Margaret Van Vliet

Board Member

Van Vliet is a long-time public sector affordable housing leader who began her career in banking and commercial real estate finance. She formed Trillium Advisors in 2019, a consultancy focusing on strategy development, organizational improvement, project management, and cross-sector facilitation. Her specialties are housing and homelessness, as well as wildfire recovery. In Sonoma County, California, Van Vliet oversaw the housing authority and redevelopment agency during and after the 2017 North Bay wildfires that destroyed 5300 homes. She also led the team that created the housing recovery and renewal plan adopted by the County in the wake of the disaster. Previously, Van Vliet served under two governors as director of the Oregon Housing and Community Services, led the City of Portland’s Housing Bureau, and served as Chief Operating Officer for the Housing Authority of Portland (now Home Forward).

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