Supportive Housing Director
Wakan Alferes oversees the operations of our Public and Assisted Housing as well as the Resident Services, Family Self-Sufficiency and Permanent Supportive Housing programs that are focused on helping residents increase stability and success in housing and in life.
Wakan graduated from the University of Oregon in 2004, served in the PeaceCorps in Panama and has spent the better part of the last 15 years working in homeless services, affordable housing and resident services in Oregon. Before coming to Homes for Good, Wakan lived in Portland and worked as a Resident Services Supervisor at Home Forward and Human Solutions in Portland, gaining experience in both the nonprofit and public housing realms.
She is an advocate for supportive housing, a trauma informed approach, increasing resident leadership and developing strong partnerships to meet the needs of our communities. Wakan likes spending time with her family, exploring new places, being on or near the water, crafting and playing in the garden.