Benton County and the City of Corvallis formed the HOPE Advisory Board to address homelessness
Community ROCKit builds off of the efforts of the Home, Opportunity, Planning, and Equity (HOPE) Board, a joint effort to facilitate a comprehensive, coordinated response to homelessness.
The Community ROCKit model, which focuses on identifying existing assets and amplifying community engagement to solve local issues, focuses on next steps for moving to a coordinated entry process for individuals and families experiencing homelessness.
Why Benton County?
“Solutions to homelessness are a priority for our community, and Benton County is committed to addressing affordability and homelessness by engaging the whole community in assuring safe, healthy, and affordable housing for all community members.”
Benton County Commissioner
“We don’t need data to see that homelessness is a problem in our community. We need data to help us solve it. That’s where ROCKit comes in, to help identify how we can implement coordinated entry in order to better prioritize connecting the most vulnerable individuals to housing opportunities.”
Housing Services Manager of Community Services Consortium