Shannon joined the Housing Bureau as Assistant Director in 2017, and now serves as its Director. Prior to joining the Portland Housing Bureau, Shannon served as a Policy Director for the City of Portland. In this role she oversaw the development of the City’s Inclusionary Housing Program, Portland’s Housing Bond, and the City’s first tenant protections.
Prior to joining the City, Callahan worked as a staff attorney on consumer protection legislation and provided advice to tenants on landlord/tenant law. She earned a B.A. at Evergreen State College, and a J.D. from Lewis & Clark College of Law.