December 12, 2012

In December 2011, the Portland City Council appointed a Task Force on Homelessness to draft a plan to prevent and end homelessness. Jon Jennings (business community leader), UWGP’s President and CEO Suzanne McCormick and former City Councilor Dory-Ann Waxman chaired the task force. Click here to see the task force members.

The final report recommends:

  • Centralizing the in-take process at shelters.
  • Building three 35-unit housing complexes with in-house supportive services for tenants.
  • Expanding case management services to align with the clients’ needs, rather than what is reimbursable.

Related Materials:

Task Force Final Report

Sketchnotes: ICL Leadership in Action Breakfast Series featuring Suzanne McCormick and Mark Swann (December 12, 2012)

Monthly Shelter Statistics

Task force report on homelessness advances in Portland (The Forecaster, November 21, 2012)

Who Are Portland’s Homeless? (Portland Press Herald, October 15, 2012)

Employed but still homeless, working poor say ‘Homelessness can happen to anybody” (Rock Center with Brian Williams, November 28, 2012)