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Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee (View All)

Housing and Human Services Commission Regular Meeting

Thursday, September 26, 2019

 Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission
September 26, 2019
Audio File

Call to Order
Commission Chair Rohde called the meeting to order at 4:05 pm in the Siskiyou Room at the Community Development and Engineering Offices located at 51 Winburn Way, Ashland, Oregon, 97520.
Commissioners Present: Council Liaison
Rich Rohde Dennis Slattery
Linda Reppond  
Erin Crowley SOU Liaison
Tom Gunderson None appointed at this time
Heidi Parker  
  Staff Present:
Commissioners Not in Attendance: Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist
Sarah Spansail Liz Hamilton, Permit Technician
Jackie Bachman  
 Joseph Tomlin  
 Gina Duquenne  
Approval of Minutes
Commissioners Tom Gunderson / Heidi Parker m/s to approve the minutes of August 22, 2019. Voice Vote: All Ayes. Motion passed
Public Forum 
 Huelz Gutcheon talked to the commission about Climate change and counting carbons.
Annual Update to the City Council
It was decided that Rich Rhode and Erin Crowley will present to Council on 11/5.   They will include information on projects such as:  Rent Forum, Social Service Grants, CDBG, Housing Trust Fund, Senior Services, and the Housing Element.
Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report-Public Hearing
Commission reviewed information tables of the outcomes for CDBG recipients for 2018.  Discussion about organizations that loan for ownership at 60% of median income level in Ashland. 
Commissioners Linda Reppond / Erin Crowley m/s to accept The Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report.  Voice Vote: All Ayes. Motion passed
Review and Discussion of Housing Bill 2916 proposal
Commission decided to invite Pam Marsh to attend the annual retreat to gather more information on this house bill and it’s use to move forward with the issues of Homelessness in Ashland                  
Discussion: Commissioner Attendance Policy
Commission discusses Joseph missing 3 meetings with no notice to Chair or Staff Liaison.  Commission decided to send letter to Joseph to determine his intentions with his spot on the Commission
Rent Burden/106 Forum Planning Update  
Rich Rhode presents information on panelists and topics to discuss at the forum.            
Liaison Reports discussion
Council – Dennis Slattery – gave report on budget meetings.  Responded to questions on the canal project.
Staff Liaison – Linda Reid – Presents brochure for Jackson County & Ashland Population Forecast. Handout for Fair Housing for Shelter Staff & Volunteers.
General Announcements – Heidi Parker attended Homeless Task Force Meeting, gave info on emergency shelters in Medford. Heidi Parker gave update on Ashland Winter Shelter.  Tom Gunderson gives update on Rogue Retreat opening a year round homeless shelter.
October 24th, 2019 Meeting Agenda Items
                        Quorum Check – Commissioners not available to attend upcoming regular meetings
                        should declare their expected absence.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
                        Rent Burden/Rent Stabilization Forum
                        6:30-8:00 PM, October 21, 2119 in the Andromeda Room of the Ashland Hills Inn and
                        Next Housing Commission Regular Meeting
4:00-6:00 PM; October 24, 2019 in the Siskiyou Room of the Community Development Building
Adjournment:   Rich Rohde adjourned the meeting at 6p.m.  
Respectfully submitted by Liz Hamilton

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