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 has appointed a community oversight committee to provide independent and transparent oversight of the housing bond implementation. The community oversight committee will be tasked with providing independent and transparent oversight of the Supportive Housing Services program implementation. The community oversight committee meets 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 5 p.m. the Friday before the meeting will be shared with the committee in advance. All written testimony received will be added to the meeting record. Written testimony received after the 5 p.m. deadline will be shared with the committee after the meeting.
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) if time permits you may be able to testify without prior notice by letting the facilitator know during the public testimony period in the virtual meeting.
Individuals will have three minutes to testify unless otherwise stated at the meeting.