Are you concerned about people not being able to meet their basic needs and living in poverty? Are you looking to advocate for solutions promoting economic equity? Multnomah County Commission for Economic Dignity (MCCED) may be the opportunity for you.

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MCCED envisions an equitable and diverse community where no person has to experience the burden of living in poverty. The commission works to alleviate the conditions of poverty in Multnomah County by impacting policies, educating communities, and emphasizing communal response.

MCCED serves as the community action board for federal anti-poverty programs in Multnomah County. The commission is:

  • the focal point for community involvement working to counteract the causes and consequences of poverty in the county
  • advocates for the needs of county residents experiencing poverty
  • advises the network of social services agencies in the county
  • reflects community diversity in terms of age, disability, economic status, ethnic backgrounds, racial minorities, and gender.

Those interested in joining MCCED, apply online. For more information, call 503-988-7469 or e-mail communityaction@multco.us and learn how to get involved and make a difference by lending your voice to people experiencing poverty in Multnomah County.


​Note: Please do not submit any request or inquiry for services to the MCCED. If you need to find community services please dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211, or email help@211info.org.