The Coordinating Committee to End Homelessness (CCEH) is a collaboration of community stakeholders committed to ending homelessness in Portland/ Multnomah County. CCEH’s role is to:
- Serve as lead entity for planning and measuring progress on the 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness (10YP) and the Portland region’s HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) process;
- Promote greater coordination between government entities and nonprofit agencies to support more efficient, accessible services for all groups experiencing homelessness, including, but not limited to, families, adults, youth, communities of color, and individuals with disabilities;
- Provide recommendations on broader implementation and policy issues impacting homelessness (e.g., emerging trends, funding prioritization, service gaps).
CCEH meetings are open to the public and there is no formal membership. Monthly participation ranges from 30-50, representing providers, government departments, service users, and other community members. CCEH is facilitated by staff from the Portland Housing Bureau, Ending Homelessness Initiative.
CCEH is led by the CCEH Steering Committee, a committee of eight to twelve members whose responsibilities include setting agendas for CCEH meetings and guiding discussions and recommendations on the 10YP, CoC and other issues related to ending homelessness.
Meetings convene on the third Wednesday of every month, and are held from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, Room 202, located at 1838 SW Jefferson Street in Portland (97201).
Action Items & Next Steps
Action Items (on-going): 10-YP goal-setting and reporting, CoC application review, facilitating opportunities for training, networking and policy updates.
Next Steps: Coordinate consumer and service provider participation in the 10YP Reset Committee process, review annual reports, provide forum for community-wide dialogue, outreach to other stakeholder groups (including, but not limited to, communities of color, faith groups and businesses) to expand ending homelessness efforts.
CCEH maintains an email distribution list with more than 300 contact names and provides bi-monthly email communication about meeting notices, policy updates and announcements.