Executive Director, Founding Member
Cheryl Roberts is the Executive Director and a founding member of the African American Alliance for Homeownership (AAAH), a non-profit 501(c) 3, HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency in Portland, Oregon. Ms. Roberts has worked in the non-profit housing arena for over 30 years, which spurred her interest and passion for financial equity and inclusion within Oregon’s African American community.
Ms. Roberts has led the charge in the development of programs to assist lower income, African American homeowners such as: The Home Retention Program, AAAH’s Pre-purchase and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling, Homeownership Asset Preservation Program; the Water Leak Program, “Homes for Sale” Bus Tour/Fairs, and Power to the People PDX. Ms. Roberts is leading the organization into the future through her innovation, vision, and management. Under her leadership AAAH has supported over 600 new homeowners, developed forward thinking programs and partnerships, and increased the organizations operating budget to over $1 million.