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Housing and Supportive Services Network (HSSN)

The Housing and Supportive Services Network (HSSN) meets to perform planning, coordination of services and housing, and education to the public on serving those who are at risk or homeless and may have special needs.

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.

HSSN Governance Chart (PDF 83.97 KB)

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

24 CFR Part 578

CoC Governance Charter (PDF 175.44 KB)

HUD program regulations

HUD CoC Program Resources (PDF 1.96 MB)
Eligible Costs, Match, Program Income, Chronic Homeless Recordkeeping, and more

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 [addlink] list for dates of upcoming meetings and agendas and minutes from past meetings.

HSSN OR-506 CoC Board

CoC Board Positions (PDF 28.33 KB)

HSSN CoC Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes [addlink]

HSSN Housing & Health Subcommittee

Please see HSSN Housing & Health Subcommittee Meeting Agenda and Notes [addlink] for past and future meeting information.

HSSN partners

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:

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ASSIST Program

Beaverton School District

Bienestar

Boys and Girls Aid

Bridges to Change

Rise Church - Tigard

Care to Share

Cascade AIDS Project

Centro Cultural

City of Beaverton

CODA

Community Action

Community Warehouse

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 Foundation

Forest Grove School District

Forest Grove United Church of Christ

Good Neighbor Center

HomePlate

Housing Authority of Washington County

Housing Independence

Job Corps

Just Compassion of East Washington County

LifeWorks Northwest

Love, Inc.

Lutheran Community Services Northwest

Open Door Counseling Center

Oregon Department of Human Services

Oregon Food Bank

OHSU/Tuality Healthcare

Pacific University

Portland Housing Center

Project Access NOW

REACH Community Development, Inc.

Recovery Association Project

Ride Connection

Rolling Hills Community Church

Safe Families for Children

Salvation Army Veterans and Families Center

Sequoia Mental Health Services, Inc.

Sonrise Church

St. Anthony Catholic Church - Tigard 

St. Francis Catholic Church

The Community Housing Fund

The Salvation Army

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

WorkSource Oregon

Worksystems, Inc.