JOHS Community Advisory Bodies

CoC Board and SHS Advisory Committee Member Recruitment

Our area’s Continuum of Care (CoC) Board and Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Advisory Committee are recruiting for new members.

The CoC Board is the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) mandated steward of more than $35 million worth of federal funding for permanent housing, data infrastructure, and coordinated entry. The SHS Advisory Committee advises Multnomah County on adherence to the Metro Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Measure, which was passed by voters in 2020 to fund services for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

Full CoC Board Member Position Description 

Full SHS Board Member Position Description

Applications are due May 10th, 2024

Applications due May 10, 2024

If you are looking for a way to support the region’s effort to end homelessness, please apply!

Applications will be accepted using online form, and other options are available. If you would like to apply over the phone, please call (971) 442-0167.  If you need support or have questions, email

For more information, see the video below to learn  about the work of these committees and how to apply!

The Joint Office of Homeless Services has advisory boards and committees that give community input to Joint Office leadership and to the Portland City Council and the Board of County Commissioners. These advisory groups provide opportunities for community members to learn about the Joint Office’s work, bring a community perspective to our decision-making, and make recommendations on programs, services and policies.

2023 Summary of Work of JOHS Advisory Bodies

Around 20 people gathered around a large table

Upcoming public meetings

Community Budget Advisory Committee (CBAC)

Monday, June 3rd, 2024  ⋅  4:00 – 6:00pm

Join the Zoom meeting by clicking here.

Continuum of Care Board

Thursday, June 20th, 2024  ⋅  11:00am – 1:00pm

Click here for Virtual Meeting

Supportive Housing Services (SHS) Advisory Committee

Thursday, June 13th, 2024  ⋅  3:00 – 4:30pm

Click here for Virtual Meeting

(for the meeting passcode, please check the agenda)


Charlette, a client at Blackburn Center, who shared her success story

Our values:

Collaboration: We recognize our interdependence as individuals and as an organization, and approach our work with a spirit of partnership and shared power with those experiencing homelessness and other stakeholders.

Equity: We commit to achieving equity for all individuals. We acknowledge the existence of structural racism and develop, implement and evaluate policies and practices that achieve equitable outcomes with a focus on eliminating the disparities that people of color experience. We believe that focusing on racial equity will allow us to more effectively serve all communities.

Inclusion: We foster within our office and within the community that we serve a culture of safety and belonging that ensures that the voices of people who have been historically excluded, including people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQIA2S+, and others experiencing homelessness, are truly heard and shape the direction of our work.

If you have questions about the Joint Office of Homeless Services Community Advisory Bodies, please email or call 971-284-0359.