Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has appointed a new head of the state agency that helps facilitate affordable housing.
Margaret Salazar comes to the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department from a federal agency with a similar mission.
Salazar's been with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the past decade and is currently serving as the director of the Portland Field Office. She's a native of Hood River, Oregon.
Salazar will take charge of the Oregon agency on Nov. 1.