July 6, 2010
Since the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) was created in July 2009, Nick and the team at PHB have worked to combine the best from PHB's predecessor organizations to form a dynamic new agency to meet the housing needs of Portland. For the first time, a single bureau is charged with creating and implementing a comprehensive housing policy and investment strategy for the City of Portland.
In a time of increased need and declining resources, PHB needs a bold strategy for resource investment. (Click here for more on why PHB is investing in a strategic planning process and about PHB's approach to planning.)
After a competitive search, PHB has retained RNR Consulting, a Cleveland-based minority-owned business with a satellite office in Kirkland, Washington, to develop a three-year Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan will help PHB prioritize spending, address the full spectrum of needs in our region, ensure equitable distribution of resources and services, and form an effective, efficient bureau.
RNR will use the public input PHB has gathered through a variety of community outreach events over the past year, and now, PHB invites you to share your priorities and ideas in a short survey developed with RNR.
Take the survey between now and July 13! It should take about 5 minutes to complete. If you find that you have comments or ideas not captured by the survey, please share your thoughts with Tiffany Laude at RNR or Andy Miller, PHB's Manager for Strategic Planning.