An Introduction to Affordable Housing Finance

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Housing that is safe, decent, and affordable is a key component of a thriving community, and in many communities today, it is in short supply. At this session, you will be introduced to the various types of private, federal, state, and local resources that governments can use to develop affordable housing. Panelists will also outline the challenges associated with building and preserving affordable housing and how finance officers can help address some of those challenges.


Adam Brown

Deputy Director, Clackamas County Health, Housing & Human Services, Oregon City, OR

Jill Chen

Housing Investments and Portfolio Preservation (HIPP) Manager, Portland Housing Bureau, OR

Michael Gaughan

Michael Gaughan

Executive Director, Vermont Bond Bank

Rachael Lembo

Rachael Lembo

Finance Manager, METRO, Portland, OR