Lincoln County Homeless Advisory Board
The mission of the Homeless Advisory Board and the representatives within it.
"To ensure that every member of our community has access to the resources they need, while also working to prevent the circumstances that lead to homelessness."
The advisory board was formed in partnership with Lincoln County on behalf of a coalition comprised of the cities of Depoe Bay, Lincoln City, Newport, Toledo, Waldport and Yachats as well as the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and Community Services Consortium. Along with homeless service providers and community stakeholders, these entities are partnering with Morant McLeod to lead the strategic development of a 5-Year Homeless Strategic Plan (HSP) aimed at reducing homelessness and the creation of a Sustainable Navigation Center providing community access to resources.
This initiative was made possible through actions from the 2022 Legislature with the passage of HB 4123 to establish locally led, regional housing coordination through eight pilots across the state. Lincoln County was awarded $1 million in state funding to operationalize coordinated offices, anchored by city-county partnerships, to strengthen their communities’ homeless response. These pilots are intended leverage and coordinate existing work in the community and identify gaps in partnership with existing service providers.
Homeless Advisory Board Representatives:
City of Waldport
City of Lincoln County
City of Toledo
Lincoln County, Oregon
City of Newport
Community Services Consortium
Mary Ellen O’Shaughnessey
City of Siletz