Thanks to voters, Metro is now working with Multnomah, Clackamas, and Washington counties to reduce homelessness through services that help people find and keep safe and stable homes. These include:

  • Emergency services such as outreach and shelter
  • Placement into housing and help paying rent 
  • Advocacy and case management
  • Services in the areas of mental health, physical health, language and culture needs, education, employment, addiction and recovery, tenant rights and others.

The program also strengthens and expands the systems that deliver these services.

Quarter 3 Report Summary (January - April 2022) (468.07 KB)

More information and updates on the Metro Regional Government's Supportive Housing Services page.

In June 2022, the Joint Office of Homeless Services is convening a Community Advisory Body to advise the office and the programs supported by the office on implementation of the Supportive Housing Services measure.

More information on the formation and makeup of this advisory body.

List of providers approved to receive grants and support for the implementation of the Supportive Housing Services measure. (325.95 KB)

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.