Roles of Regional Agencies
While solutions to homelessness require a collaborative effort, entities in the region have specific roles to help combat this challenge:
- The Lane County Human Services Commission Opens a New Window. and Human Services Department Opens a New Window. coordinate Eugene and Lane County’s various Continuum of Care services and the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). They are the primary coordinating and decision-making entities for the bulk of federal, state and local funding spent on human service and housing programs for the homeless in our area.
- Public and private non-profits, the faith community and community advocates provide indispensable on-the-ground services that people need in order to get back on their feet.
- The City of Eugene is a collaborative partner in community efforts to reduce homelessness. The City contributes funding and policy leadership to the Human Services Commission and supports a number of additional programs and initiatives to address homelessness.
View the Lane County 2019 Point-in-Time Count Report for the most recent numbers of people experiencing both sheltered and unsheltered homelessness in Lane County.