Ever notice how often Bend appears on national lists of rising rents, fastest growing home prices, and shortages of affordable housing?

Want to do something about it?

Bend’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee can be your chance to contribute to the solution!

Building housing in BendThis committee advises city council on affordable housing issues and is comprised of a mix of technical experts and public representation. Consideration for this vacancy shall be given to a representative who lives in an affordable housing unit (defined as a deed restricted affordable housing unit – single family or multifamily).

The committee typically only meets once a month, so it’s very easy to fit into your busy schedule!

Learn more about the committee at their page on the city website or contact Jim Long, City of Bend, Affordable Housing Manager at jlong@bendoregon.gov or 541-312-4915.

Apply for the vacancy by filling out and returning this PDF form to smunson@bendoregon.gov or drop it off in person on the second floor of the Bend City Hall.

As always, get in touch with us if you would like to talk with someone about getting into public life – either with this committee appointment or another route! We’re always happy to connect you with a mentor, provide networking opportunities, or help in building a plan for success.

Here is the PDF application – due by April 28 at 5pm