Read more about Dan here.
Read more about Dan here.
REACH honors and encourages diversity. We value employees who contribute to our organization, which embraces a variety of thinking and perspectives. REACH is a drug free workplace and Equal Opportunity Employer. Criminal background check and pre-employment drug test required.
REACH is a member of Partners in Diversity, an organization operating under the Charitable Trust of the Portland Business Alliance. Partners in Diversity works with companies like REACH to help recruit and retain professionals of color to the Portland region.
Half-time (Potential Full-time) Community Manager for a 48 unit Tax Credit Property in Vancouver, WA. Manages and directs activities and services in support of physical and financial operations of the property. Directly responsible for ensuring lease up schedule(s) are met, when applicable. Assists and adheres to organization’s policies and procedures for marketing activities to rent vacant units in a timely manner. Maintains and monitors project waitlist per established guidelines. Directly responsible for tenant selection and adhering to the LIHTC Tax Credit requirements for applicant screening and selection. Coordinates resident move-in activities including collecting deposits, completing paperwork and new resident orientation, per organizations policies. Collects and monitors monthly rents (resident and assistance payments as applicable). Takes appropriate precautions to safeguard all monies received. Works closely with Resident Services and Maintenance.
Three years’ experience residential property management required. Bilingual and/or American sign- language preferred but not required.
This position may become full time later in the year. Salary is $16.50 an hour to start. Benefits first of month following hire.
For a full position description, click here.
President – Ruth Ann Tsukuda, Administrator, Portland Veterans Administration Medical Center
Secretary/Treasurer – Larry Conrad, Transportation Planner, Clackamas County
Interim Executive Director - Kathy Kniep
Nancy Bond—Resource Conservation Specialist, Portland Public Schools
Loren Clark – Community Development Lender, U S Bank (retired)
Betsy Ferguson – Researcher, Oregon Health & Science University
Paul W. Ip – Vice President, HSBC Bank
Bhavna Kumar – Project Manager, Walsh Construction
Marc Tedesco – Independent Architect
March 15, 2013—The Board of Directors of REACH Community Development today announced the selection of Dan Valliere as REACH’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Dan began his tenure at REACH on May 9th. He formerly served as the Executive Director at Chicago Commons, a 100+ year old organization providing educational and social services that help strengthen families and build communities. Dan has more than 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, bringing a broad array of organizational development, strategic planning, and leadership skills to REACH.
“The board and staff are very excited to welcome Dan as REACH’s new CEO,” says Board Chair Ruth Ann Tsukuda. “We look forward to his leadership as we continue to grow and develop as a vibrant resource in the affordable housing community.”
While at Chicago Commons, which has a $20 million annual budget and 600 employees, Dan led a strategic turnaround. He also spearheaded the creation of the Back Office Cooperative, a consortium of Chicago non-profits that consolidated administrative services and achieved significant cost-savings. Dan holds a Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Texas and an Executive Leadership Certificate from Loyola University. He has served on the boards of directors of Near North Health Services and the West Humboldt Park Community Development Council and is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago. Further information about Dan, including a Q & A, can be found here.
“REACH has an amazing track record of making communities better for everyone through high quality affordable housing and other community improvements,” says Dan “I am excited to help chart the path forward for this remarkable organization.” Read the press release here.
Please join the Board and staff in welcoming Dan to REACH!
As of December 3, 2012, REACH has moved into our new headquarters at Gray’s Landing.
Our new address is:
4150 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
p (503) 231-0682 f (503) 236-3429
Phone and fax remain the same.
REACH is a private, nonprofit community development organization. REACH provides quality affordable housing and opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to thrive.
The Resident Services Coordinator (RSC) will focus on assisting residents to be successful in REACH housing and in improving their economic stability. The RSC will promote successful housing to residents through service provision (including skill building and social workshops, assistance with career services, computer skills) and information and referrals. The RSC will follow-up on notices given to residents to prevent eviction and work towards the prevention of notices by addressing issues as they arise. The RSC will have on-site hours at multiple buildings that provide housing for the elderly and/or disabled. The position will work closely with Property Management, the Resident Services team, social service providers, and our data base system.
Housing Success/Eviction prevention-Assist residents with accessing rent assistance, Case Management services, housekeeping services and other connections to resources needed to prevent notices and evictions when possible.
Property Management Liaison-Assist residents in understanding requirements for tenancy in accordance with REACH procedures and Landlord Tenant laws, assist in filling out required paperwork, facilitate discussions between residents and Property Management as needed. Mediate when necessary.
Evaluation and Outcomes-Work closely with Resident Services and Property Management to evaluate the successes of our eviction prevention functions. Enter data into data base, run reports, and assist with evaluating effectiveness of referrals.
