Task Force for the Homeless
The Tigard City Council set a goal in 2016 to define the city’s role in homelessness. As part of the goal, the Task Force for the Homeless was created to develop immediate and future actions that the city could take to address homelessness.
In December 2017, the Task Force for the Homeless presented their recommendations to the City Council. Recommendations addressed four main objectives:
- Expand and improve services to homeless individuals by working with local nonprofits.
- Expand shelter and housing options for the homeless and others facing housing barriers.
- Improve public understanding and community capacity to respond to the needs.
- Advocate for Regional, State, and Federal Support.
The task force’s top recommendation is for city to assist Just Compassion with the funding of a permanent day shelter. Other recommendations range from participating in the Point-In-Time count to gather data on homelessness activity in Tigard.