Joint Office of Homeless Services Advisory Bodies:

JOHS Community Advisory Bodies

The Joint Office of Homeless Services has advisory boards and committees that give community input to Joint Office leadership and to the Portland City Council and the Board of County Commissioners. These advisory groups provide opportunities for community members to learn about the Joint Office’s work, bring a community perspective to our decision-making, and make recommendations on programs, services and policies.

Around 20 people gathered around a large table

Upcoming public meetings

Continuum of Care Board

Thursday, November 16th, 2023  ⋅  11:00am – 1:00pm

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Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Advisory Committee

Thursday, December 14th, 2023  ⋅  3:00 – 4:30pm

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Charlette, a client at Blackburn Center, who shared her success story

Our values:

Collaboration: We recognize our interdependence as individuals and as an organization, and approach our work with a spirit of partnership and shared power with those experiencing homelessness and other stakeholders.

Equity: We commit to achieving equity for all individuals. We acknowledge the existence of structural racism and develop, implement and evaluate policies and practices that achieve equitable outcomes with a focus on eliminating the disparities that people of color experience. We believe that focusing on racial equity will allow us to more effectively serve all communities.

Inclusion: We foster within our office and within the community that we serve a culture of safety and belonging that ensures that the voices of people who have been historically excluded, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+, and others experiencing homelessness, are truly heard and shape the direction of our work.

If you have questions about the Joint Office of Homeless Services Community Advisory Bodies, please email or call 971-284-0359.