Salem Housing Authority Commission

The Salem Housing Authority Board of Commissioners consists of eight elected City Councilors and a resident commissioner.  The Commission approves actions related to matters of policy in program operation, housing development and resident services. Board Agenda information is available to the public on the City of Salem Meeting calendar


To testify about an item on the agenda, you must sign up on the public comment list, or the public hearing sign-up sheet, before the Commission meeting begins. Current and past Commission meeting videos are available on the web: streaming video from CCTV.   

Housing Authority Commission Roster

Salem Housing Advisory Committee

The Salem Housing Advisory Committee provides guidance to the Salem Housing Authority on matters of policy in program operation, housing development, and resident services. The committee consists of 10 members serving four-year terms representing the community with specific interest or expertise in affordable housing matters. Advisory meetings are normally held the fourth Monday of each month at noon in Robert Lindsey Tower, located next to SHA offices at 360 Church Street SE. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Please call 503-588-6453 for meeting dates and times.  

Committee Chair:   Matthew Harris  

The committee currently has one vacancy and is recruiting for members representing the following areas:

~Resident assisted by Salem Housing Authority

Salem Urban Development, Community Services, and Housing Commission

The Salem Urban Development, Community Services, and Housing Commission:

  • Advises the City’s five-year strategic plan for CDBG, HOME, and other HUD grant programs

  • Advises funding allocations of CDBG, HOME, and social services general fund

  • Makes recommendations to City Council regarding economic development, homelessness and social services, affordable housing, and revitalization needs in the community

  • Facilitates the exchange of information to foster coordination of various partners in the community.