All In Lane County Homeless Program Delivers Impressive Results
EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County has exceeded its goals in two out of three categories with a well-coordinated initiative in 2023, with its ALL IN program improving outcomes for the county’s homeless population.
Reporting on its numerous successes on Thursday, county officials indicated that 795 households were prevented from descending into homelessness because of their interventions. Their initial target was to assist 710 households. In addition, their goal of creating or improving the number of emergency shelter beds of 230 beds was exceeded by 128% to 294 beds. Achieving 81% of the initiative’s goals, the third program saw 200 of the planned 247 households moving into permanent homes.
The targets are in terms of an Emergency Declaration Due to Homelessness on January 10, 2023, by Oregon Governor Tina Kotek. Taking effect on January 10, 2023, the declaration was effective for a year, ending on January 10, 2024, unless rescinded or renewed by the Governor, which wasn’t the case. The Emergency Declaration effects fell under the ALL IN Oregon umbrella term.
Created to provide strategic coordination in Lane County in progressing the outcomes intended in the executive order, Lane County’s ALL IN program appears to have been successful. The county’s MAC group provided interagency management, coordination, planning, and operational leadership and also identified resources, managing the targets set for the region’s ALL IN effort. With broad representation from community-based organizations, Collaborative Care Organizations, and local government, the initiative was led by Lane County.
Kate Budd- manager for Lane County Human Services and a multi-agency coordination (MAC) group leader said, “The results are impressive and were fueled by the willingness of our very capable local Lane County providers to work intentionally on reducing barriers to housing and housing stability,” Completing the task in less than 6 months took creativity and ingenuity and has inspired new approaches to address the housing crisis.
A Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund has been established to reimburse property managers, landlords, and agents up to $20,000 in the case of property damage and other associated losses by tenants rehoused in terms of an executive order by Governor Tina Kotek, or their visitors. The ALL IN initiative has also enabled pilot programs with new approaches to allow funders to assist Lane County households with their housing goals.
Setting up a new Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund as well as block leasing permanent housing, Budd expects last year’s partnership and their commitment to the Lane County community to continue making progress towards reducing the number of individuals experiencing homelessness.
Lane County ALL IN Resources
Governor Kotek’s Executive Order No. 23-02 declaring a state of emergency due to homelessness, can be viewed on the Lane County website here.
The site also includes useful information and resources in respect of:
- Statewide Outcomes
- All In MAC Group
- Geographic Areas Included
- ALL IN Programs/Projects
- MAC Plan Documents
Covering the actual and intended outcomes, Lane County encourages the community to get involved and invites people to join a task group in one of the three ALL IN outcomes-based initiatives. Lane County officials that can be contacted are:
- Homelessness Prevention – Brianna Rogers
- Emergency Shelter – Maria Cortez
- Re-Housing from Unsheltered Homelessness – James Ewell, Kirstin London
If you are seeking housing or shelter assistance please call 211 or go to the Lane County Coordinated Entry Website.
More information is on the County’s website, but if you need shelter or housing assistance, please call 211, or go to the Lane County Coordinated Entry Website.