Poverty and Homelessness Board

151 W 7th Ave, Room 560
Eugene, OR  97401 



Board Meeting Webcasts
Starting October 2018, all Poverty and Homelessness Board meetings are webcast and available to watch here: https://lanecounty.ompnetwork.org/


The Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB) is an action oriented group of elected officials, community stakeholders, and individuals who represent low-income and homeless people's concerns.

Meeting Schedule

The PHB meets the third Thursday of each month, noon to 1:30 p.m. 

NEW: You can watch LIVE on Comcast Channel 21 or at https://lanecounty.ompnetwork.org/

Alternating Poverty and Homeless Board and PHB Executive Committee meetings and locations.

View the Lane County Calendar for Meeting Time and Location


The Board Membership consists of 15 voting positions- A quorum for the purpose of doing business shall be a majority of the PHB membership which constitutes half plus one.  6 Ex officio members attend meetings and participate in the discussion representing their agencies.

Membership Term

Elected representatives shall serve for a term of one 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.

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Advisory Group Vacancy:


The Lived Experience Advisory Group for Unhoused Engagement (LEAGUE) is a group made up of individuals who are currently experiencing, or who have formerly experienced, homelessness or housing instability. The purpose of this group is to:


  • Advise the Poverty and Homelessness Board on projects related to its mission and strategic plan from the perspective of current and formerly homeless individuals.

  • Provide expertise of those with lived experience and gain feedback from those who are currently engaging, or have previously engaged, with the homeless service system in Lane County.

  • Advocate for the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Lane County and ensure a strong voice of those with lived experience is represented in all aspects of the Poverty and Homelessness Board.


    We are seeking 3-5 new members for this group. If you are interested in being a member of this group, please complete an application. The deadline for application submission is September 16th.


    If you have questions regarding this application, please contact Amanda Borta at amanda.borta@co.lane.or.us or (541) 682.6526


    1. Hardcopy applications can be accessed on the Lane County website, under “Vacancies”: http://bit.ly/LaneCountyPHB or by picking up an application in person at Lane County Human Services (address below)

      Please submit 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 submit by e-mail to diana.alldredge@co.lane.or.us or submit by fax to (541) 682-9839.


    2. Online application can be accessed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LEAGUEAPP2019


To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.



As this is meant to be a group consisting of those with lived experience, please pass this along to consumer councils, tenant leadership councils, consumer advisory committees, or encourage those with lived experience to apply.

Application LEAGUE 8-15-19.pdf

PHB Strategic Plan 2016-2021

PHB Strategic Plan 2016-2021
Living Document-PHB Strategic Plan Matrix:  
The Poverty and Homelessness Board actively coordinates community stakeholders to achieve the goals in their Strategic Plan (2016-2021).  This is a living document that is consistently updated.  Please check back for updates on progress towards achieving Strategic Plan goals.