Mission Statement

 

A statewide coalition of individuals and organizations working together as a force of change to end homelessness and increase affordable housing options in Oregon.

 

History

The Oregon Coalition on Housing and Homelessness (formerly the Oregon Shelter Network) began in the fall of 1987 when a variety of homeless service providers met to discuss ending homelessness in Oregon and advocacy issues. The meeting was planned by a variety of service providers and advocates from the Portland area, and invitations went out to service providers in all parts of the state. The meeting was held in the same location as the Governor's Housing Conference, but took place in the basement because homelessness had not been considered a great enough problem or important enough issue to make the official agenda. By the end of the day, a number of individuals from around Oregon had decided that an organized, ongoing, consistent effort was needed to work toward ending the crisis of homelessness in our state. The coalition's first Board of Directors was chosen and the organization was born. During 1988 OCHH (then OSN) officially incorporated and successfully applied for 501(c)3 nonprofit status.

 

Board of Directors

If you are interested in the issues surrounding homelessness and affordable housing and would like to know how you could help...we would love to talk with you.

 

 

OCHH is currently looking for people who are excited to share their time, talent and treasures as a member of the OCHH Board of Directors. Now is a very exciting time to get involved!

If you are interested in more information, or to fill out an application, please click on the link below to download. We would truly love to hear from you!

 

Board of Directors Job Description

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Defining Expectations for the New Board Member

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Code of Ethics

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Application for a Board of Director Position

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Conflict of Interest Policy

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Bylaws

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"When passerby's ignore homeless people, they don't know if that was a man or woman in uniform previously. They should not be invisible. They cannot be ignored." - Max Martini

OCHH

P.O. Box 439, Silverton, OR 97381

971-283-0983

Email: ochh@ochh.org
 

OCHH Board of Directors

 

Karolle Hughes, MBA

Independent Nonprofit Consultant

Chair

 

Ann Craig

Executive Director, Jackson Street

Youth Services

Secretary

 

Greg Kornspan

Community Member & Homeless Advocate

Treasurer

 

Ross Banister

Chaplain to the Marginalized,

Housing Transitions Action Group Douglas County (HTAG)

Board member

 

Juliana Marez

MV Liaison & Indian Education Coordinator

Board Member

 

Wayne Ellsworth

Outreach Coordinator

South River Community Health Center

Board Member

 

Chelse Bender

Executive Director

Salvation Army Female Emergency Shelter

Board Member

 

Kenny Lowe

Housing & Choice Model Services Lead

Benton County Health Services

 

Additional Conference Planning Committee Members

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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