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Public Services -- Oregon -- Clackamas County


The goal of this study was to answer five very specific questions about individuals with high service utilization and the systems that serve them. The data for this study comes from administrative system data, informational conversations and meetings with community partners, formal interviews with service providers, and interviews with consumers with frequent service utilization.

Limitations: The rates of mental illness, addiction and homelessness are likely to be higher than they appear in this report due to the way these characteristics were gathered or recorded in system databases. Historically marginalized populations are increasingly underrepresented in datasets.


Copyright Portland State University Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative 2019.

This research was conducted by Portland State University (PSU) at the request of Clackamas County Department of Health, Housing, and Human Services (H3S). It was a joint effort by the PSU Regional Research Institute for Human Services and the PSU Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, including members of the PSU Homelessness Research & Action Collaborative.

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