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.

Traci Manning
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.