Lincoln County Homeless Advisory Board

About Us

The mission of the Homeless Advisory Board and the representatives within it.

Our Mission

"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:

Rick Booth


City of Waldport


Judy Casper

Council President

City of Lincoln County


Rod Cross


City of Toledo


Claire Hall

County Commissioner 

Lincoln County, Oregon


Jan Kaplan


City of Newport


Pegge McGuire

Executive Director

Community Services Consortium


Mary Ellen O’Shaughnessey

City Council 

Yachats, Oregon


Susan Trachsel

Council President

City of Siletz