Want to join the tri county planning body?
Metro and the three counties are currently seeking new members to form this advisory group that will help guide implementation of the regional program. Applications are due Feb. 18, 2022, at 5 p.m.
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Supportive housing services is guided by regional goals. By embracing regionalism through shared learning and collaboration to support systems coordination and integration, Metro, Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington Counties are able to align local implementation plans, strengthen local homelessness care systems and better address homelessness across the region.
Tri County Planning Body
This group will help create goals, strategies, metrics and guide a regional investment fund to address homelessness across the region. The group will not replace community-centered local implementation plans, but will help the program be as effective as possible by coordinating across the region.
The group will:
- Develop a regional plan with strategies, metrics and goals as identified in the SHS workplan and the counties’ implementation plans.
- Review proposals from the counties with strategies and financial investments that advance regional goals and outcomes.
- Provide guidance and recommendations to the counties on the implementation of strategies to achieve regional goals and outcomes.
- Approve and monitor financial investments by county partners from the regional investment fund.
- Provide guidance on using SHS values at a regional level.
- Monitor and provide guidance on the implementation of the regional plan.
The group will include elected officials and people with the following perspectives:
- People who have been homeless and/or very low-income
- Black, Indigenous, People of Color and other marginalized communities
- Culturally responsive and culturally specific service providers
- Elected officials, or their representatives, from each county and Metro
- Representatives from business, faith and philanthropic areas
- People who do housing and homelessness services, who routinely engage with unsheltered people
- People working in health and behavioral health, especially culturally specific healthcare
- Representation ensuring geographic diversity.