(Portland, OR) -- Chronic homelessness in the Portland Metro region is down as more shelter space becomes available. Numbers from the January Point-in-Time count show the number of people meeting the federal homelessness definition declined 17-percent since 2022. Overall, Multnomah County had nearly 63-hundred homeless people, Washington County had 773, and Clackamas County had 410. People of color continue to face disproportionate rates of homelessness. Increased funding through the Metro Supportive Housing Services measure helped get more people into shelters and supportive services.