Portland's Housing Bond
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Oversight and Accountability

We're an open book

We’re committed to investing bond funds transparently, accountably and with meaningful input and buy-in from the people of Portland. As affordable housing investments advance, we’ll report news and ask for ideas and feedback regularly online, at public meetings and in front of public boards and committees.

The Bond Oversight Committee is central to this process. A five-member independent oversight committee, their role is to monitor progress, review finances, and hold us accountable to the community-created plans and values we have committed to uphold. In addition to regular public meetings and expenditure reviews, the Bond Oversight Committee provides annual reports to City Council and the public.


Upcoming Meetings

Thursday,  July 18, 2019 |   9 a.m. to Noon
Location: Portland Housing Bureau, 421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

Thursday, October 3, 2019 |   9 a.m. to Noon
Location: Portland Housing Bureau, 421 SW 6th Ave, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204


Bond Oversight Committee members

Each committee member is nominated by a Portland city commissioner to serve a five-year term.


Stephen Green, Chair

(Appointed by Mayor Wheeler)

Stephen Green is a Portland native, entrepreneur and economist. He has spent his adult life in finance and real estate. He worked previously on senior leadership at Albina Community Bank and also worked with underserved communities while at the Portland Development Commission. He and his family have lived for the last 15 years in the Woodlawn neighborhood.

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Anneliese Koehler

(Appointed by Commissioner Hardesty)

Anneliese Koehler is a Public Policy Advocate for Oregon Food Bank. She works at the state and local levels on anti-hunger and anti-poverty programs and policies. Guided by the issues raised by the people Oregon Food Bank serves, she specializes in housing and transportation policy. She serves on the Welcome Home Coalition Steering Committee and is the Chair of Trimet’s Transit Equity Advisory Committee. She started her career as a Jesuit Volunteer doing legal work for death row inmates in Texas and has her BA in economics and history from Amherst College.


Susan Emmons

(Appointed by Commissioner Fritz)

Susan Emmons served as the executive director at Northwest Pilot Project for 30 years and chaired the Housing and Community Development Commission for Portland and Multnomah County from 1992 to 1995. Susan has emerged as one of the leading advocates for affordable housing in our community and has received numerous awards including the Gretchen Miller Kafoury Award for Outstanding Community Development and the Ross Dey Lifetime Achievement award from Metro Multifamily Housing Council.


Allan Lazo

(Appointed by Commissioner Eudaly)

Allan Lazo is the executive director of the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, a statewide civil rights organization founded in 1990 whose mission is to end housing discrimination and ensure equal opportunity to housing. Allan’s past civic engagement and social justice work includes having served on a variety of commissions and committees in Portland and Gresham, including the City of Gresham Planning Commission and the City of Portland’s Human Rights Commission. He is a long-time resident of Portland, mostly of outer east Portland, and currently lives in northeast Portland’s Roseway neighborhood.


Todd Struble

(Appointed by Commissioner Fish)

Todd came to Portland to attend law school at Lewis and Clark in 2006. After practicing law for a few years and serving as the co-chair of the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association, he joined the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) in 2014 to work on equity issues full time. As the Jade District Neighborhood Prosperity Initiative manager, he works on development without displacement for the community around Southeast 82nd and Division.