Director of Affordable Housing (265 views)

10550 Northeast Halsey Street, Portland, OR 97220 US
December 8, 2022 2023-02-06
Job Description

Our Just Future (OJF), formerly known as Human Solutions, seeks a Director of Affordable Housing who is passionate about leading the organization’s work to advance its mission of housing justice.  The Director is responsible for the holistic management and oversight of the housing team and directly supervises 4 individuals; the department overall includes 18 positions. The team is responsible for the development, acquisition, rehabilitation, and refinancing of affordable rental housing, asset management for a growing 800+ unit portfolio, and the provision of Resident Services to promote housing security and build equitable communities. This position will oversee a team responsible for all of the organization’s affordable housing and real estate work, including Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH), mixed-use projects, and resident services for the agency’s rental housing.  The Director reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the agency’s Senior Management Team. The individual in this position will represent OJF in public meetings, with the media, and on policy and decision-making public committees related to affordable housing.     


  • 7+ years of related work experience in housing development and management.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in real estate development, urban planning, business, or related field, preferred.
  • In-depth experience in using affordable housing financing tools including LIHTC, OAHTC, FHA loan products, Project-Based HAP contracts, CDBG, HOME, HUD, bond programs, year-15 exists, etc. 
  • Demonstrated ability to negotiate complex real estate transactions, including the ability to review legal documents and negotiate terms to protect the agency’s financial and business interests.
  • Familiarity with housing compliance and regulatory requirements of various funding sources, real estate laws and procedures, land use and zoning restrictions, mortgage and construction finance, and property/asset management procedures.
  • In-depth knowledge of Federal, State, and local housing and community development programs.
  • Experience working with asset management and resident services programming preferred but not required.
  • A demonstrated understanding of racial equity and racial justice work and how housing policies and practices have contributed to racial disparities. 
  • Personal commitment to equity, inclusion, and anti-oppression principles.
  • The position requires strong attention to detail and collaboration with internal and external teams. 
  • Ability to work with a wide range of entities and people, including government agencies, neighborhood residents, and independent contractors.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication and organizational skills.

All applications will be fully reviewed and considered.  EEOC data will be voluntarily collected at the time of application to help us ensure that the recruitment includes a broad cross-section of our diverse communities.

Application Deadline:  Position is open until filled.  Initial screening will begin by January 22, 2023.

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