Contact Us!

Would you like to get in touch with the Department of Housing Services?

Please refer to the list below to contact specific staff.

If you would like to know more about the rental assistance programs offered by the Department of Housing Services, how to rent to Section 8 participants, or other general information, feel free to give us a call at (503) 846-4794. 

Please note: the Department of Housing Services has an automated phone system. When calling, please listen to all options before making a selection.


Staff List

If you receive rental assistance from the Department, reside in Public or affordable housing owned by the Department, or own or manage a development with Section 8 renters, please contact the appropriate staff person listed below.


Voucher Participants by Last Name    
Last Name Starts With...    
A - Ah Laura Araza (503) 846-4816
Ak - Ch Shelly Gray (503) 846-4782
Ci - Gr Vanessa Savage (503) 846-4780
Gu - K Lisa Alvarado (503) 846-4815
L - Pa Lonya Meier (503) 846-4777
Pe - Sa + Spanish Speakers Roy Buchanan (503) 846-4789
Sc - Wh Cupid Alexander (503) 846-4770
Wi - Z Michelle Larson (503) 846-4781

Additional Programs:
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Laura Araza (503) 846-4816
Project-Based Vouchers and Enhanced Preservation Vouchers Diahann Terzich (503) 846-4792

VASH Voucher Program

Michelle Larson (503) 846-4781
Continuum of Care Rental Assistance Programs Diahann Terzich (503) 846-4792
Public Housing Victor Guzman (503) 846-4731
Portability (Voucher Transfers) Michelle Larson (503) 846-4781

Application Line

  (503) 846-3790

Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT)

Questions regarding Direct Deposit should be directed to the Housing EFT Contact E-mail.  If you would like to sign up for this optional service, please complete this form.




Voucher Programs:
Melanie Fletcher - Manager of Voucher Program Staff - (503) 846-4814

Public and Affordable Housing:
Gary Calvert - Manager of Public and Affordable Housing Staff - (503) 846-4784