Agendas and Minutes

Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee (View All)

Housing and Human Services Commission Regular Meeting

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission
July 23, 2020
Call to Order
Commission Chair Rohde called the meeting to order at 4:00 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 -ABS
Echo Fields  
Gina Duquenne SOU Liaison
Tom Gunderson None appointed at this time
Heidi Parker  
Chris Mahan Staff Present:
Jackie Bachman Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist
Linda Reppond Brandon Goldman, Senior Planner
Commissioners Not In Attendance:  
Erin Crowley  
Approval of Minutes
Commissioners Jackie Bachman / Gina Duquenne m/s to approve the minutes of May 28, 2020. Voice Vote: All Ayes. Motion passed
Public Forum - None
Affordable Housing Standards Land Use Ordinance Amendments
Linda Reid and Brandon Goldman presented the proposed changes for the Ordinance. 
Commission discussion:
Heidi concerned that the new rental at 60% AMI is too high
Rich likes the Development Timing proposed amendment as he feels it promotes developers to partner with low income or non-profit projects.
Echo does not like the Housing Distribution proposed amendment, feels it adds to the stigma.
Jackie feels the opposite
Gina feels she does not see that in Snowberry
Heidi in regard to Term of Affordability, she is concerned about repairs needs after 30 years and how low income would handle that.
Rich feels the longer time frame is a selling point for Affordability.  Wants more feed back from loaning institutions about the longer time frame
Heidi asks Brandon about an attachment on a bill of sale that city has the right of first refusal.
 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice-Public Hearing
Review by Linda Reid.
Commissioners Heidi Parker / Echo Fields m/s to approve the 2020-2024 Analysis of Impediment to Fair Housing Choice presented by Linda Reid.  Voice Vote: All Ayes. Motion passed

COVID-19 Updates
Speaker Dr Jim Shames (Jackson County Public Health Officer) answers questions about COVID come winter shelter time and about testing for COVID in the homeless and elderly communities.
Commission discusses any money procured for COVID and housing issues.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
                        Work Group for Hardesty property: Gina Duquenne, Linda Reppond
                        Next Housing Commission Regular Meeting TBD
Adjournment:   Rich Rohde adjourned the meeting at 5:50p.m.  
Respectfully submitted by Liz Hamilton

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