Poverty and Homelessness Board

151 W 7th Ave, Room 560
Eugene, OR  97401 



Board Meeting Webcasts
Starting October 2018, all Poverty and Homelessness Board meetings are webcast and available to watch here: https://lanecounty.ompnetwork.org/


The Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB) is an action oriented group of elected officials, community stakeholders, and individuals who represent low-income and homeless people's concerns.

Meeting Schedule

The PHB meets the third Thursday of each month, noon to 1:30 p.m. 

The All Member meetings are held in Harris Hall at the Lane County Public Service Building.  The meetings are hybrid:  in person, by Zoom, and by Metro TV. 

You can join the meeting through Zoom from your computer, tablet or smartphone: 


Meeting ID: 886 8754 9300

Passcode: 227047

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Contact: Diana Alldredge 541-682-3798; [email protected]

You can watch LIVE on Comcast Channel 21 or at https://lanecounty.ompnetwork.org/

2023 Alternating Poverty and Homeless Board and PHB Executive Committee meetings

View the Lane County Calendar for Meeting Time and Location


The Board Membership consists of 16 voting positions- A quorum for the purpose of doing business shall be a majority of the PHB membership which constitutes half plus one.  8 Ex officio members attend meetings and participate in the discussion representing their agencies.

Membership Term

Elected representatives shall serve for a term of one year, which terms shall begin within thirty days after the beginning of the calendar year. 
Community and Citizen Members shall serve for terms of three years, except that of the members first appointed, two (2) shall serve for a term of one year, three (3) shall serve for a term of two years, and three (3) shall serve for a term of three years.

Department Website


The Poverty and Homelessness Board is currently recruiting for three vacancies on the PHB and for the Lived Experience Advisory Group for Unhoused Engagement (LEAGUE).
Please read below:


Vacancy Posting: Poverty and Homelessness Board

DATE: December 2, 2022

The Lane County Board of Commissioners, through the Human Services Division (HSD), is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve on the Poverty and Homelessness Board as a Philanthropy Representative who will serve on behalf of community members of Lane County. The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2023 



The Poverty and Homelessness Board includes representatives from three general areas: low-income individuals, community, and elected/designees. The Philanthropy Representative falls under the “community” category. The ideal candidate will have experience working or volunteering with a philanthropic organization dedicated to the welfare of others and alleviating poverty and homelessness. In your application, please detail how your life and work experience prepares you to represent the interests of the philanthropic community regarding poverty and/or homelessness.


POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS BOARD: Serves in an advisory role to the Board of County Commissioners with the goal of reducing and preventing poverty and homelessness in Lane County. The board’s focus is on reducing the number of people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Lane County. It serves as the administrative board for the Lane County Community Action Agency and as the oversight board for the Lane County Continuum of Care.


Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB) member tasks include:

  • Participate in the development of the County’s planning, implementation and monitoring of performance and evaluate outcomes of programs that serve people who are low-income and/or homelessness.
  • Develop and review program polices and priorities
  • Assure the coordination and implementation of a housing and human service system.
  • Review coordinated entry and assessment system for service access
  • Review and approve privacy, security, and data quality plans, policies and procedures, and performance measures for the Homeless Management Information System
  • Review the process for performance improvement
  • Participate in the annual a Point-in-Time Count of people experiencing homelessness.
  • Review annual gaps analysis that is conducted of homelessness needs and services
  • Develop program and financial priorities for the distribution of public funds.
  • Assure a collaborative, fair, and transparent process for developing priorities for projects to be submitted in grant applications to funders
  • Review the efficiency and effectiveness of funding expenditures for funded activities


MEMBERSHIP: The Board shall consist of 16 voting members appointed by the Lane County Board of Commissioners. Representation shall be as follows: A third of the members shall be public officials currently serving or their designees; a third of the members shall be representatives of people who are low-income in Lane County selected democratically; a third of the members shall represent business, law enforcement, the private philanthropic sector, faith-based organizations, education, healthcare or other major groups of interest in the community.


Public officials shall consist of one Lane County Commissioner, one City of Eugene, one City of Springfield, one at-large and one rural Lane County elected official. The Board shall also consist of non-voting ex-officio participants representing governmental agencies and departments that are responsible for housing, employment, health and human services and public welfare and continuum of care grant co-applicants.


