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Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee (View All)

Housing and Human Services Commission Regular Meeting

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission
November 21, 2019
Audio for meeting
Call to Order
Commission Chair Rohde called the meeting to order at 4:02 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  - Abscent
Gina DuQuenne  
Linda Reppond SOU Liaison
Erin Crowley None appointed at this time
Heidi Parker  
Sarah Spansail Staff Present:
Jackie Bachman Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist
  Liz Hamilton, Permit Technician
Commissioners Not In Attendance:  
Joseph Tomlin  
Tom Gunderson  
Approval of Minutes
Commissioners Linda Reppond/Erin Crowley m/s to approve the minutes of October 24, 2019, as amended. Voice Vote: All Ayes. Motion passed
Public Forum     Huelz Gutcheon spoke on the new Winter Shelter and the CEAP plan.
Retreat Agenda Planning/Goals and Outcomes Discussion
The Commission discussed and agreed an agenda of 3 guest speakers: NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness), Angela Durant from City of Medford, and a Facilitator from the CHIP (Community Health Improvement Plan) and CHA(Community Health Assessment) programs.  The goal would be information about who is providing or offering Mental Health Services in Ashland as well as finding out where the money from the state level is being distributed.
Open Housing and Human Services Discussion
Tied into the retreat agenda.
HB 2916 Next Steps Discussion
The Commission discussed and agreed to invite Pam Marsh to a meeting in 2020 for more information on HB 2916
Liaison Reports discussion
Council / Dennis Slattery Dennis not in attendance, email was read.  Jail update.
Staff / Linda Reid
  • Update on Commissioner meeting attendance. 
  • State of Oregon awarded Jackson County Continuum of Care $150,000 for Winter Shelters.  $58,000 will be given to ORHA for winter Shelter and $10,000 for warming center.
  • Consolidated Plan, need to do Community Outreach questionnaire.
General Announcements
  • CAT special hotline for Jackson county temp thru January. 
  • Project Community Connect May 29th, 2020 Medford Armory
  • United Way of JC Transportation Impact Committee Survey ends November 30, 2019
Upcoming Events and Meetings
                        Next Housing Commission Regular Meeting/Retreat
December 17, 2019-Ashland Hills Inn and Suites 1:30-4:30
Adjournment:   Rich Rohde adjourned the meeting at 5:45p.m.  
Respectfully submitted by Liz Hamilton

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