In May 2020, Metro voters passed the Supportive Housing Services measure — Measure 26-210. The measure will raise money for supportive housing services for people experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness. Clackamas County will receive 21.33% of the total revenue generated.
Each county developed their own Local Implementation Plan detailing how they are utilizing the raised funds to tackle chronic homelessness. Clackamas County’s plan identifies and outlines unmet needs and investment priorities for rental assistance and supportive services. The program prioritizes Communities of Color, and 75% of funds are prioritized for extremely low-income households with at least one disabling condition that are experiencing or at imminent risk of experiencing long-term literal homelessness.
Clackamas County residents are transforming their lives with support from the supportive housing services program. Clackamas County uses our fund to help people exit homelessness and regain their lives for good in safe, stable long-term housing. Here is the supportive housing services progress to date, in numbers and stories.
people placed in permanent housing
rooms for emergency shelter and short-term housing
New program provides trash pickup to homeless encampments and offers housing and services