In April of 2006 Oregon’s governor Ted Kulongoski signed Executive Order No. 06-05 creating the Ending Homelessness Advisory Council (EHAC). It was “housed” in the Department of Housing and Community Services (OHCS). In approximately 2015 (or as early as 2012) the council was dissolved.
A HOME FOR HOPE - A 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness - Status Report: Year Two - November 2011
Our second annual report on Oregon’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness charts the progress of our work to end homelessness during a challenging national and state economic recession. The 10-Year Plan offers a blueprint for how state agencies and community partners can work together to confront the issues that cause homelessness and create the housing and supportive services needed to end it. Everyone deserves a place to live. Children deserve a safe, warm home and families need to stay together in a secure environment to succeed. As the January 2011 one-night count of people who were living on the streets, in emergency shelters or in transitional housing shows, the global recession has taken a devastating toll. The number of people experiencing homelessness increased 29 percent from 2009 levels to 22,116 individuals in 2011.
A HOME FOR HOPE - A 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness - Status Report: Year One - November 2009
Since the adoption of the state’s plan in 2008, much has happened in our state. Oregon still suffers from the effects of the nation’s economic crisis. The 2009 homeless count reported a 37 percent increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness from the previous year. Demand for assistance more than doubled across all of human services sectors. According to one federal report, Oregon has the highest per capita rate of homelessness in the nation.
A HOME FOR HOPE - A 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness in Oregon - June 2008
Oregon’s 10-year plan to end homelessness requires new ways of thinking and working. The state’s success will depend on new partnerships and integration between all levels of government and ultimately a less clear divide between public and private. The ultimate goal: to address the problem of homelessness holistically, from its root causes to its troubling effects.