The Welcome Home Coalition is sixty-five organizations strong and counting. We know we are better together than we are alone. 

We are building a region wide coalition to lead a grass roots movement in support of affordable housing opportunities for all residents of Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah Counties.
We know a warm, dry and loving home is the essential ingredient for every family and that good homes create prosperous communities, smart schools, healthy people and a strong economy.
Yet, far too many area families can’t find a home they can afford and thousands sleep homeless and unsafe every night.

It is time for local funding solutions to meet our local affordable housing needs. The coalition is a diverse group of affordable housing owners, developers and operators, homeless services providers and anti-poverty organizations, culturally specific organizations and groups committed to racial equity and housing and transit justice, and faith communities.


Coalition Staff

Kari Lyons— Director
Monique Smiley  Communications & Outreach Manager

Steering Committee

Kaia Sand — Street Roots 
Anneliese Koehler
— Oregon Food Bank 
Shannon Singleton — Join 
Nick Sauvie — ROSE CDC 
Katrina Holland — Community Alliance of Tenants
Jenny Lee — Coalition of Communities of Color
Dunetchka Otero-Serrano — Oregon Community Warehouse
Oscar Arana — NAYA
Patricia Rojas — El Programa Hispano Católico
Sahaan McKelvey — Self Enhancement Inc.
Jerome Brooks – Housing Oregon
Amanda Saul — Community member

Mailing Address

PO Box 16490 Portland, OR 97229

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