The Housing and Supportive Services Network (HSSN) is open to the public and actively recruits community members and providers to join our planning meetings. The network meets to perform planning, coordination of services and housing, and education to the public on the needs of people at risk or experiencing homelessness. The HSSN ensures that our Continuum of Care (CoC) provides integrated and coordinated access to a range of affordable housing and services designed to prevent homelessness and help families and individuals experiencing homelessness to achieve independence and self-sufficiency.
To facilitate communication within the CoC membership (the HSSN), members may request to be added to the email listserv maintained by the CoC Lead Agency (Washington County Housing Services). Members may share communication via the HSSN listserv in accordance with the mission of HSSN that promotes collaborative sharing of information in the following areas:
- CoC planning meetings; e.g. HSSN, the CoC Board, and various CoC subcommittees.
- Service and education fairs, events, and program vacancies targeted to serve at risk and homeless populations.
- Employment and internship opportunities.
- Funding and grant announcements.
- Local, State and Federal Regulatory and Legislative Policy Announcements.
- Statistical data publications that benefit CoC planning and funding development.
- Training opportunities.
- Agency Newsletters, excluding newsletters with strong political advocacy and/or religious language or symbols.
To receive or share information, contact the HSSN Listserv Administrator.
CoC program written standards and policy
HUD program regulations
Financial Management Curriculum: For grantees and subrecipients to comply with federal grant requirements, increase effectiveness and maximize efficiency
Federal Register Vol. 80, No 233 (pages 75804 and 75805): Chronic Homeless Verification and Recordkeeping released 12/4/2015
Federal Register Vol. 76, No 233 (page 75994) 24 CFR Part 91, 582 and 582: Homeless Emergency And Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH), Defining Homelessness.
Notice HUD CPD 16-11: Prioritizing Persons Experiencing Chronic Homelessness and Other Vulnerable Persons in Permanent Supportive Housing adopted 8/3/2016 by the HSSN
HSSN meeting agendas and minutes
Please see the HSSN Meetings Agendas and Minutes list for dates of upcoming meetings and agendas and minutes from past meetings.
HSSN OR-506 CoC Board
HSSN Housing & Health Subcommittee
Please see HSSN Housing & Health Subcommittee Meeting Agenda and Notes [addlink] for past and future meeting information.
With the Department of Housing Services facilitating the lead role, Washington County's Housing and Supportive Services Network (HSSN) has established itself as a vital planning, coordinating and resource development body for homeless services in the OR-506CoC jurisdiction. The group is largely composed of representatives of direct service providers, homeless/formerly homeless consumers, advocates, business, nonprofit and public agencies who share a commitment to developing a continuum of opportunities to support people at-risk or experiencing homelessness.
The following organizations currently participate in the HSSN:
Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH)
Daytime Enrichment Activities and Recreation (DEAR)
Domestic Violence Resource Center (DVRC)
Families for Independent Living
Family Promise of Greater Washington County
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley
Forest Grove United Church of Christ
Housing Authority of Washington County
Just Compassion of East Washington County
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Oregon Department of Human Services
REACH Community Development, Inc.
Rolling Hills Community Church
Salvation Army Veterans and Families Center
Sequoia Mental Health Services, Inc.
St. Anthony Catholic Church - Tigard
United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
Washington County Commission on Children and Families
Washington County Cooperative Library Services
Washington County Mental Health Services
Washington County Department of Community Corrections
Washington County Department of Housing Services
Washington County Disability, Aging, and Veteran Services
Washington County Office of Community Development
Washington County Sheriff's Office
Willamette West Habitat for Humanity