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Please Save the Date! 

Announcing the

2018 OCHH Annual Conference


"All Roads Lead Home"


September 26, 27, 28, 2018




This year we have chosen as our venue the beautiful

Resort at the Mountain in Welches, OR. 

Come for the education, networking and fun...stay and be rejuvenated by the peaceful feel of the resort!

Book your room at The Resort at The Mountain for September 26-28, 2018.

Starting at the special group rate of

$123.00 per night plus Tax.

Simply call the Front Desk 24/7 at 1-503-622-2250.

Ask for the OCHH


Reservations at this group rate are available until September 5th.

Reservations requested after this date will be booked at the Best Available Rate.

Please have your credit card available when making a reservation.

Guest Room Check in is 4:00pm

Guest Room Check out is 11:00am

503-622-2220 Monday- Friday 8:00-4:30pm


*Resort Fee WAIVED per day and includes: pool, hot tub, parking, wifi, putt putt course, Direct TV, and other seasonal recreation. Rollway beds are available for a $10 charge per night (not available in all room

types). Individual room cancellations must be made before 4pm 24 hrs in advance of arrival date. If your room is cancelled less than 24 hrs in advance or not cancelled at all, the hotel will charge a penalty equal to one room night.





Conference Updates


Conference Registration

For Full Conference Information - Please keep checking back as we are working on conference details              

Please click on the link below - Conference registration form will be provided when complete




Call for Presenters 2018! 


If you would like to be considered for a presentation/seminar at the upcoming OCHH conference, please complete the "2018 Call for Presenters" by clicking on the following link.


Presentation proposals are due no later than July 23, 2018.


2018 Call for Presenters

2018 Keynote Speakers


Joshua Groesz MS

Social Services Director

Cascade Division

The Salvation Army


At 17, Josh joined the Oregon Army National Guard and was later attached to the First Calvary Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After six years of service, he earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling to become a National Certified Counselor. Professionally, he spent two years as the program director for the Military Helpline, a 24-hour crisis line for veterans, and over 5 years of teaching experience from Portland Community College and Clark College. Currently, he is the Social Services Director for The Salvation Army’s Cascade Division and provides consultation for all Salvation Army shelters in Oregon and Idaho. Previously, he spent two years as the Executive Director of The Salvation Army’s Veterans and Family Center, a transitional and permanent housing facility for veterans and their families. He spends his down time with wife, Chrissy, and two daughters, Mia and Simone. 



Tyrone Poole

President & Founder



Tyrone Poole, founder of, didn’t develop his concept in a sleek Silicon Valley incubator. He developed it in a Portland homeless shelter, as a resident. Nine years ago, while training to become a fireman, Tyrone suffered a serious leg injury that put him in a hospital bed for nine months and on crutches for nearly a year. Upon his release he had lost everything. He was evicted, his car had been repossessed, and he had incurred over twenty thousand dollars in medical debt. After months of couch surfing he found himself checked in to the YWCA homeless shelter. This is where NoAppFee was founded. He worked as a housing advocate for the shelter, whilst being a resident, to find low income and homeless families’ places to live. 



Kenny LaPoint, Assistant Director, Public Affairs for Oregon Housing and Community Services


Kenny has over 13 years of housing and community development experience. Prior to his service with the State of Oregon, Mr. LaPoint spent six years as the Housing and Resident Services Director for Housing Works, the Central Oregon Regional Housing Authority. Mr. LaPoint also served for over three years as a Homeownership Counselor for NeighborImpact, Central Oregon’s Community Action Agency.  Other prior service includes Co-Chair of Central Oregon’s Homeless Leadership Coalition (the region’s Continuum of Care); a member of the City of Bend’s Affordable Housing Committee, President of the Cascade Chapter of NAHRO (National Association of Housing Redevelopment Officials), Neighborhood Partnership’s Board of Directors, member of the Community Advisory Council for Central Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organization and one of the founding members of Icon City, a Central Oregon non-profit organization. 



 Conference Sponsors


We would love your support. If you would like to be a conference sponsor or would like more information please click on the link below. You may also contact us via information available on this website. Thank you!


Sponsorship Request Letter 2018


OCHH Sponsorship Letter


Red Diamond Sponsors


Diamond Sponsors


Alexandrite Sponsors

Fire Opal Sponsors

Scholarship Sponsors

Conference at a Glance

Please click link below -


Coming Soon!


Seminars & Workshops


Working on Conference program now...please watch for updates


OCHH Annual Awards


Do you know anyone or any organization you would like to honor? Now's the time!

We are looking for nominations for our 2018 annual awards


Nomination Information:

* Nominations for the OCHH Awards should not exceed 300 words in length

*Nominations can be supplemented with newspaper articles or public notices


Submission Deadline:

August 31, 2018


Please email your nominations to


Mail to:


P.O. Box 439

Silverton, OR 97381


Please include '2018 Award Nomination' in the subject line


Honors Given at OCHH Conference


Beverly "Ma" Curtis Award

This award is given to a homeless or formerly homeless person who has made a significant contribution to ending homelessness. This contribution can take the form of advocacy for the homeless, as a role model for other homeless people, or as a social service provider. The award is a testimony to the inspirational role that Beverly "Ma" Curtis played in the social movement to end homelessness.


2018 Winner -


OCHH Award of Merit - Individual Award

This award is given to an individual who has shown excellence in providing services to alleviate the suffering of homeless men, women, and children.


2018 Winner -


OCHH Award of Merit - Organization Award

This award is given to an organization that has shown excellence in providing services to alleviate the suffering of homeless men, women, and children


2018 Winner -


OCHH Lifetime Achievement Award

This special award is given to a person who has given outstanding service to Oregon's homeless and to ongoing support of OCHH and the OCHH conference



Fair Housing Council of Oregon


Fair Housing Exhibit

fair housing exhibit rack card.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [330.4 KB]


Fair Housing Poster theme will be announced December 2016  (Click on Link for more details)


Thank you so much for visiting the Oregon Coalition on Housing and Homelessness website.


We hope you will come back again and see what our update crew has been up to!



P.O. Box 439, Silverton, OR 97381



OCHH Board of Directors


Karolle Hughes, MBA

Independent Nonprofit Consultant



Wayne Ellsworth

Outreach Coordinator

South River Community Health Center



Chelse Bender



.Juliana Marez

MV Liaison & Indian Education Coordinator

Board Member


Jack Elliott

Case Manager

HOST, NW Human Services

Board Member


Joshua Groesz

Combat Veteran

Social Services Director

Cascade Division

Salvation Army

Board Member


Kenny Lowe

Housing & Choice Model Services Lead

Benton County Health Services

Board Member


Additional Conference Planning Committee Members



















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