On May 19, 2020, voters in greater Portland approved a measure that would raise money for supportive housing services for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The Supportive Housing Services Oversight Committee makes recommendations to Metro Council to ensure that investments meet the regional goals and desired outcomes of the regional supportive housing services program.
The Metro Council will consider appointment of the nominated members on Nov.19. The community oversight committee will be tasked with providing independent and transparent oversight of the Supportive Housing Services program implementation. The community oversight committee is expected to meet monthly through June 2021 in preparation for program implementation with additional meetings to follow. The meetings are open to the public. A period for public comment will be provided during each meeting; check the meeting agenda for details.
If you would like to provide testimony
Submit written testimony by emailing [email protected]. Testimony received by 8 a.m. the day of the meeting will be shared with the committee in advance. All written testimony received will be added to the meeting record.
Those wishing to testify orally are encouraged to sign up in advance by either: (a) contacting the Program Assistant by email at [email protected] and providing your name and the agenda item on which you wish to testify or (b) calling 503-797-1756 and leaving a voicemail at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled meeting time. We provide time for public comment on every agenda and if time permits you may be able to testify without prior notice.
Individuals will have three minutes to testify unless otherwise stated at the meeting.