An associates or bachelor’s degree in community development, social sciences, community organizing, education or a combination of education and experience that shows the applicant can fulfill the requirements of the job.
Strong background in working with the elderly, individuals with physical, developmental and mental health disabilities; experience working with very low income individuals.
Mediation, conflict resolution, and group facilitation skills desired. Microsoft Office skills necessary, experience with data bases helpful. Spanish speaking skills strongly preferred.
20 hours a week, $16-22 hourly, depending on experience. Competitive benefits, including medical, dental, vacation and sick leave available first of the month following employment.
In 2009, REACH began a transformational program aimed at incorporating green practices into our administrative, purchasing, and office procedures. Through a generous grant from the Neighborhood Builders Award of Bank of America, we began implementation of the REACH Going Green Sustainability Project, designed to transform our overall organizational culture and day-to-day operational practices. REACH believes strongly that livability and sustainability are closely aligned. By incorporating renewable, energy-efficient practices into our current and future affordable housing developments, and throughout our organizational practices, REACH is promoting greater environmental and social health for our community and the planet.
For several years in a row, REACH has ranked among the Top 100 Best Green Companies to Work For by OregonBusiness magazine.
In 2012, REACH was designated a member of NeighborWorks America® ‘Green’ Program for our comprehensive commitment to sustainable operations. The designation is based on adherence to a set of green business practices across REACH’s affordable housing portfolio and business operations. Read our ‘Partner Profile’ here. View our press release here.
We identified three areas in which we wanted to achieve results:
1. Develop and implement internal, organizational “green” sustainability plan. To date, we have:
2. Create and deliver more sustainable practices in our Resident Programs. To date, we have:
3. Complete energy audits in our housing portfolio, assessing our buildings’ current energy usage patterns and determine appropriate retrofits to achieve energy savings. To date, we have:
100+ units, new construction
REACH has completed a purchase agreement for a 6.2 parcel near the Orenco MAX light rail station in HIllsboro, OR. This is sufficient to support the phased development of approximately 160 units of housing. Work is underway to design and secure financing for the first phase, a 57 unit, transit-oriented housing project for lower-wage workers in the Orenco neighborhood. The apartments will be located near the Orenco MAX station and built using “Passive House” energy efficient standards, a method of construction that reduces heating bills by up to ninety percent. REACH has received grants from from both Washington County - $750,000 award of federal HOME funds (Home Investment Partnerships Program Funds) - and $500,000 from the Meyer Memorial Trust to support the project. For more information, read our Quick Facts profile.
127 Units/Mixed Use; joint venture; new construction
In February 2011, the Portland Housing Bureau announced that a team including REACH CDC has been selected to develop a City-owned site in the Gateway Urban Renewal District, using $6 million in City funding. REACH and its partners, Human Solutions and Ride Connection, will co-develop a mixed-use, phased project with 120 units of housing and 16,000 sq feet of office space. Phase 1 will include Ride Connection offices with a Human Solutions workforce housing project above; Phase 2 is planned for development in 2013, and will consist of 60 units of senior housing. For more information, read our Quick Facts profile.
Dear Friends - We are pleased to present you with REACH’s Five Year Plan for 2011-2015. With this plan we propose to double our housing production and program outcomes over the prior five years. We will also expand our service territory to a one hour radius of Portland, with a focus on the Portland metropolitan area.
Many hours of thought went into this document. Multiple meetings were held with board and staff members, and a survey was conducted of REACH residents to gain insight on our performance and resident needs. We do not expect to make any radical changes in our focus, but rather will build on the strong foundation we have created over the past 29 years, with a goal of housing more people and becoming a stronger, more efficient organization.
You’ll note that there is a common theme throughout the plan, and that is the connection between health and housing. Over the past few years, we have recognized the strong relationship between good, affordable housing and the health of our residents and our community. We expect our future work to build on our current efforts to be “green” and sustainable.
This document is REACH’s fifth strategic plan, and we have found them to be invaluable guides for us. We hope you will find it of interest, and we look forward to your continued support as we undertake this important work.
Dan Valliere, Chief Executive Officer
Ruth Ann Tsukuda, President of the Board
MAIN OFFICE ADDRESS
REACH Community Development, Inc.
4150 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
p 503-231-0682 f 503-236-3429
HOURS OF OPERATION
Hours: 8:00 - 5:00 pm Monday-Friday
FOR AFTER-HOURS MAINTENANCE EMERGENCIES (after 5:00 pm and before 8:00 am)
Take Tri Met to REACH
- Bus service via the #35
- The Portland Streetcar stops at Gray’s Landing at the SW Lowell St. stop
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