Gresham Task Force on Homelessness

The purpose of the Gresham Task Force on Homelessness will be to provide recommendations to the community on how to best address this growing issue. To accomplish this, the task force will assess the scope of the homeless problem in Gresham, identify potential solutions and best practices, and help define the City’s role in this issue. Applications to serve on this task force are now closed and appointments will be confirmed before Council on June 7.  


The Gresham Task Force on Homelessness will meet at Gresham City Hall at 6:30 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of June, July and September and the 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of August. The task force will meet approximately 4 months then will conclude their work culminating in a final report to City Council in October 2016.


Staff liaisons

Joe Walsh, Senior Manager for Neighborhood Livability and Youth Engagement: 

Teresa Hall, Council Coordinator: 

Council liaisons

Karylinn Echols,  

Kirk French,  

Mario Palmero,  

More information

For more information about homelessness issues in Gresham, please contact Joe Walsh, or 503-618-2372.

Related links

Gresham's response to homelessness 

Multnomah County housing and homelessness