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The Homeless Services Masterplan Subcommittee is a Subcommittee of the Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee requested by the Council to complete a specific task
 
The Homeless Services Masterplan Subcommittee is being created to develop a document that outlines the City’s role in providing and supporting resources and services and that address the issues of homelessness in the Ashland Community.  The objectives of the Plan are to produce a roadmap of the homeless response system; identify local strengths, weaknesses, and performance gaps to better inform and plan for the City's investments of limited resources to address issues of homelessness in the Ashland Community.
 
Actions will include:
  • An assessment of the current homeless response system (including the Continuum of Care (CoC) and suggest some options for improvements. 
  • Engaging community members in providing feedback about the City’s role in providing and supporting resources to address issues of homelessness
Other areas of assessment may include:
  • An inventory of permanent supportive housing and transitional housing options available to meet the needs of the homeless;
  • An inventory of affordable housing projects, and may include recommendations for interim housing solutions
  • An inventory of shelter beds by sub-population for both Ashland and the region.
Lastly, there should be an inclusive discussion for potential future development options for the shelter building and property located at 2200 Ashland street. 

To see meeting times/dates and locations and to view the agenda and packet materials select this link
 

The purpose and mission of the Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee 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 Advisory Committee 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.
Please remember that other than staff, the people listed below are volunteers working on behalf of our community and should only be contacted on matters related to their particular commission, committee or board.

Contact the Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee

Interested in serving on this Committee? SUBMIT an APPLICATION
 
Established Meetings Length of Term
October 18, 2013 4th Thursday of the Month from 4:00-6:00 P.M. in the Siskiyou Room, 51 Winburn Way 3 Year Terms Expiring April 30th

Members

Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Vacancy 1 Position 7 4/30/2024
Vacancy 2 SOU Liaison
Alan Ackroyd Position 4 5/16/2023 4/30/2026
Brittney Bass Position 5 5/16/2023 4/30/2026
Echo Fields Position 2 - CHAIR 2/5/2020 4/30/2025
Kathy Kali Position 6 - VICE CHAIR 9/21/2021 4/30/2024
Bob Kaplan Council Liaison
Jason Mendoza Position 8 5/16/2023 4/30/2026
Crystal Munoz Position 3 - VICE CHAIR 5/2/2023 4/30/2026
Deborah Price Position 9 5/16/2023 4/30/2025
Linda Reid Staff Liaison
Rich Rohde Position 1  12/17/2013 4/30/2025

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
3/28/2024 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee Meeting
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4/25/2024 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee Meeting
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5/23/2024 4:00 PM 6:00 PM Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee Meeting
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