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Housing and Human Services Commission

The purpose and mission of the Housing and Human Services Commission is to assess and make recommendations to the City Council for addressing the continuum of housing and human services needs for the purpose of enhancing community health and well-being.

The Powers and Duties of the Housing and Human Services Commission are:

  • To monitor and assess the continuum of housing and human services needs of the community, and utilize this information to advise the City Council regarding policy and funding strategies relating to housing and human services;
  • To consider the feasibility of and advise the City Council on programs that assist in addressing the unmet utility, medical, transportation, and food needs of seniors, children and families in Ashland, and other related human services programs;
  • To review and make recommendations to the City Council on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) related allocations;
  • To review and make recommendations to the City Council on the Housing Trust Fund and related allocations;
  • To monitor projects funded with the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), City of Ashland Social Service Grants, and the Housing Trust Funds;
  • To investigate federal, state, county and private funding for implementation of housing and human services programs;
  • To foster public knowledge and support of official city housing and human services programs;
  • To enhance cooperation between the public and private sectors by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons;
  • To evaluate, review, and recommend to the Planning Commission and City Council innovative land use strategies targeted at promoting a broad variety of housing types; and
  • To monitor housing discrimination complaints and corrective actions within the City, and to report to the City Council measures taken to further equal opportunity to all persons to live in decent housing facilities regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, source of income, or familial status.

Established
Meetings
Length of Term
October 18, 2013
4th Thursday of the Month from 4:30-6:30 P.M. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way
3 Year Terms Expiring April 30th

Members
Name
Email Address
Title
Term Begin
Term End
*VACANCY *   Commissioner     04/30/2017  
Joshua Boettiger   Commissioner   12/17/2013   04/30/2017  
Sue Crader   Commissioner   12/17/2013   04/30/2019  
Gina DuQuenne   Commissioner   12/17/2013   04/30/2018  
Thomas Gunderson   Commissioner   09/15/2015   04/30/2018  
Sharon Harris   Commissioner   02/16/2016   04/30/2017  
Michelle Linley   Commissioner   09/20/2016   04/30/2019  
Megan Mercier   SOULiaison      
Heidi Parker   Commissioner   12/17/2013   04/30/2018  
Linda Reid   StaffLiaison      
Rich Rhode   Commissioner   12/17/2013   04/30/2019  


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Housing and Human Services Commission Regular Meeting
Thursday, March 23, 2017
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