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Out of the Streets of Portland


May 10, 2023

The podcast produced by the Joint Office of Homeless Services, 'Out of the Streets of Portland, has released its fourth episode.

Using Data to End Homelessness

The topic for this episode is 'Using Data to End Homelessness'. This episode focuses on one of the most important, time-consuming and altogether under-recognized tasks of the Joint Office of Homeless Services: the collection and analysis of sets of data to help guide and prioritize the work to end homelessness.

The Data and Evaluation Team at the Joint Office engages in data collection, visualization and analysis and rigorous quality improvement to help ensure our work is as transparent and responsive as possible.

On this episode, we speak with Lori Kelley, the JOHS Planning & Evaluation Program Manager, Beth Sandor with Community Solutions, and Dr. Marisa Zapata, the head of the Homelessness Research and Action Collaborative.

And we share the story of Gary, who is now in stable housing and receiving much-needed medical care thanks to Street Roots, the Veterans Administration, the Joint Office of Homeless Services, and the evidence-based Housing First practice.