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.

Move In Multnomah is a new program launched April 27th, 2022 that offers incentives and dedicated support to landlords willing to make housing units available to people coming out of homelessness.

Between July 1, and Dec. 31, 2021,

  • 3,750 people stayed in a shelter at least one night 
  • 1,780 people moved into apartments and other permanent homes
  • 3,400 showers were taken in mobile hygiene stations
  • 25,150 people enrolled in programs to prevent homelessness
  • 23 new programs launched with Joint Office funding

What’s pushing people in Multnomah County into homelessness?

Since 2015, rents have risen much faster than the median income, to nearly $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. More info and background on the causes of homelessness.