The African American Alliance for Homeownership is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community based organization in Portland, Oregon. We are a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) approved Housing Counseling Agency with HUD-certified counselors providing first-time homebuyer and foreclosure prevention services to the public.
In recent years, AAAH has expanded its services to support homeowners seeking estate plans, resource navigation, home repairs, and energy efficiency upgrades. Collectively, our programs help families, Obtain, Retain, Maintain, and Sustain their homes.
In 1997, Co-Founder and Executive Director Cheryl Roberts organized community members to host AAAH's first Homeownership Fair. Portland's Black community has historically faced limitations to purchasing a home and AAAH believed that a community-centered approach to education and opportunity would pave the way to empowering economic development through homeownership.
In 2008, AAAH began offering Foreclosure Prevention Counseling services to support homeowners affected by the housing crisis during the Global Financial Crisis. Since then, AAAH has expanded to become a HUD-certified housing counseling agency which has furthered our mission to protect and promote Black homeownership in the Portland area.
What We Do
In recent years, AAAH has been awarded multiple grants and contracts to develop and expand homeowner support services specifically for African American, income-limited, and other underserved communities in Portland.
Today, AAAH contracts with the City of Portland, to manage homeowner programs which include:
- Estate Planning
Water Leak Mitigation
Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Home Retention & Minor Repairs
Community Engagement & Education
Meet The Team
AAAH BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carol Collier, Secretary
Ernest Hill, III
State Farm Insurance
First Citizens Bank