Programs and Implementation

Local Implementation Plan

Washington County Department of Housing Services has prepared a Local Implementation Plan (LIP) to guide the implementation of the County’s Supportive Housing Services program. The LIP considers recommendations from broad community feedback, data analysis of current programs, unmet needs and racial disparities in our community, and the shared values and commitments of the regional program. The LIP was informed through a 9 month long advisory committee process comprised of a broad membership of community stakeholders and experts from across Washington County.

On April 6th, 2021, the LIP was approved by the Washington County Board of Commissioners and will be considered by the Metro regional oversight committee on April 26th, 2021. The LIP framework will act as our starting place for program implementation and continually guide our work to address homelessness with supportive housing in Washington County.

Washington County Implementation Readiness

Work is underway to begin programming as soon as July 2021, when program revenues are expected to be available. Implementation readiness has included work to establish accountability metrics and data management systems, partnering with Clackamas and Washington Counties to plan programs and services improved through regional coordination, engaging our community and stakeholders to develop the Local Implementation Plan, and conducting a procurement process to begin service delivery partnerships with local organizations. 

Read the Washington County Supportive Housing Services Local Implementation Plan here

SHS Programs and Enhanced Services Infographic

SHS Housing Navigation Training Videos for Service Providers

View a series of four training videos intended to provide knowledge, expertise, and skills for housing service providers employed by community based organizations in Washington County. 

Community Engagement

Focus groups with stakeholders will be open to the public (see below) and BIPOC focus groups will be private.

Local Implementation Plan Meetings

Meeting Agreement

Agenda Packets:

Local Implementation Plan Advisory Committee

Washington County’s Local Implementation Plan Advisory Committee included a total of 75 committee members that convened for meetings between July 2020-2021. The committee' charge was to inform, guide and review Washington County’s Local Implementation Plan (LIP). The Department of Housing Services thanks the following organizations, partners, and community members for their participation in the LIP Advisory Committee and ongoing partnership:


  • Adelante Mujeres
  • Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
  • Assist – Disability Benefits Training & Consulting (DBTC)
  • Bienestar
  • Boys and Girls Aid
  • CareOregon
  • Centro Cultural
  • City of Beaverton
  • City of Hillsboro
  • City of Tualatin
  • Coalition on Rural Housing Insecurity
  • Community Action
  • The Community Housing Fund (CHF)
  • Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) Inc.
  • Domestic Violence Resource Center
  • Ethiopian and Eritrean Cultural and Resource Center (EECRC)
  • Forest Grove School District
  • Forest Grove United Church of Christ
  • Fubonn Sopping Center
  • Humanity Assistance Kindness Interculturalism (HAKI) Community Organization
  • Home Plate Youth Services
  • Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)
  • JOIN
  • Korean American Coalition
  • Lutheran Community Services Northwest Portland
  • Micronesian Islander Community
  • MindSpring
  • Naito Public Affairs
  • Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) Northwest
  • Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) Portland
  • New Narrative
  • Portland State University
  • SEC
  • Sequoia Mental Health Services, Inc.
  • Unite Oregon
  • Veteran Affairs
  • Vietnamese Community of Oregon
  • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
  • Vision Action Network
  • Washington County Community Corrections
  • Washington County Health and Human Services
  • Washington County Severe Weather Shelter System
  • Welcome Home Coalition
  • Work Systems
  • Western Washington County Task Force