In May of 2020, voters approved Measure 26-210 known as Metro Supportive Housing to fund services for people experiencing or at extreme risk of homelessness. Thanks to voters, Metro now partners with ClackamasMultnomah and Washington counties to reduce homelessness through services that help people find and keep safe and stable home. Goals for the 10-year program are to connect 5,000 chronically homeless households with supportive housing and stabilize 10,000 households at risk of or experiencing homelessness in permanent housing.

Housing insecurity and homelessness impact Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) at disproportionately higher rates compared to white communities. Addressing homelessness and housing insecurity requires intentional efforts to address racial disparities and policies that continue to cause harm to BIPOC communities. The Metro Housing department is committed to advancing racial equity through the implementation of the Metro Affordable Housing Bond and Supportive Housing Services measures as well as internally as a department through Metro’s values and the values that guide our work:

  • Advancing racial equity & dismantling oppression
  • Trust
  • Creativity
  • Relationships

The people hired into these roles will apply these values as they take a human-centered approach to inspire, motivate, and empower others to continuously develop, learn and grow to better serve the many diverse communities that make up Metro. Apply Here

Questions?

Recruiter: Megan Warneke

Email: megan.warneke@oregonmetro.gov