SHS Advisory Committee

The SHS Advisory Committee advises Multnomah County on adherence to the Metro Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Measure and the County’s Local Implementation Plan (LIP) and future regional plans, and will provide accountability and recommendations related to the LIP and SHS program.

The SHS Measure (Measure 26-210) was passed by voters in Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas County in 2020 to fund services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The aim of the Measure is to reduce homelessness through services that help people find and keep safe and stable homes.


The SHS Advisory Committee includes community members who:

  • have lived experience of homelessness and/or extreme poverty;
  • are from Black, Indigenous and people of color and other marginalized communities;
  • provide culturally responsive and culturally specific services;
  • are representatives from the county and cities participating in the 2018 affordable housing bond;
  • work in the business, faith, and philanthropic sectors;
  • come from County/City agencies responsible for implementing housing and homelessness services;
  • are health and behavioral health representatives;
  • and represent diverse geographic areas.

Committee members serve terms of 2 to 3 years and work to ensure that there is not a full turnover of Committee members at any given time.

Members of the SHS Advisory Committee 2023

  1. Cheryl Carter, Community Member
  2. Sandra Comstock, Hygiene4All
  3. Julia Delgado, Urban League of Portland
  4. Desiree’ DuBoise, Community Member
  5. Xenia Gonzalez, Community Member
  6. Jessica Harper, City of Gresham
  7. Yvette Hernandez, Community Member
  8. Shannon Jones, Community Member
  9. Jessica Mathis, Community Member
  10. Mitzaidamarie Pennet, NW Pilot Project
  11. Patrick Reynolds, Business Owner
  12. Johnnie Shaver, Community Member
  13. Jamar Summerfield, Restorative Justice
  14. Ria Tsinas, Perinatal Harm Reduction

Past Meetings

Thursday, November 9th, 2023  | 3:00 – 4:30pm
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Thursday, October12th, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:30pm
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Thursday, September 14th, 2023 | 3:00 – 4:30pm
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Thursday, August 10th, 2023 | 3:00 – 5:00pm
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Thursday, June 8th, 2023 | 3:00 – 5:00pm
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Thursday, April 13th, 2023 | 3:00 – 5:00pm
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Thursday, February 9th, 2023 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
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Thursday, December 8th, 2022 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm
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Thursday, October 13th, 2022 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
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