DATE: April 18, 2017
CONTACT: Amanda Borta 541-682-6526
The Lane County Board of Commissioners in cooperation with the Cities of Eugene and Springfield through the Human Services Division (HSD) is seeking applications for two people to serve on the Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB): One (1) Homeless Youth Representative and one (1) Health Care Representative who will serve on behalf of community members of Lane County. The applicants may represent a service provider, a consumer/former consumer or an organization.
The Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB) provides advice to the Board of County Commissioners and the intergovernmental Human Services Commission with the goal of reducing and preventing poverty and homelessness in Lane County. It assists the development of the delivery of housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are impoverished or homeless improving their stability. It assists to maximize the allocation of local, state and federal funds made available for this purpose. It serves as the administrative board for the Lane County Community Action Agency and as the oversight board for the Lane County Continuum of Care.
Its tasks shall include: participate in the development of the county’s planning , implementation and monitoring of performance and evaluate outcomes of programs serving low-income and homeless persons; develop and review program polices and priorities; assure the coordination and implementation of a housing and human service system; review coordinated assessment system for service access; review and approve privacy, security, and data quality plans, policies and procedures, and performance measures for the Human Services Management Information System; review the process for performance improvement ;participate in a point-in-time count of homeless persons that is conducted at least biannually; review an annual gaps analysis that is conducted of homelessness needs and services; develop program and financial priorities for the distribution of public funds; assure a collaborative, fair, and transparent process for developing priorities for projects to be submitted in grant applications to funders; and, review the efficiency and effectiveness of funding expenditures for funded activities
STAFFING: Department of Health and Human Services
MEETS: Monthly, or as needed
TERM: 3 year terms for voting members ending June 30, Non-voting members are 1-year terms ending June 30, 1 year terms for public officials.
MANDATED: 24 CFR 578.7, ORS 458.505
MEMBERSHIP: (12) The Board shall consist of twelve voting members appointed by the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Representation shall be as follows: A third of the members shall be public officials currently serving or their designees; a third of the members shall be representatives of low income persons in Lane County selected democratically; a third of the members shall represent business, law enforcement, the private philanthropic sector, faith-based organizations, education, healthcare or other major groups of interest in the community. **note the BCC increased voting member to 15 on February 14, 2017
Public officials shall consist of one Lane County Commissioner, one City of Eugene, one City of Springfield and one rural Lane County elected official. The Board shall also consist of non-voting ex-officio participants representing governmental agencies and departments that are responsible for housing, employment, health and human services and public welfare and continuum of care grant co-applicants.
VACANCY: Two vacancies: One (1) Homeless Youth Representative and one (1) Health Care Representative who will serve on behalf of community members of Lane County. The applicant may represent a service provider, a consumer/former consumer or an organization.
TERMS: Elected representatives shall serve for a term of one (1) year, which terms shall begin within thirty days after the beginning of the calendar year. Community and Citizen Members shall serve for terms of three years, except that, of the members first appointed, two (2) shall serve for a term of one year, three (3) shall serve for a term of two years, and three (3) shall serve for a term of three years.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2017
Hardcopy applications can be submitted to the Human Services Division located on the 5th floor of the Lane County Health & Human Services Building, 151 W. 7th Avenue, Room 560, Eugene, or submitted by e-mail to email@example.com, or submitted by fax to (541) 682-9839.
Online applications are available on the Lane County website:
To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.
For additional information about the Poverty and Homelessness Board, please go to our website at
or you are welcome to call 541-682-3798.