City Commissioner Nick Fish has named a top official of Central City Concern, a local social service agency that deals with homelessness and addiction issues, as the city's new director of its Bureau of Housing.
African-American and Latino renters
Margaret Van Vliet
Traci currently serves as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Central City
Concern (CCC), a non-profit that provides housing to people
experiencing homelessness and connects clients with benefits and links
to the workforce system. As COO, Traci manages CCC's Business
Enterprises, Employment, Healthcare, Housing, Recovery and Engagement,
and Supportive Housing programs.
Traci began her career at CCC in 1993 as a receptionist, quickly moving
into fundraising and public affairs before settling into housing
development. Traci spent nine years in this role and led the renovation,
acquisition, or construction of 7 buildings representing 770 units of
the agency's portfolio.
She is a member of the Portland Housing Advisory Commission, PHB's
volunteer public advisory body, and previously served as a board member
of what is now called Oregon Opportunity Network.
Traci's first day as Director will be October 17.