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