TERM: Community and Citizen Members shall serve for terms of three years


MANDATED: 24 CFR 578.7, ORS 458.505


MEETINGS: Every other month (even months) or as needed. The Poverty and Homelessness Board regular meeting schedule is the third Thursday of even months; from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Virtual due to COVID. PHB members may choose to join subcommittees, which have varied meeting schedules.


VACANCIES: One (1) Philanthropy Representative.  For more information about the Poverty and Homelessness Board, go to www.LaneCounty.org/PHB.


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Thursday, January 12, 2023   at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.


Email electronic applications to [email protected]  


Hardcopy applications can be mailed or faxed to:

Diana Alldredge
Lane County Human Services Division
151 W. 7th Avenue, Room 560, Eugene, OR 97401
Fax: (541) 682-3760


Applications are available at www.lanecounty.org/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioner’s Office located at the Lane County Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue in Eugene.

Vacancy Posting: Lived Experience Advisory Group for Unhoused Engagement (LEAGUE)


Date: December 5, 2022

The Lived Experience Advisory Group for Unhoused Engagement (LEAGUE) is an advisory group to the Poverty and Homelessness Board  (www.LaneCounty.org/PHB).  LEAGUE aids in the work of the Poverty and Homelessness Board's Strategic Plan and accompanying projects.

As this is meant to be a group consisting of those with lived experience, please pass this along to consumer councils, tenant leadership councils, tenant leadership councils, consumer advisory committees, or encourage those with lived experience to apply.  Agency staff are strongly encouraged to share this vacancy posting with current or former program participants, post the flyer in the lobby other public spaces accessible to those accessing services, or otherwise share this posting widely.

Vacancies:  LEAGUE is currently seeking up to 4 new members, with at least 1 of them representing rural Lane County (residing in or significant life experience living in rural Oregon/Lane County, outside of the Eugene/Springfield metro area).  Individuals who are currently experiencing or have recently experienced homelessness are strongly encouraged to apply

LEAGUE'S Objective:  Create and maintain an advisory group made up of individuals who are experiencing, or have formerly experienced homelessness, the purpose of which is to:

1. Advise the Poverty and Homelessness Board on projects related to its mission and strategic plan from the perspective of current and formerly homeless individuals.

2. Provide expertise of those with lived experience and gain feedback from those who are currently engaging, or have previously engaged, with the homeless service system in Lane County.

3. Advocate for the needs of individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Lane County and ensure a strong voice of those with lived experience is represented in all aspects of the Poverty and Homelessness Board.

This group consists of no less than 100% homeless or formerly homeless persons.  Efforts will be made to capture a diversity of membership and experiences including, but not limited to:  past or current engagement with various types of housing and services; race, ethnicity, and cultural background; youth; domestic violence; geographic diversity, and people with disabilities.  The workgroup meets regularly and as needed and works on special agenda items.  Their work plan includes both short-and long-term action items.

This group meets monthly on the first Friday of the month in the afternoon (2-3:30pm), with occasional additional meetings throughout the year.  Please note, meetings are currently being held virtually via Zoom until further notice. The meeting schedule may be revised in 2023 or as new members join.

Individuals submitting an application may be asked to participate in a brief information interview with current members of the Advisory Group.

Members of LEAGUE may be eligible for a monthly stipend beginning in 2023.

How To Apply:

Applications are being accepted on a  rolling basis.  
 Applications can be accessed online at:  https://bit.ly/LEAGUEAPP

To request an application in another format, please call 541-682-4203.  If you have questions or are having trouble accessing or completing the application, you may contact Amanda Borta at [email protected]

PHB Governance Charter

PHB Strategic Plan

2022-2023 PHB Strategic Plan Adopted 8.2022

PHB Strategic Plan 2016-2021
Living Document-PHB Strategic Plan Matrix:  
The Poverty and Homelessness Board actively coordinates community stakeholders to achieve the goals in their Strategic Plan (2016-2021).  This is a living document that is consistently updated.  Please check back for updates on progress towards achieving Strategic Plan goals.