A Road Home

Homelessness is a community concern with no jurisdictional boundaries and can best be addressed through a comprehensive plan focused on prevention and ending of homelessness, and implemented through collaborative partnerships to care for this most vulnerable population. A Road Home is the cornerstone to developing strategies, programs, and activities that can best assist homeless families and individuals move to housing and self-sufficiency. Ending a complex problem like homelessness requires a commitment from all members of our community – government officials, faith and civic groups, philanthropies, businesses, housing and service providers, and concerned individuals.

On June 3, 2008, the Board of Commissioners approved A Road Home: 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness (2008 to 2018).

 

Developing the Next Phase of "A Road Home"

Washington County and our community stakeholders recognize the outcomes achieved in reducing homelessness during the first 9-years of implementing A Road Home despite the "great recession" of 2009 and the "housing crisis" that began in 2013. However, we have not completed our mission to end homelessness for all who seek a place to call home.

On July 20, the Homeless Plan Advisory Committee expressed support for the HSSN to begin the planning process to develop a new phase of jurisdiction's homeless response plan.

On September 6, the HSSN launched a planning process that included the decision to develop a plan expiring on June 2025, and consensus to title the newest version of A Road Home as A Road Home: A Community Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. Updates will be posted on this website, and the proposed timeline follows:

10/4/17   HSSN receives the Work Plan for the next phase of A Road Home
4/5/18     HSSN reviews proposed draft of A Road Home
4/19/18   HPAC reviews final draft of A Road Home, and recommends to the Board of County Commissioners
6/5/18     Washington County Board of Commissioners considers action to approve the amendment A Road Home plan to prevent and end homelessness.

 

The following Workgroups have been formed to facilitate community engagement and development of the Plan. If you have questions, contact Annette Evans at 503-846-4760 or email Annette_Evans@co.washington.or.us.

HOUSING WORKGROUP:  Jeff Salvon, City of Beaverton

Future Meetings: 8:30 a.m., Tualatin Room at Beaverton City Hall, 12725 SW Millikan Way, Beaverton, Oregon

Thursday: 10/5/2017, 11/2/2017, 12/7/2017, 1/4/2018, 2/1/2018

 

HUMAN SERVICES WORKGROUP:  Greg Watson and Josh Thomas, Washington County Health and Human Services

Future Meetings: 10 a.m., TBD

Monday: 10/16/2017, 11/20/2017, 12/18/2017, 1/22/18, 2/26/18

 

ECONOMIC SUPPORTS WORKGROUP: Katherine Galian, Community Action Organization

Future Meetings: 2 p.m., Community Action, 1001 SW Baseline Street, Hillsboro, Oregon

Wednesday: 11/15/2017*, 12/20/2017, 1/17/2018*, 2/21/2018  

*Joint meeting of Anti-Poverty Strategy Workgroup and Economic Supports Workgroup

 

HOMELESSNESS WORKGROUP: Annette Evans, Washington County Department of Housing Services

Future Meetings: 2 p.m., Room 105 at Juvenile Services Building, 111 NE Lincoln Street, Hillsboro, Oregon

Monday: 10/23/2017, TBD

 

A Road Home: Annual Reports and Related Information

Washington County 10-Year Plan

 

Work Plans

Media Releases

Annual Homeless Assessment Reports

Homeless Summary - A Look Back and Where We Are Today

 

Homeless Plan Advisory Committee (HPAC)


State of Oregon 10-Year Plan

 

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness

For more information, please contact Annette Evans.