The housing affordability and homelessness crisis in the Portland Metro region impacts all of us and requires collective action from every person, business, elected official, and resident. HereTogether engages 250+ organizations, businesses and leaders from every corner of the community to solve homelessness by spotlighting best practices, identifying roadblocks and advocating for results to build a Portland region where everyone has a safe place to call home. 

Bottom Line for Portland

HereTogether spearheaded the effort to pass Metro’s Supportive Housing Services measure to address our region’s homeless crisis. Our work didn’t end there. HereTogether continues to advocate every day for our unhoused neighbors and our communities who want to see our region’s homeless crisis come to an end. 


“HereTogether is the engine of our collective advocacy, uniting diverse stakeholders around a shared vision: a future where everyone has access to health, services and safe housing.” - Melissa Erlbaum, Clackamas Women’s Services Executive Director, HereTogether Coalition member

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The HereTogether coalition helped develop and pass the Supportive Housing Services measure, with a keen eye towards centering justice so local governments would be held accountable for reducing racial and identity-based disparities when addressing homelessness. Now, we work to ensure that decision-makers are held accountable to this promise, especially since BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities are disproportionately impacted by homelessness. 

Business Partner(s)

  • Neighbors Realty, a small local real estate company, serves the Portland region by using their influence to advocate for social and racial justice values through their work. Neighbors has been a HereTogether coalition member since 2020 and was a champion of the Supportive Housing Services measure. They have supported HereTogether’s Give!Guide campaign with graphic design, photography and more.
  • Fubonn Shopping Center is Portland owned and is the largest Asian shopping mall in Oregon. Fubonn has been a HereTogether coalition member since 2020 and has been an active supporter of the Supportive Housing Services measure.
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Year Founded: 2018

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