IMPORTANT: If you are experiencing homelessness and need assistance, please call 211 or go to to connect to services.

The Joint Office of Homeless Services is a partnership between Multnomah County and the City of Portland to house, shelter, and provide health care, employment assistance and case management to people experiencing homelessness.

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What’s pushing people in Multnomah County into homelessness?

Since 2015, rents have risen much faster than the median income, to more than $1,400 a month for a one-bedroom apartment in Portland, according to survey data from Multifamily NW from fall 2021. Meanwhile, more than 21,000 people in Multnomah County rely on federal disability checks that top out at $794 a month. The Joint Office has increased shelter beds at an unprecedented rate, as well as moving more people into permanent housing than ever before - but new households are falling into homelessness every day. More info and background on the causes of homelessness.

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