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.

mcced logoMCCED 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 and learn how to get involved and make a difference by lending your voice to people experiencing poverty in Multnomah County.

Nominations now open for the 2018 HILLTOP Awards

The Multnomah County Commission for Economic Dignity is pleased to announce that we are now accepting nominations for our HILLTOP Awards (Heroes Inspiring Leadership, Learning, Teamwork, Opportunity and Pride). The HILLTOP Awards were created in 2006 to honor individual and organizational efforts to address poverty in Multnomah County.

If you know of an individual person, a professional colleague, or a public official who has made a positive difference in the lives of people living on a low income in Multnomah County please consider nominating them today. Nominations must be received by midnight on Monday, May 28, to be considered.

The HILLTOP Awards will be presented at Multnomah County’s Annual Volunteer Award Ceremony on June 26 at 5:30 PM in the County Board Room in the Multnomah Building, located at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland Oregon. All are welcome to join us in celebration.

Nominate people online or download the form below, fill it out, and mail it to the address listed on the form.

2018 Hilltop Nomination Form (449.71 KB)

​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