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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 the provision and access to homeless services. The task force sunsets on Jan. 2, 2026. 

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 the state's funding structure to address racial disparities among people experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity, including considering 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 the 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 Materials

Operating By-Laws and Principles

Task Force Appointees

According to Section 7 of HB 2100, task force appointees are representative of diverse perspectives and experiences, including organizations that focus on street outreach and unsheltered homelessness, shelter, rapid rehousing, homelessness prevention or domestic and sexual violence, and 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 Reports

 January 2022 Legislative Report: Findings and Recommendations 

 January 2022 Legislative Report: Executive Summary 



Upcoming Meetings 

Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m | Meeting Link | Call in: +1 571-348-5774, ID: 191829944#  

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m | Meeting Link | Call in: +1 571-348-5774, ID: 191829944#  

Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2022, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m | Meeting Link | Call in: +1 571-348-5774, ID: 191829944#  

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m | Meeting Link | Call in: +1 571-348-5774, ID: 191829944#  

Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m | Meeting Link | Call in: +1 571-348-5774, ID: 191829944#  

Wednesday, March 15, 2023, 5:00 p.m - 6:30 p.m | Meeting Link | Call in: +1 571-348-5774, ID: 191829944#


Past Meetings 

Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 (In-Person Task Force Retreat with Hybrid Option Available) |Agenda | Retreat Presentation | Retreat Summary

Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022 |Agenda |Presentation | Meeting Recording |Meeting Summary 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 |Agenda |Racial Equity Glossary |Presentation | Meeting Recording |Meeting Summary

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 |Presentation | Meeting Recording |Meeting Summary

Thursday, May 19, 2022 Presentation |Meeting Recording |Meeting Summary

Monday, Nov. 29, 2021 |Presentation |Meeting Recording |Meeting Summary

Monday, Dec. 20, 2021 | Presentation | Meeting Recording | Meeting Summary

Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 | Presentation | Meeting Recording | Meeting Summary 

Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 | Presentation | Meeting Recording | Meeting Summary

Monday, Jan. 10, 2022 | Presentation | Meeting Recording  | Meeting Summary 

Wednesday, Jan.12, 2022 |Presentation | Meeting Summary