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 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.
The Resource Development (RD) Database Manager is responsible for maintaining REACH’s fundraising database. REACH uses eTapestry by Blackbaud. eTapesty is a web-based data management system, which assists REACH in using the Benevon model for non-profit fundraising. The position is responsible for entering all donations, running queries for reports and mailings, and generating thank you letters for all grant, cash, and in-kind donations. Performs other database related functions as needed. Processes all donations, updates cash receipt journals, and reconciles deposits with accounting. This position requires a high aptitude for relational databases and data management and strong attention to detail. Assists Director and RD Coordinator with clerical functions as needed.
Position is part-time, 20 hours per week. Pro-rated benefits begin first of the month following hire.
For full position description, click here.
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:
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 project 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.
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. 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. 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 Phase II, read the Glisan Commons II Project Overview.
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
Brett Sheehan, 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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REACH is making a concerted effort to incorporate green practices and innovations in both our housing developments and in our administrative practices.
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.
REACH maintains strong and fiscally responsible accounting to support our operations and programs. REACH’s Tax ID # is 93-0813981
Click here for REACH’s IRS tax determination letter