Agendas and Minutes

Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee (View All)

Housing and Human Services Commission Regular Meeting

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission
Draft Minutes
May 28, 2020

Call to Order
Commission Chair Rohde called the meeting to order at 4:00 pm by Zoom meeting
Commissioners Present: Council Liaison
Rich Rohde Dennis Slattery
Echo Fields  
Gina Duquenne SOU Liaison
Linda Reppond None appointed at this time
Erin Crowley  
Tom Gunderson Staff Present:
Heidi Parker Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist
Chris Mahan Liz Hamilton, Permit Technician
Jackie Bachman Brandon Goldman, Senior Planner
Commissioners Not In Attendance:  
Approval of Minutes
Commissioners Jackie Bach man / Echo Fields m/s to approve the minutes of March 26, 2020 with spelling adjustments. Voice Vote: All Ayes. Motion passed
Public Forum - none
2020 CDBG Action Plan-Public Hearing
Review and Approval-Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist
The commission discusses topics of: emergency funding thru COVID, funding changes due to Cares Act, Mission statement, Age friendly classification and approved development.
Commissioners Echo Fields / Heidi Parker m/s to accept the 2020 CDBG Action Plan with amendments to stages of approved development and funding changes. Voice Vote: All Ayes. Motion passed.
COVID-19 Response Update
Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist, Gina Duquenne, Commissioner, Michelle Arellano, OHRA executive Director and Cass Sinclair, OHRA Senior Director.
Linda gave an update of activities previously funded by the City that the commission was made award of at their regular meeting in March under the former City administrator.  Since the March meeting the City issued a request for funding proposals for CARES Act funding which is specific to COVID related preparation and response activities.  Reid provided a brief verbal overview of funds given out at this time:
            $100,000 to OHRA for Hotel rooms for homeless and meal delivery
            $  11,000 to Peace House for Meal preparation
            $    50,000 to OHRA for rental assistance
            $    6,400 to OHRA for Shower trailer
Cass gave overview of all the things they have been doing to help the homeless during the quarantine.
Gina talked about City owned property in the county at the bottom on Oak street and a proposal for a homeless campground. Denis Slattery talked about logistics of the property being in the county and insurance issues.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
                        Next Housing Commission Regular Meeting
Adjournment:   Rich Rohde adjourned the meeting at 5:25p.m.  
Respectfully submitted by Liz Hamilton

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