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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 post-offer of employment drug test required.  REACH also uses the E-Verify system to establish the right to work in the United States.

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.

 

REACH Staff

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Chief Executive Officer

Read more about Dan here.

 

 

Resident Services Coordinator, Housing Retention Specialist (.5 FTE)

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
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.

SKILLS/BACKGROUND NEEDED
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.

SALARY/BENEFITS:
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.

TO APPLY:
Click here for full job description.  Job will close when sufficient resumes are received. Email cover letter and resume to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).REACH is an equal opportunity employer.

Going Green Sustainability Plan

2014 100 Best Green logo 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 Plan, 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 Workplaces in Oregon to Work For by OregonBusiness magazine. In 2014, we were named #14 in the state.

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.

To download REACH’s Going Green Sustainability Plan, click here.

The Orchards at Orenco

150 units; new construction

Strategies of providing affordable housing built at transit-oriented (TOD) design locations with green building technology match REACH’s goals of providing a more comprehensive model of affordable living.  With this in mind, REACH set out to secure an affordable TOD site in the Orenco Station neighborhood in Hillsboro, given its proximity to light rail and multiple community amenities. Over the past 15 years, several thousand housing units have been developed in and around Orenco Station, but currently there is no affordable workforce housing available to those earning under $30,000/year. In 2013, REACH purchased a site abutting the MAX light rail station at Orenco Station. The land will be used to build a three phase project over the next 5-6 years totaling approximately 150 units of affordable housing for working families.  The Orchards at Orenco Phase I will be built using “Passive House” standards to further reduce tenant monthly energy expenses. When complete, the Orchards at Orenco will be the largest multi-family Passive House building in the United States. For more information, read the Orchards at Orenco Phase I Project Overview. To download an infographic about the Anatomy of a Passive House, click here (compliments of Ankrom Mosian).

Glisan Commons

127 Units/Mixed Use; joint venture; new construction

Glisan Commons Phase II

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. Glisan Commons is an innovative, mixed-use, transit oriented development located in Portland’s Gateway Urban Renewal District, leveraging expertise from three of the region’s most successful nonprofit agencies. The project will provide affordable homes, transit options, and important social services to lower income seniors and working class households in East Portland. The project is being developed in two separate phases.  Phase I, developed by Human Solutions  opened in February 2014 and includes one mixed-use building with 67 units of workforce housing with 16,000 square feet of commercial space located on the ground floor, owned and operated by Ride Connection, a transportation service provider catering to seniors and people with disabilities.

Glisan Commons Phase II, developed by REACH, will include a 60-unit residential building for senior citizens, bringing the total number of units to 127. The project will leverage local tax increment financing to bring much needed affordable rental housing and economic development to the neighborhood. Phase II broke ground in March 2014, and is expected to be completed in March 2015. For more information on REACH’s Glisan Commons Phase II, read the Glisan Commons II Project Overview.

ACE Properties

To view housing under development in Vancouver, WA, please click here.

Five Year Plan

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.

Sincerely,

Dan Valliere, Chief Executive Officer
Brett Sheehan, President of the Board

Contact REACH

MAIN OFFICE ADDRESS
REACH Community Development, Inc.
4150 SW Moody Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
p 503-231-0682   f 503-236-3429
Washington toll free: 360-326-4647

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)
call 503-972-8277
toll free: 888-967-5357

NEED DIRECTIONS?

Take Tri Met to REACH
-  Bus service via the #35
-  The Portland Streetcar stops at Gray’s Landing at the SW Lowell St. stop

NEED MORE INFORMATION?
Fill out the ‘Contact Us” form below and a REACH staff member will respond promptly.  Click here for a complete list of REACH staff.

 

Asset Management

  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Director of Asset Management
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Portfolio Asset Manager
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Portfolio Asset Manager
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Compliance Specialist
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Information Technology Manager

 

 

Finance and Administration

  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - CPA, Chief Financial Officer
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Office Assistant/Courier
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Office Administrator
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Subsidiaries & Payroll Accountant
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) -  Human Resources Manager
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Accounts Payable Specialist
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Accounts Payable Specialist
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Receptionist
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Controller
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Subsidiaries Accountant

 

 

 

 

 

Housing Development

  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Director of Housing Development
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Housing Project Manager
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - ACE Housing Project Manager
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Housing Project Manager

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance

  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Facilities Manager
  • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Facilities Project Coordinator


Maintenance Field Supervisors

  • Gerardo Lopez-Silva
  • Beckett Royce
  • Matt Rudy
  • Gennadiy Shandyba

  • Maintenance Technicians

  • Cesar Anaya
  • Ron Beliel
  • Michael Bowley
  • John Breitenbucher
  • Anne Cleary
  • Dan Gossman
  • Michael Gould
  • Ross Gustafson
  • Mark Howard
  • Sak Luangphasy
  • Ashlie McMurtry - Junior Maintenance Tech
  • Reed Morrison
  • Andrey Nedashkovskiy
  • Igor Prishchenko
  • Marshall Raupe
  • Khoune Sivilai
  • Mark Slaughter
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Rick Valentine
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    Property Management

