HomeOwner Basics Team
Program Assistant - Beaverton Office
Maria has worked for the Portland Housing Center on and off since 2001, and rejoined Portland Housing Center in 2014 as our Beaverton Program Assistant. Maria has a BA in Communications from the University of Southern California.
Preference Policy HomeBuying Specialist
Shalonda rejoined Portland Housing Center in Spring 2018 to counsel clients coming through the Portland Housing Bureau’s Preference Policy.
Bi-Lingual HomeBuying Specialist
Humberto joined Portland Housing Center in 2013 as a Bi-Lingual HomeBuying Specialist. Humberto has more than 30 years of experience in finance and holds a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from Portland State University.
Program Assistant - Portland Office
Rob joined Portland Housing Center in 2019 as the Program Assistant for our Portland office.
HomeOwnership Program Manager
Jackie joined Portland Housing Center as the Homeonwership Program Manager in 2014. Jackie came to Portland Housing Center with more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. She has worked as a bank branch manager, licensed investment representative, and still holds her Life and Health Insurance and loan originator licenses.
Bernice is one of our HomeBuying Specialists based in the Portland office, and has worked for Portland Housing Center since 2017. She is a HUD-Certified HomeBuying Counselor. She brings over 7 years of counseling experience, assisting individuals and families toward economic stability and empowerment. She graduated with a BS from Portland State University.
Bilingual HomeBuying Specialist
Mayra joined Portland Housing Center in 2018 as a HomeBuying Specialist. Previously, she’s worked with survivors of domestic violence and their children as Clinical Advocate, providing families with counseling, and confidential shelter & restraining orders. She also previously worked as a Juvenile Counselor with the Juvenile Department of Washington County where she educated, supported and empowered youth, survivors & their children. She is passionate about fair and equal housing and believes that everyone deserves a safe and healthy place to call home. She brings over 6 years of counseling experience to our homeownership program. She holds a BA in Criminal Justice and Criminology from Portland State University.
IDA Program Administrator
Lindsey joined Portland Housing Center in 2019 as the IDA Program Administrator. She comes to us from Habitat for Humanity where she served an AmeriCorps term as Homeownership Specialist. Before beginning her work in housing, Lindsey worked to support sustainable development programs at the Center for Earth Leadership, Urban Green Development, and Impact Hub Boulder. She graduated from the University of Colorado in 2013.