Multnomah County Auditor Finds Joint Office Overstated Number of Homeless People It Housed

Multnomah County Auditor Jennifer McGuirk has taken the unusual step of halting an audit of the placement of homeless Portlanders into housing after her team found data from the Joint Office of Homeless Services to be “not reliable.”

The upshot: Auditors found that the Joint Office may have overstated the number of people for whom it found permanent housing by more than 20% over the past two years.

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