Housing and Supportive Services Network (HSSN)

The Housing and Supportive Services Network (HSSN) is open to the public and actively recruits community members and providers to join our planning meetings. The network meets to perform planning, coordination of services and housing, and education to the public on serving individuals and families who are "at risk" or homeless and may have special needs. The HSSN ensures that a Continuum of Care (CoC) 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.

HSSN Governance Chart

To facilitate communication within the CoC membership (the HSSN), members may request to be added to the email listserv maintained by the CoC Lead Agency (Washington County Housing Services). Members may share communication via the HSSN Listserv in accordance with the mission of HSSN to promote the collaborative sharing of information in the following areas:

  • CoC planning meetings; e.g. HSSN, HSSN Workgroup (the CoC Board), and various CoC subcommittees. 
  • Service and education fairs, events, and program vacancies targeted to serve "at risk" or homeless populations.
  • Employment and internship opportunities.
  • Funding and grant announcements.
  • Local, State and Federal Regulatory and Legislative Policy Announcements.
  • Statistical data publications that benefit CoC planning and funding development.
  • Training opportunities.
  • Agency Newsletters, excluding newsletters with strong political advocacy and/or religious language or symbols.

To receive or sharing information, contact the HSSN Listserv author Annette_Evans@co.washington.or.us

 CoC Program Written Standards and Policy - 24 CFR Part 578

 HUD Program Regulations

  • Federal Register Vol. 76, No 233 (page 75994) 24 CFR Part 91, 582 and 582: Homeless Emergency And Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH), Defining Homelessness.

Homeless Policy, Ordinance, Statutes


"Real Choice" Building Sustainable Partnerships for Housing (BSPH) Initiative

In 2013, community stakeholders reviewed policies, processes, partnerships, and programming that connects people experiencing disabilities to housing, services, and health care opportunities. Washington County performed a planning project funded by the Oregon Health Authority under the 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 BSPH project are outlined in the Washington County BSPH Report on Outcomes and Recommendations released on September 11, 2013.

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 OR-506 CoC Board

The CoC Board Positions.

Please see HSSN CoC Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes.


HSSN Housing & Health Subcommittee

Please see HSSN Housing & Health Subcommittee Meeting Agenda and Notes 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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ASSIST Program

Beaverton First Baptist Church

Beaverton School District


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


Community Action

Community Warehouse

Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)

Daytime Enrichment Activities and Recreation (DEAR)

Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC)

Families for Independent Living

Family Promise of Greater Washington County | Interfaith Hospitality Network

Family Promise of Tualatin Valley

Forest Grove School District

Forest Grove United Church of Christ

Good Neighbor Center

Hillsboro Congregational United Church of Christ


Housing Authority of Washington County

Housing Independence

Job Corps

Just Compassion of East Washington County

LifeWorks Northwest

Love, Inc.

Luke-Dorf, Inc.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Old Town Church

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

Safe Families for Children

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

SW Community Health Center

The Community Housing Fund

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.