Meet the Executive Director

Kymberly Horner is the Executive Director for Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc. (PCRI).  Hired in July 2019, she is only the second person to serve in this position since PCRI’s formation over 28 years ago.

PCRI’s ongoing mission is to promote housing justice through advocacy, services, affordable housing and wealth creation for systemically disenfranchised people, particularly those of color. PCRI owns and operates over 700 units in the North/Northeast section of Portland, and Kymberly sees having a strong organizational foundation to work from as a key strength to allow her to help manage during these current economically challenging times.

In the midst of COVID-19, she oversaw and helped staff to navigate the challenges of the financing and construction of King + Parks, a 70-unit affordable housing rental project. Additionally, between 2019-2020 Kymberly and her staff completed the development of two separate for-sale townhome projects resulting in approximately 10 income qualified families becoming homeowners!

Originally from Westlake Village, California, Kymberly discovered her love for civic engagement at an early age. Growing up, her father served as Mayor of Thousand Oaks and was a Thousand Oaks City Councilmember for 18 years.

Kymberly got her start in public service working for California Congressman Brad Sherman. Working in constituent services allowed her to acquire the skills needed to untangle bureaucratic snarls and make the government work for its citizens.

She worked for the City of Oxnard for over 17 years serving most recently as Oxnard’s Economic Development Director. In that position she oversaw downtown revitalization, business attraction and retention, and retail attraction and retention.

In addition to setting and achieving housing and economic development goals, on New Year’s 2015, Kymberly set a personal challenge for herself to eat a piece of chocolate every day! With the support of family and friends who surprised her every so often with sweet treats, she achieved this goal and has stuck with it to this day.