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. 

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

Alternating Poverty and Homeless Board and PHB Executive Committee meetings and locations.

View the Lane County Calendar for Meeting Time and Location


The Board Membership consists of 15 voting positions- A quorum for the purpose of doing business shall be a majority of the PHB membership which constitutes half plus one.  6 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.

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DATE:  July 27, 2020


CONTACT:  Diana Alldredge  diana.alldredge@lanecountyor.gov   541-682-3798

The Lane County Board of Commissioners in cooperation with the Cities of Eugene and Springfield through the Human Services Division (HSD) is seeking applications to fill a Homeless Youth Representative position on the Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB).


The Poverty and Homelessness Board (PHB) provides advice to the Board of County Commissioners and the intergovernmental Human Services Commission with the goal of reducing and preventing poverty and homelessness in Lane County. It assists the development of the delivery of housing and services to meet the specific needs of people who are impoverished or homeless improving their stability. It assists to maximize the allocation of local, state and federal funds made available for this purpose. 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.


STAFFING: Lane County Department of Health and Human Services


MEETS: Monthly, or as needed. All member meetings occur on the third Thursday every other month, noon to 1:30 p.m. Sack lunch is provided.


TERM:  Three (3) years


MANDATED: 24 CFR 578.7, ORS 458.505


MEMBERSHIP: (15) The Board shall consist of fifteen voting members appointed by the Lane County Board of Commissioners. In accordance with 42 U.S. Code § 9910, the Poverty and Homelessness Board shall be a tri-partite board composed of one third elected officials (holding office on the date of selection); one third representatives of low-income individuals and families; one third members of business, industry, labor, religious, law enforcement, education, or other major groups and interests in the community.


Public officials shall consist of one Lane County Commissioner, one City of Eugene, one City of Springfield 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.


VACANCY:  One (1)


APPLICATION DEADLINE:     Open until filled.


Electronic Applications Preferred.


Hardcopy applications can be submitted to the Human Services Division located on the 5th floor of the Lane County Health & Human Services Building, 151 W. 7th Avenue, Room 560, Eugene, or submitted by e-mail to diana.alldredge@lanecountyor.gov.


The application form has been adapted for ease of access to a SurveyMonkey. It can be completed here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HVCHXYH


The PDF application is available on the Lane County website: https://www.lanecounty.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_3585797/File/Government/Advisory%20Boards%20and%20Commissions/Committee%20Application%20Forms/applicationadvisorycommittee.pdf


Applications are available online at www.lanecountyor.gov/volunteer and in the Board of Commissioners' Office located on the 2nd floor of the Public Service Building, 125 East 8th Avenue, Eugene.

To request an application by mail, please call 541-682-4203.

For additional information about the Poverty and Homelessness Board, please go to our website at




PHB Strategic Plan 2016-2021

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.

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