    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Director of Property Management
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Property Management Assistant
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Portfolio Manager
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Portfolio Manager
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Portfolio Manager

     

     

     

    Community Managers

    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - The Rose, Laurelhurst
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - 12th Avenue Terrace
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Admiral, Bronaugh
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Gateway Gardens, McCallister Village
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Assistant Manager-Gray’s Landing
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Scattered Sites
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Floyd Light, Dresden
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Westshore
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Assistant Manager, Rex Arms, Ritzdorf Court Apartments
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Maples I, Maples II
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Station Place Tower
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Patton Park, McCuller Crossing
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Ritzdorf Court, Rex Arms
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Assistant Manager-Station Place Tower
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Cascadia Village, Covington Commons, the Mews at Cascadia
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Grand Oak-Wilshire
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Pest Control Coordinator
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Powell Boulevard
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Taylor Street, Fir Grove, Walnut Park
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Glisan Commons, Prescott Place
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Albina Corner
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Beacon Manor, Marion Street
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Assistant Manager- Cascadia Village, Covington Commons, the Mews at Cascadia
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Gray’s Landing

     

     

     

    Resource Development / Public Relations

    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Director of Fundraising & Public Relations
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resource Development Database Manager
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resource Development Coordinator

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Programs

    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Director of Programs
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Volunteer Coordinator, Resident Services Assistant

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Community Builders Program

    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Community Builders Program Manager
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Housing Rehab Project Coordinator
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Program Coordinator
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Housing Rehab Project Coordinator
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Housing Rehab Technician
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Program Assistant

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Resident Services Program

    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Program Manager
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Program Manager
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Youth Development Coordinator (ACE - Cascadia Village, Covington Commons, Gateway Gardens, McCallister Village, The Mews at Cascadia Village)
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Coordinator (12th Ave Terrace, Admiral Apartments)
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Coordinator (Patton Park, McCuller Crossing, Albina Corner and Floyd Light)
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Adult Programs Coordinator
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Coordinator (Gray’s Landing)
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Coordinator (ACE - Cascadia Village, Covington Commons, Gateway Gardens, McCallister Village, The Mews at Cascadia Village)
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Economic Empowerment Coordinator
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Coordinator (Ritzdorf Court Apartments)
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Coordinator (Walnut Park Apartments, Rex Arms, Dresden, WestShore Apartments)
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Coordinator (Scattered Sites, Grand Oak-Wilshire Apartments, Taylor St., Rose Apartments, Laurelhurst Apartments)
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Coordinator (Maples Apartments, Fir Grove, Powell, Prescott, Bronaugh, Beacon Manor, Marion St.)
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Resident Services Coordinator (Station Place Tower)
    • .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) - Youth Development Coordinator

     

     

    Green Building Practices

    REACH is making a concerted effort to incorporate green practices and innovations in both our housing developments and in our administrative practices.

    Green Building
    REACH began incorporating green building practices in 1994 and we now develop all our projects with sustainable features.  Green building has several benefits.  Green building:
    1.  Promotes the economic, environmental, and social health of the community. 
    2.  Incorporates renewable or energy-efficient, cost-saving practices and sustainable materials into our building processes.
    3.  Is better for our residents and the community, by reducing our energy “footprint.”
    4.  Reduces our operations and maintenance costs and lowers residents’ utility bills. 

    REACH is a proud member of the United States Green Building Council.

    REACH has developed several properties incorporating Green Building practices.  A few examples include:

    Station Place Tower - Station Place Tower’s large scale and prime location among high-end condominiums allowed REACH to take advantage of innovative systems, local green building expertise and funding from local government sustainability programs. Station Place Tower’s success has inspired interest from all over the world.  Station Place includes the largest rainwater harvesting and reuse system for a residential building in the City of Portland. This stormwater management system is a model for future public and private projects developed in Portland and throughout the United States.  Station Place Tower received the City of Portland’s BEST Award for the Stormwater Management System in 2005.  To learn more:
    Station Place Tower Project Overview
    The Home Depot Foundation Case Study
    Practicing Green Building at Station Place Tower

    33rd & Powell Rowhouses - In 2006 REACH completed six row houses for first-time home buyers in Southeast Portland. The green building practices include use of non-toxic materials, native plantings, dual flush toilets and small eco-roofs.  The combination of a hydronic heat system, tankless water heater and a SIPS (Structured Insulated Panels) roof creates a very energy-efficient water and air heating system that keeps energy bills low. One of these homes was included in the 2006 Build it Green Tour, sponsored by the Portland Office of Sustainable Development.  To learn more, please download the 33rd & Powell Green Building Fact Sheet

    Patton Park Apartments - After less than a year of construction, Patton Park Apartments opened in January, 2009. The Overlook neighborhood now has a new 54-unit building for working families, and 4,600 square feet of commercial space.  In 2006, Tri-Met selected REACH to build a mixed-use transit-oriented development (TOD) one block from the MAX light rail Killingsworth Station. Units include 12 family-sized 3-bedrooms. This development provides needed affordable housing for a neighborhood faced with gentrification and in need of commercial activity serving local residents.  Patton Park features several Green Building innovations.  To learn more, please download the Patton Park Apartments Project Overview.

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