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HB 2100 Task Force on Homelessness and Racial Disparities

About the task force

House Bill 2100, adopted in 2021, directed the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department to establish the Task Force on Homelessness and Racial Disparities that addresses provision and access to homeless services. The task force is to submit a report to appropriate committee of the Legislative Assembly no later than January 15, 2022. The task force sunsets on July 1, 2022. 

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The task force will:
  • Identify and investigate methods by which the state may decrease rates of racial disparity among people experiencing homelessness and receiving services.
  • Identify and investigate potential changes in this state's funding structure to address racial disparities among people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, including consideration of how housing transition of services delivery could be implemented to avoid service disruptions among people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.
  • Consider existing methods and recommend additional methods by which the Housing and Community Services Department and Oregon Housing Stability Council may receive advice and information about needed services for individuals experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.
  • Identify and investigate methods by which the Housing and Community Services Department and Oregon Housing Stability Council may modify contracting process and eligibility for providers of services for individuals experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity.
  • Recommend solutions regarding the funding of services for individuals experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity, including legislation or rulemaking and modifications to:
    • The delivery and eligibility requirements for federal and state funds;
    • The receipt and distribution of information about homelessness and homelessness services by the state; and
    • Methods for addressing racial disparities.

“Racial equity is about applying justice and a little bit of common sense to a system that's been out of balance. When a system is out of balance, people of color feel the impacts most acutely, but, to be clear, an imbalanced system makes all of us pay." – Glenn Harris, president, Race Forward
 
We hope that you will respond as openly and honestly as possible. Your responses are completely anonymous, and you can skip any questions you do not want to answer.

Task force appointees

Pursuant to Section 7 of HB 2100, task force appointees are representative of diverse perspectives and experiencing, including organizations that focus on street outreach and unsheltered homelessness, shelter, rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention or domestic and sexual violence, organizations that address the needs of various people experiencing housing instability, including youth, children and families, adults or seniors, and organizations representing different communities and geographies across Oregon. 

List of HB 2100 Task Force Appointees 


Task Force Report & Executive Summary 
 Findings and Recommendations 

 Executive Summary 

Past meetings 

Monday, November 29, 2021 | PowerPoint Presentation | Meeting Recording | Meeting Summary

Monday, December 20, 2021 | PowerPoint Presentation | Meeting Recording | Meeting Summary

Monday, December 27, 2021 | PowerPoint Presentation | Meeting Recording | Meeting Summary 

Monday, January 3, 2022       | PowerPoint Presentation | Meeting Recording | Meeting Summary

Monday, January 10, 2022     | PowerPoint Presentation | Meeting Recoding  | Meeting Summary 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | PowerPoint Presentation | Meeting Summary