news & Numbers on homelessness

In a Growing Crisis, Seattle Uses City Hall as a Homeless Shelter

PSU study: More needed to understand, solve homeless crisis

How Portland Tried, And Failed, To Provide
A Bed For All Its Homeless Children

Olympia wants to open 2 homeless camps, but $1.4M price tag gives City Council pause

Who Should Pay for a City’s Homelessness Crisis?

Homelessness and the effect on business

Medford city council votes to expand Hope Village

The future of suburban homelessness? As malls empty, an old Macy’s becomes a homeless shelter.

Beaverton to ban homeless camping on city streets

Average Oregon renter can no longer afford a typical one-bedroom apartment, report finds

Metro Went Big on Its Bond Measure to Fund Portland-Area Affordable Housing. Now It Faces a Fight

This Tiny Home Community In Oregon Is Bringing Shelter And Hope To The Homeless

Portland mayor loses transparency lawsuit over homeless shelter records

Can a new mayor fix San Francisco’s housing and homelessness problems?

Hashtag Your License Plate and Raise Funds for Homeless Services

Worcester task force outlines steps to address homelesseness

Data and Reports

Point in Time Count

Since 2003, HUD has required continuums across our nation to report the number of people who are homeless at a particular time of the year (in the last week of January).  The annual homeless count facilitates the need for continuums to collect data and report on the number of homeless.  The data is used for (1) housing and service planning, (2) demonstrating need, (3) raising public awareness, (4) accurately identifying the needs population, e.g. chronically homeless and veterans, and (5) measuring performance in reducing/ending homelessness.

Data from Oregon's Point in Time Count 2017

Washington County, Oregon Point in Time Activities (All Years Available)

Report: Washington County Homeless Assessment Summary 2018

Report: Washington County Homeless Assessment 2017

Report: United States Council on Homelessness 2017

Report: Federal Strategic Plan to Homelessness