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 Metro Council has appointed the Tri-County Planning Body to help create goals, strategies and metrics, and guide a regional investment fund to address homelessness across the region. The group does not replace community-centered local implementation plans, but helps the program be as effective as possible by coordinating across the region.
The Tri-County Planning Body meets monthly through July 2023 in preparation for developing a regional plan as identified in the Supportive Housing Services work plan and counties’ implementation plans. 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 3 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 3 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 housingser[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.