Michael Parkhurst

Housing Opportunities Program Officer

He / Him
michael [at] mmt.org


If you don’t stick to your values when they’re being tested, they’re not values; they’re hobbies.
Jon Stewart

Michael has a need to do work that makes a difference and to learn new things constantly along the way.

He is fascinated by the space where social justice, public policy, market forces and the practical challenges of real estate come together. Michael also admires and enjoys working with the dedicated and creative people working on housing issues throughout Oregon.

“Housing is fundamental. It's just about impossible to pursue any other goals if you don't know where you'll lay your head tonight or tomorrow night.”

After a stretch in academia, Michael worked in local government for about 15 years in community development, housing policy and revitalization. He also served on the board of Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives Inc. for nearly a decade.

Michael came on board at Meyer in 2014.