Date: Tuesday, Oct 20

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Venue: Zoom link will be provided through registration system prior to event

Moderator:

Angela Martin, Executive Director, HereTogether Coalition

Presenter:

Katrina Holland, Executive Director, JOIN
Jon Issacs, VP Government Affairs, Portland Business Alliance
Tyler MacInnis, Executive Director, Welcome Home Coalition

Description:
Last May, voters in Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington counties passed the HereTogether-Metro regional Supportive Housing Services measure. At $2.5 Billion it is the largest per capita investment in homeless services in the U.S., more than doubling the region’s spending on homeless services. Learn how the campaign structured their early pillars of success by building a community and business coalition before going to the voters, creating a public education campaign focused on stories of people with lived experiences with homelessness, and developing a policy framework centered on racial equity. The voter-approved program will prioritize services for BIPOC experiencing prolonged homelessness with complex disabilities, and BIPOC households experiencing short-term homelessness or at risk of homelessness.