SE Uplift Houselessness Action Committee

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What We Do.

Portland continues to face a crisis of houselessness that impacts each and every one of our neighborhoods. As houselessness is a complex and far-reaching issue with a wide range of programs, initiatives, resources and challenges, it can be difficult to know how to help.  

The SE Uplift Houselessness Action Committee (HAC) is a place for exchange, discussion and guided action with hopes to better the life and safety of our housed and unhoused neighbors here in Portland. We first look to serve as a forum for information sharing and discussion of Southeast Portland issues and actions related to houselessness. We hope that neighbors (housed and unhoused) can openly share experiences, challenges and successes, gaining feedback, support and confidence. We also look to connect neighbors with resources and initiatives that are working in our local area. In this effort, we have hosted a wide range of guests including staff from the City of Portland, Street roots, Portland Street Response, WeShine and Portland Shelter Now. 

The HAC has collated resources for Houselessness action and information that can be found here: SE Uplift HAC resource page 

Occasionally, the HAC will make recommendations to the SE Uplift Board in favor or in opposition to significant Houslessness issues that affects our coalition area. Recommendations are made by appointed neighborhood association representatives in attendance. Participants may also represent SE Uplift on Citizen Advisory Committees and other working groups to ensure the concerns of neighbors are addressed in the development of public policy. 

When We Meet.

SE Uplift’s Houselessness Action Committee meets every fourth Monday at 5:30 pm. During COVID-19, all meetings are held virtually. Any community member in SE Portland can join this committee. 

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Meeting ID: 835 7131 4991
Passcode: 176666

Who Can Attend? 

This is a forum for all interested community members. All are welcome to attend and request agenda topics for this meeting as well as engage in monthly discussions about Houselessness, initiatives, community actions & ideas, and more. We only ask that participants follow our meeting rules of conduct, centered around respectful behavior.

With the new culture of online meetings, it is important to still maintain safety precautions to uninvited and disruptive guests. While it is important to stay consistent with Oregon Public Meeting laws, there are measures to be followed. Please visit Civic Life’s webpage regarding some tips around web-based remote meetings. 

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2022 Meeting Agendas & Notes

Meeting DateAgendaMtg. SummaryMaterials
January 24thAgendaSummaryProposed changes to AHFE
Full report
February 28thAgendaSummary .
March 28thAgendaSummary 
April 25thAgendaSummary 
May 30thAgendaSummary 
June 27thAgendaSummary 
July 25thAgendaSummary 
August 22ndAgendaSummary 
September 26thAgendaSummary 
October 24thAgendaSummary 
November 28thAgendaSummary 
December 26thAgendaSummary Happy Holidays!  

2021 Meeting Agendas & Notes

Meeting DateAgendaMtg. SummaryMaterials
January 25thAgendaSummary 
February 22ndAgendaSummary .
March 22ndAgendaSummaryHAC Mission and Values
April 26thAgendaSummary 
May 24thAgendaSummary 
June 28thAgendaMeeting cancelled 
JulyNo meetingNo meeting 
August 23rdAgendaSummary 
September 27thAgendaSummary 
October 25thAgendaSummary 
November 22ndAgendaSummary 
December 27thAgendaSummary Happy Holidays!  

Contact.

Questions, agenda requests, need archived meeting notes or agendas? Contact the Houseless Action Committee Chair: Stuart Zeltzer, seuplift.hac@gmail.com.

Want to join or be removed from the Houselessness Action Committee email list? Contact Lindsey at operations@seuplift.org.