Multnomah County offices and courts will open at 10 am today, Thursday, Feb. 22 due to snow.
Joint Office of Homeless Services
The Joint Office of Homeless Services was established in 2016 to oversee the delivery of services to people experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County. The office represents a shared commitment between Multnomah County and the City of Portland to making services easier to access for those in need.
The Joint Office of Homeless Services, among other things, administers contracts for services, conducts homeless street counts and one-night shelter counts, manages systems of care, oversees system reporting and evaluation, and writes proposals to and monitor funds issued by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care program. Please learn more about our community-wide effort to address homelessness, A Home for Everyone, at ahomeforeveryone.net.
For media inquiries: Denis Theriault, communications coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, (503) 893-9430
Director: Marc Jolin, email@example.com
Address: 421 SW Oak Street, Suite 105, Portland, OR 97204.
Meetings by appointment only.
Multnomah County suspended operations at the Human Solutions Family Center on Wednesday night, in response to concerns that damage from a leaking roof might threaten the building’s safety.
The site would serve 100-120 people, with priority for women, couples, veterans, seniors and people with disabilities. Transition Projects would run the shelter, set to open as soon as Fall 2018.
The County will operate the transitional housing at least five years in partnership with Central City Concern.
The Home for the Holidays campaign helped 42 families out of shelter and into permanent housing from Nov. 15, 2017, to Jan. 15, 2018. That's more than the goal of 40 families set when it launched.
The Multnomah County Health Department’s annual review of homeless deaths finds that 80 people who were experiencing homelessness died on local streets in 2016.
The shelter, operated by Portland Homeless Family Solutions, will provide nighttime accommodations for up to 75 children and their parents from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily through April 30, 2018.
Stephanie Ramirez and Surri Noelle were the first family to move out of shelter and into a permanent home of their own as part of this winter’s Home for the Holidays campaign.
Home Forward, the public housing authority serving Multnomah County, could lose close to $200 million in funding that would affect close to 1,800 units.
Andrea Bunch and her son, Michael, were among the first three families to move from shelter and into apartments this month through Multnomah County and Portland’s Home for the Holidays campaign.
The 5th Avenue Shelter, at 421 SW 5th Ave., will provide accommodations for up to 75 men, with priority for veterans, people 55 and older, and those with disabilities.
The goal is to house 40 families by Jan. 15. Property agents with a unit to offer can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leaders in Portland, Multnomah County are asking the community to go to 211info.org right now, before a storm hits, to learn how to volunteer at a warming center or donate winter gear
Supportive housing is sometimes the only effective strategy for people struggling with significant disabilities and long-term homelessness.
Nearly 4,900 people obtained housing in fiscal year 2017 -- hundreds more than the goals partners in A Home for Everyone set before the year began.
The rally at McCoy Park, in the heart of New Columbia, was one of a series of events nationwide for National Housing Week of Action, led by the National Low Income Housing Coalition. Dozens showed up, including elected leaders, advocates and clients.
This year's count of people sleeping without shelter is down nearly 12 percent, including key reductions for populations whose numbers spiked in 2015: women, African Americans and veterans.
Through the first nine months of fiscal year 2017, which ends June 30, providers say they’ve helped a record 6,733 people, according to a new quarterly outcomes report released this week.
Community event celebrates opening of Kenton Women's Village, a unique collaboration that provides shelter, services and a self-governing community for women experiencing homelessness.
The Shleifer building’s co-owners are offering their space on the Central Eastside before they begin restoring the 111-year-old building for use as a hotel. The shelter will stay open into the fall.
An agreement with Central Eastside development firms extends the life of the Columbia Shelter downtown & shows the power of private-public partnership when it comes to providing safety off the streets
Advocates met with Multnomah County Chair Deborah Kafoury at the Q Center for a listening session that waded into some of the most serious issues facing the local LGBT community: Oregon’s housing crisis and potential shifts in LGBT civil rights.
The East County Caring Community discusses "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” this year's Everybody Reads pick by the Multnomah County Library. Some say they could've written it.
In a rare combined briefing, commissioners from Multnomah County and Portland hear highlights from the Joint Office of Homeless Services' first seven months.
“If we can do it with veterans," says Joint Office of Homeless Services director Marc Jolin, "we can do it with every population’’
The count offers a snapshot of how our most vulnerable people neighbors are faring in a harsh housing market, guiding local leaders as they spend millions of dollars on ending homelessness
The letter highlights resources available to tenants who are struggling with lost wages because of winter weather and calls upon landlords to work with tenants who may be struggling to pay rent.
Chair Kafoury will testify before the Portland City Council this afternoon in support of a new policy that would require landlords to pay moving expenses for tenants who receive no-cause evictions.
After one of the most severe winter storms in decades, two Portland businesses have joined with the City of Portland and Multnomah County to reopen a winter shelter Tuesday.
A dozen businesses have joined Multnomah County and the City of Portland to open a winter shelter for men ages 55 and older, veterans or men with a disability.
The Willamette Center, 5120 S.E. Milwaukie Ave, will serve up to 120 people, including women and 45 couples. It is the largest couples shelter in the area.
More than 9,000 people at risk of becoming homeless were able to stay in their homes last year, as a result of the efforts of the A Home for Everyone and investments from Multnomah County.
Later this month, the Joint Office of Homeless Services will open a new 24-hour shelter at the location of former Sheriff’s Office.
The Multnomah County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday approved an Intergovernmental Agreement between the county and the City of Portland establishing the Joint Office of Homeless Services.
This interactive map displays all of the shelters distributed across Multnomah County and the City of Portland.
Annual medical examiner review of deaths among people experiencing homelessness in Multnomah County.