HomeOwner Basics Team

Niki Gillespie

Niki Gillespie
Program Assistant - Portland Office

Niki joined Portland Housing Center in 2016 as the Program Assistant for our Portland office. Niki has a background in administrative work, and holds a BS from Portland State University in International Development.

Maria Romero

Maria Romero
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.

Humberto Carlos

Humberto Carlos
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.

Bernice Platz

Bernice Platz
HomeBuying Specialist

Bernice joined Portland Housing Center in 2017 as a HomeBuying Specialist. Bernice is a HUD Certified HomeBuying Counselor.

Lindsey Griggs

Lindsey Griggs
IDA Program Administrator

Lindsey joined Portland Housing Center in 2019 as the IDA Program Administrator.

Renee Ingram

Renee Ingram
Administrative Assistant

Renee joined Portland Housing Center in 2017 as the Administrative Assistant.

Mayra Paez

Mayra Paez
Bilingual HomeBuying Specialist

Mayra has worked at Portland Housing Center since 2018.

Jackie Butts

Jackie Butts
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.