Housing and Supportive Services Network (HSSN)

The Housing and Supportive Services Network (HSSN) was developed to plan and implement a Continuum of Care for individuals and families who are homeless or may have special needs. The Network ensures that a Continuum of Care provides integrated and coordinated access to a range of affordable housing and services designed to prevent homelessness and help families and individuals experiencing homelessness to achieve their maximum level of independence and self-sufficiency.

In 2013, the HSSN engaged community stakeholders in an intensive and detailed look at how policies, processes, partnerships and programming connects people with disabilities to housing, services and health care opportunities. Washington County performed a planning project funded by the Oregon Health Authority under the Real Choice Building Sustainable Partnerships for Housing (BSPH) initiative, a national effort between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in support of the Olmstead Decision and the Melville Act. Outcomes of the Real Choice project are outlined in the Washington County BSPH Report on Outcomes and Recommendations released on September 11, 2013.

 

CoC Program Administrative Plan:

 

 

HSSN Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Please see the HSSN Meetings Agendas and Minutes list for dates of upcoming meetings and agendas and minutes from past meetings.

 

HSSN Strategic Planning and Discharge Workgroup (the CoC Board)

Role: The Workgroup is comprised of public and private representatives of the homeless subpopulations that exist within the CoC geographic region, a formerly homeless consumer representative, and the Emergency Solutions Grant recipient agency. The Workgroup is the jurisdictional CoC Administrative Board, as established by the HSSN Mission and Governance Policy.

Responsibilities: Perform CoC strategic planning, coordinate with and/or assist in State and local discharge planning, review performance outcomes of HMIS and HUD-funded programs, develop housing and service systems alignment, make funding decisions, and approve the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance grant application to HUD.

Please see HSSN Workgroup Meeting Agendas and Minutes for past and future meeting information.

 

 

HSSN Partners

With the Department of Housing Services playing an active role, Washington County's Housing and Supportive Services Network has established itself as a vital planning, coordinating and resource development body for homeless services in the county.  The groups is largely composed of representatives of non-profit organizations, direct service providers, and public agencies who share a commitment to developing a continuum of opportunities for the homeless.  The HSSN has been instrumental in streamlining the referral process by providing a forum for Washington County agencies and non-profit organizations to share information, refer clients to each other, and collaborate on federal applications to bring resources to the county.

The following organizations currently participate in the HSSN:

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Beaverton First Baptist Church

Beaverton School District

Bienestar

Boy Scouts of America, Troop 208

Boys and Girls Aid

Bridges to Change | Homeless to Work Program

Calvin Presbyterian Church - Tigard

Care to Share

Cascade AIDS Project

City of Beaverton

CODA

Community Action

Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)

Daytime Enrichment Activities and Recreation (DEAR)

Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC)

Families for Independent Living

Family Bridge | Interfaith Hospitality Network

Forest Grove School District

Forest Grove United Church of Christ

Good Neighbor Center

Hillsboro Congregational United Church of Christ

HomePlate

Housing Authority of Washington County

Housing Independence

Job Corps

LifeWorks Northwest

Love, Inc.

Luke-Dorf, Inc.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Open Door Counseling Center

Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon Food Bank

Pacific University

Portland Housing Center

Project Access NOW

Project Bloom

REACH Community Development, Inc.

Recovery Association Project

Ride Connection

Rolling Hills Community Church

Salvation Army Veterans and Families Center

Sequoia Mental Health Services, Inc.

Soldiers to Veterans

Sonrise Church

St. Anthony Catholic Church - Tigard 

St. Francis Catholic Church

The Salvation Army

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Washington County Commission on Children and Families

Washington County Cooperative Library Services

Washington County Mental Health Services

Washington County Department of Community Corrections

Washington County Department of Housing Services

Washington County Disability, Aging, and Veteran Services

Washington County Office of Community Development

Washington County Reentry Council

Washington County Sheriff's Office

Willamette West Habitat for Humanity

WorkSource Oregon

Worksystems, Inc.