benefits of implementing insurance captives tailored specifically to the unique needs of PHAs.

3:15 P.M. BREAK

3:30 P.M. CENTering rESIDENT VOICES IN ADVOCACY AND LEADERship

Participants and residents are the heart of every PHA, and centering their voices and experiences can be transformative. By actively engaging participants and residents, PHAs can foster a sense of ownership, trust, and collaboration that is essential for creating thriving, resilient communities. This engaging panel discussion will spotlight the invaluable role of resident advocacy and leadership. Through meaningful dialogue and shared experience, this panel will explore how empowering residents can lead to more inclusive, responsive, and effective policies, operational practices, and strategies.

4:30 P.M. ADJOURN

5:15-7:30 P.M HOME FORWARD RECEPTION

Reception held at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI), 1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, OR

FRIDAY, JUNE 14

8:00 A.M. BREAKFAST

8:45 A.M. GUEST SPEAKER

Dr. Gregg Colburn, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Real Estate, College of Built Environments, University of Washington

9:30 A.M. HOW PERMANENT SUPPORTIVE HOUSING RESPONDS TO LOCAL NEEDS

Responding to the needs of our communities has always been central to the role of PHAs. As Home Forward’s region grapples with how to house and serve populations experiencing chronic homelessness, we provide a vital solution: permanent supportive housing. This panel will offer a look inside Home Forward’s efforts to deploy supportive services, align local resources, develop and fund new housing, and advocate for a better system of care. This panel provides a current snapshot—with glimpses of the past and future—as we continue to troubleshoot this vital work.

 

10:30 A.M. BREAK

10:45 A.M. DEVELOPING PERMANENT SUPPORT HOUSING ALIGNMENT, COLLABORATION, AND IMPROVEMENT

What happens after vision, advocacy, and implementation? More vision, advocacy, and implementation! As the community set a goal of creating 2,000 permanent supportive housing homes within a decade, various inter-jurisdictional actors prepared to respond. Now, five years into this effort, we find ourselves assessing that response and advocating for systems improvements. This panel explores what leadership looks like across the Portland Metro area, and how various partners collaborate to expand and improve our regional supportive housing system.

 

11:45 a.m. wrap-up Remarks

  • Ivory N. Mathews, CLPHA Board Member and CEO, Home Forward
  • Jeffery K. Patterson, President, CLPHA and CEO, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

12:00 P.M. ADJOURN

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