Nuhamin Eiden


Director, Multnomah County Chapter and SW Corridor Equity Coalition

  • Phone: (503) 287-4117

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Nuhamin Eiden (she/her/hers) is the Equity Coalition Manager at Unite Oregon for the SW Corridor Equity Coalition. She is passionate about work that prioritizes dismantling oppressive structures disproportionately impacting Oregon’s many diverse populations, including immigrant, refugee, black, indigenous, people of color, women, non-binary, LGBTQIA+, and people with disabilities. She is committed to finding collaborative solutions for undoing structural and historical barriers to social and political equality and economic justice.

Her activities cover a broad range of community-focused activities to promote equity in transportation, housing, and community economic development. Nuhamin has nearly a decade of experience in housing and community development work throughout the Portland-Metro area.

Prior to joining Unite Oregon, she worked at Home Forward, the State’s largest affordable housing provider. There, she worked with landlords, property managers, and residents to advocate on behalf of marginalized populations and ensure equitable participation in rent assistance programs and project-based housing developments.

Since arriving in 2006 to Oregon, Nuhamin has focused on supporting the immigrant and refugee community. During her career she has worked with the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO), where she was as an Amharic interpreter at the International Language Bank, and Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives Inc. (PCRI, Inc.), where she developed and championed innovative and community-led programs around housing, transportation, and healthy food access.

Nuhamin is grateful for the strong community connections she has made in the past 14 years she has lived in Portland and looks forward to growing deeper roots through the work she is currently doing in the SW Corridor.

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Language(s) Spoken

English, Amharic

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