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Homeless Solutions

A resource to help build vibrant, resilient communities

A severe shortage of affordable housing and homelessness in both large and small cities represents a statewide crisis that must be tackled by all levels of government, philanthropy, nonprofits and businesses working together on collaborative solutions. This new online resource offers ideas, examples and best practices that are working across the state for LOC members who are on the front lines of balancing the needs of people, businesses and organizations in building vibrant, resilient communities.

Understanding Homelessness

View an overview, definitions, common terms and myths vs. facts of homelessness.


Read why data is such an important tool, plus view data dashboards and research.

Communications & Public Engagement

Tips for productive community conversations, samples and best practices.


Who should be invited to the table as your city discusses solutions?


Where resources come from, how funds can be used, and technical assistance. 

Shelter Resources

A breakdown of the types of shelters and best practices.

New! Guide to Persons Experiencing Homelessness in Public Spaces

The guide is intended to explain the legal principles involved in regulating public property in light of HB 3115 and recent court decisions.

Download Guide to Persons Experiencing Homelessness

Upcoming Events

Regional Homelessness Workshops

The LOC is hosting four free regional workshops focusing on how public entities can address homelessness in their public spaces. 

  • September 12 - Redmond City Hall
  • September 19 - Hermiston Community Center
  • October 17 - Best Western Agate Beach Inn, Newport
  • October 24 - Cottage Grove Armory

Learn more and register

Watch: Walk-Through of the Homeless Solutions Resource

As this new resource was launched, the LOC hosted a walk-through webinar for city officials. 
Watch the recorded webinar

Homelessness & Public Space

Overview of HB 3115 and Martin v. Boise, plus additional legal guidance.

Additional Resources

Additional links, examples, and information for communities.