Steve Rudman is the executive director of Home Forward, a new name for the Housing Authority of Portland, Oregon, a public corporation that assists Multnomah County’s most vulnerable residents. Home Forward serves more than 15,000 low-income households throughout Multnomah County with public housing, rent assistance, and affordable housing. The agency is widely regarded in the industry as one of the highest performing housing authorities in the country.
Steve’s public service career spans 30 years in community systems, planning and development. Before joining the housing authority, he was director of the city of Portland’s Bureau of Housing and Community Development for nine years. He is a founder of Portland YouthBuilders, Portland Housing Center and REACH Community Development. Steve currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland, WorkSystems, Inc. and the national Council of Large Public Housing Authorities.
Tivnu: Building Justice is optimistic that our 2020 - 21 Gap Year program will continue as planned, beginning on September 1. We are still accepting applicants, as space permits. Our staff is working remotely but with great excitement as we prepare for internships, learning, living, and enjoying the Pacific Northwest together. We will be implementing whatever modifications are needed to keep ourselves and the people we work with safe and healthy. Now, more than ever, we need to get to work, building a better world.