Collaborating to Bring Permanent Housing Solutions to Oregon

To address the rise in unsheltered homelessness, Governor Tina Kotek declared homelessness a state of emergency in January 2023. The governor’s office, Oregon Housing and Community Services, and Oregon Department of Emergency Management united through Oregon’s Emergency Homelessness Response to provide housing and supportive services to Oregonians experiencing homelessness.

The efforts are proving successful, with outcomes surpassing the three goals of the original emergency order within the first year.

Results at a Glance

See how partners across our state are making progress toward reducing homelessness every day.

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low-barrier shelter beds created,
surpassing the original goal by 447 beds (175%)

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households rehoused,
exceeding the original goal by 226 households (119%)

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households prevented from homelessness,
exceeding the original goal by 273 households (103%)

To continue reducing homelessness and its impacts, Governor Kotek extended the declaration of emergency through January 2025 to:

  • Maintain the added capacity to the state’s shelter system
  • Rehouse additional households experiencing homelessness
  • Prevent homelessness for additional households

Through collaboration, Oregon is putting the infrastructure in place to reduce homelessness now and in the future.

“I am incredibly grateful to so many Oregonians – local government leaders, housing providers, outreach staff, homeless service providers, shelter operators – who, over the last year, did the heavy lifting to meet the urgent goals set forth in my Homelessness State of Emergency. Now, we embark on the next step, armed with stronger infrastructure and lessons learned from our first year tackling this work head on with emergency powers.”
Governor Kotek

Making a Difference

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Who's Involved

Get information on the Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Groups working to respond to and prevent homelessness.

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