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Executive Director

Andrea Bell
Executive Director

Andrea Bell currently serves as the Executive Director of Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS). Raised in a working-class family as the daughter of a social worker and the granddaughter of a farmworker, Andrea’s experience and upbringing have shaped her passion for public services that benefit everyone.

Before her appointment, Andrea was the Director of Housing Stabilization at OHCS. She has served in two administrations, including in a transatlantic capacity focusing on affordable housing, inclusive communities, clean energy, and other domestic policy components. Prior to joining OHCS, Andrea was the Housing Director in Arizona’s Medicaid system where she championed ideas that accelerated effective Medicaid and housing efforts, aligned populations of focus across programs, and led the state’s first Medicaid and tax-credit partnership.

Andrea is also currently the Co-Chair of Rural and Native American Housing for the National Council of State Housing Agencies.