Cover page for the Joint Office of Homeless Services Annual Report - Supportive Housing ServicesSome highlights from the annual report covering the year from July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022:

    • Housing: 1,129 people who moved from camps, sidewalks and shelters into homes of their own
      • This accounts for almost a quarter of the total number of people (4,560) that the Joint Office helped move out of homelessness overall in Fiscal Year 2022.
      • 85% of those housed were experiencing chronic homelessness. Of 260 people who received regional long-term rent assistance, 77% reported having a disabling condition. And 94% of those rent assistance recipients were still housed after six months
      • Some of these people moved into newly opened affordable apartments funded through the Portland and Metro housing bonds. But hundreds of others moved into market-rate apartments already available, using rent subsidies and other incentives to make their housing costs affordable.
      • This also includes the successful Move-In Multnomah pilot project, which relied on landlord incentives and new ways of packaging housing services, to end homelessness for more than 200 households overall, including 125 people in FY2022.
    • Shelter: Supportive Housing Services funds directly supported 387 people in shelter. The funds helped the Joint Office support an ongoing shelter expansion that began before the pandemic and persisted throughout despite the serious challenges  brought by a global public health emergency.
    • Eviction prevention: Supportive Housing Services funds leveraged local, federal and state COVID-19 eviction prevention programs to help prevent homelessness for 9,156 households.  
    • Outreach and services navigation: Supportive Housing Services expanded street-level services, providing 2,640 people experiencing unsheltered homelessness with outreach worker support to access medical, housing, and shelter resources.
    • Behavioral health alignment: Using SHS, the Joint Office and the Health Department launched a behavioral health motel shelter program, and began pairing rent assistance with programs already providing intensive behavioral health case management to people experiencing homelessness.
    • Employment and hygiene services: More than 359 people received employment training through Supportive Housing Services, helping them earn income. In hygiene services, a mobile shower and hygiene program provided over 2,817 showers and completed additional outreach to an estimated 1,000 people.

FY2022 Annual Report (9.19 MB)