Joint Office of Homeless Services Advisory Bodies:

  • Equity Advisory Committee: Provides guidance and recommendations to help address racial disparities in the Joint Office’s work on ending homelessness.  
  • The Lived Experience Advisory Committee: Uplifts the voices of people who are or have been unhoused to ensure that the work of the Joint Office of Homeless Services centers their experiences.
  • Continuum of Care BoardAdvises on and oversee the implementation of priorities and policies related to the Multnomah County Continuum of Care (CoC). 
  • Supportive Housing Services Advisory Committee: Advises Multnomah County on adherence to the Metro Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Measure and the County’s Local Implementation Plan (LIP) and future regional plans
  • Community Budget Advisory Committee: Reviews and makes recommendations on county departmental budgets and operations. 

Our values:

Collaboration: We recognize our interdependence as individuals and as an organization, and approach our work with a spirit of partnership and shared power with those experiencing homelessness and other stakeholders.

Equity: We commit to achieving equity for all individuals. We acknowledge the existence of structural racism and develop, implement and evaluate policies and practices that achieve equitable outcomes with a focus on eliminating the disparities that people of color experience. We believe that focusing on racial equity will allow us to more effectively serve all communities.

Inclusion: We foster within our office and within the community that we serve a culture of safety and belonging that ensures that the voices of people who have been historically excluded, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+, and others experiencing homelessness, are truly heard and shape the direction of our work.


If you have questions about the Joint Office of Homeless Services Community Advisory Bodies, please email johscommunityadvisory@multco.us or call 971-284-0359.