Working To Address Homelessness In Multnomah County

Illustration of people under a roof 6,905 People Served in Shelters
Illustration of a house and some trees 4,266 People Placed into Housing
Illustration of people in a circle with a pencil and paper between them 13,686 People Enrolled in Housing Programs

Data from Fiscal Year 2023

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Applications Due Friday, May 10, 2024

CoC Board and SHS Advisory Committee Member Recruitment

Our area’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Board and Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Advisory Committee are recruiting for new members. Applications open Friday, April 19.

If you are looking for a way to support the region’s effort to end homelessness, please apply!

For more information, join us on April 25th from 12:30-1:30 to learn  about the work of these committees and how to apply!

Applications will be accepted using online form, and other options are available. If you would like to apply over the phone, please call (971) 442-0167.  If you need support or have questions, email

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Supportive Housing Services Annual Report shows 99% Supportive Housing Retention Rate

FY23 SHS Annual Report

Multnomah County, Oregon (Nov. 6, 2023)

The Joint Office of Homeless Services released its second annual report on the Supportive Housing Services Measure — including new data that shows 99% of the 532 tenants who moved into permanent supportive housing during the Measure’s first year had remained stably housed 12 months later. The County also achieved its racial equity, shelter, and eviction prevention goals.

Images of five clients and staff who were interviewed for the SHS annual report.

We Can Prevent & End Homelessness

Making Homelessness a Rare & Brief Experience

The Joint Office works to address the homelessness crisis in Multnomah County. We work with community-based organizations and government agencies to provide coordinated, participant-driven and equity-based services for those experiencing at risk of homelessness.

We recognize the co-occurring crises that people living unhoused face, including living with medical conditions and disabilities, behavioral health issues and substance use disorders. That is why we engage each person experiencing homelessness using a multi-faceted and holistic approach.

Data Dashboard

Tracking Progress

View the key metrics we use to track progress, identify service gaps and improve outcomes.

New Housing Placements

This new housing placements chart shows the number of people who moved from homelessness into permanent housing.

New Housing Placements: Demographics

This chart shows the number of people who moved from homelessness into permanent housing, broken down by demographics.

Shelter Capacity

This chart shows the number of available shelter beds at JOHS-supported short-term shelters.

  • The chart shows housing placements by quarter of each Fiscal Year

  • Average shelter capacity (only includes shelters in Multnomah County that receive funding from the Joint Office of Homeless Services)

About The Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS)

Who We Are & What We Do

Formed in 2016, our office coordinates local, state and federal funding to address the homelessness crisis in Portland and Multnomah County. We oversee the delivery of participant-driven, equity-based services to people who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless.

How We Work

Working With Community-Based Organizations

We work in partnership with community-based organizations to ensure that they have the support they need to serve our most vulnerable neighbors.