Works of Heart Award

Congratulations to April Linder who received the Works of Heart Award from ORA (Oregon Resource Association) for her passionate and committed work!!

Dedication and Commitment

Housing Independence helps bridge the transition from living at home to having the skills and confidence to successfully live independently in the community. Housing Independence also offers employment services to support the goal of living independently.

Our Team


I am the Operations DIrector for Housing Independence. I have worked in administration for over 20 years. I have worked with the DD community since 2008. I enjoy supporting staff and clients in the quest to obtain 100% community inclusion and independence in their lives.


I am the Program Director for Housing Independence. I graduated from Eastern Washington University with a degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Prior to this I volunteered and coached Basketball for Special Olympics as well as helped with the Drama Program and Track and Field. I absolutely loved my experience there and am excited to continue to work in a similar capacity! I love hiking, volleyball, watching movies and reading!