Poverty and Homelessness Board

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

Phone
541-682-3798

Fax
541-682-3760 

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

Purpose

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

Membership

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.

Department Website

Vacancies

Advisory Group Vacancy:

 1) Homeless Youth Representative: 
The Lane County Board of Commissioners in cooperation with the Cities of Eugene and Springfield through the Human Services Division (HSD) is seeking applications to fill one position on the Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB):   One (1) Homeless Youth 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 applicant should have lived experience of homelessness, which can be current or former homelessness. 
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.
PHB 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:  This vacancy notice is to fulfill a vacated term, ending 6/30/2021.

MANDATED: 24 CFR 578.7, ORS 458.505

MEMBERSHIP: (15) The Board shall consist of fifteen voting members appointed by the Lane County Board of Commissioners. In accordance with 42 U.S. Code § 9910, the Poverty and Homelessness Board shall be a tri-partite board composed of one third elected officials (holding office on the date of selection); one third representatives of low-income individuals and families; one third members of business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, education, or other major groups and interests in the community. 

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.

In addition to the Board members, up to seven (7) Ex-Officio participants are invited to attend meetings and participate in the discussion representing key community stakeholders. 

VACANCY: One vacancy:   One (1) Homeless Youth 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.  

APPLICATION DEADLINE:     5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 23, 2020

Electronic Applications Preferred. 

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 diana.alldredge@lanecountyor.gov.

Online applications are available on the Lane County website: https://www.lanecounty.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3585797/File/Government/Advisory%20Boards%20and%20Commissions/Committee%20Application%20Forms/applicationadvisorycommittee.pdf

To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203. 
2) Vacancy: Lived Experience Advisory Group for Unhoused Engagement (LEAGUE)

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.

    LEAGUE is currently seeking up to 3 new members, with at least 2 of them representing rural Lane County (residing in or significant life experience living in rural Oregon/Lane County, outside of the Eugene/Springfield metro area). We are seeking 3-5 new members for this group. The deadline for application submission is 5 p.m. April 13, 2020

     

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

    To apply: go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Q9X2Z2J 
    c. by picking up an application in person at Lane County Human Services (address below)
    To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.

  • Please submit hard copy applications 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@lanecountyor.gov or submit by fax to (541) 682-9839.

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.



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.

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