Department of County Human Services

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Welcome to the Multnomah County Department of County Human Services. We work to provide hope and a better quality of life for our community’s most vulnerable people. Our vision is safe, healthy, caring and diverse communities where hope, independence, learning and opportunity prevail for all.

The Department of County Human Services provides services for families in poverty, homeless youth and families, survivors of domestic violence, seniors, adults with disabilities, veterans, people recovering from mental illness and addiction, people with developmental disabilities and school-based services for children and families.

News and Announcements

Date Change for CDBG Grant Proposal Public Hearing - Apr 10th

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Change of date MULTNOMAH COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM Thursday, April 10, 2014 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. WoodVillage City Hall 2055 NE 238th Drive Wood Village, OR   Multnomah County will hold a public hearing to receive testimony on the 2014-15 Community Development Block Grant program’s proposed projects in the following categories: ·   Public Facilities & Improvements ·   Public Services


Multnomah County accepting applications for Community Development Block Grant program

Multnomah County is currently accepting applications for its Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  An estimated $313,153 in funds will be available for projects serving East Multnomah County: Fairview, Wood Village, Maywood Park, Troutdale and unincorporated areas of the county. The deadline for applications is February 28, 2014, 4:30 p.m.


Application workshop for HUD projects slated for February 6, 2014

The City of Gresham and Multnomah County will hold an application workshop for sponsors seeking funds for potential Housing and Community Development (HUD) projects in 2014-2015. The workshop will be held: February 6, 2014 10:00 am  - noon Gresham City Hall - Council Chambers 1333 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham, OR


The Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland

The Action Plan for an Age-Friendly Portland was approved by the Portland City Council in October 2013, and represents the culmination of a planning process led by Portland State University's Institute on Aging as part of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Global Age-Friendly Cities Project.


Community is invited to Nov. 20 hearing on housing and redevelopment

Equal Housing Opportunity What are the unmet housing and community redevelopment needs in Multnomah County, Portland and Gresham? Your input can influence how local federal dollars are spent. A community needs hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 4:00 - 6:00 pm at the Rosewood Initiative Community Center, 16126 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233.


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