Thousands of people housed in the first nine months of implementation of Supportive Housing Services taxpayer measure
Joint Office of Homeless Services News
As part of the first regional snapshot of homelessness since the COVID-19 pandemic, 5,228 people in Multnomah County were counted as experiencing homelessness on the night of Jan. 26, 2022.
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In late 2021, Portland, Gresham and Multnomah County joined Built for Zero, a national movement of more than 90 cities and counties working to measurably and equitably end homelessness.
Since funding became available in July 2021, Multnomah County and the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) have been delivering on the promise of Metro’s Supportive Housing Services Measure.
The Feb. 18 discussion included faith leaders, providers and people with lived experience. The theme was about making connections and sharing resources – and finding opportunities.
The Supportive Housing Services Measure is being implemented across the Tri-County Metro Region. The measure is already making a significant impact in the first 3 months of implementation.
The surveys are all in, and this year's Point-in-Time count has concluded. But this volunteer's experience reminds us that it's about much more than just the numbers.
Report from Severe winter weather shelters in Multnomah County
Using Supportive Housing Services funds, the Joint Office has moved hundreds of people into homes, added shelter beds, and expanded street outreach, community cleanup and behavioral health services.
The supportive housing services tri-county planning body is now accepting applications.