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Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee (View All)

Housing and Human Services Commission Regular Meeting

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission
August 22, 2019
Audio File
Call to Order 
Commission Chair Rohde called the meeting to order at 4:03 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
Gina Duquenne  
Tom Gunderson SOU Liaison
Heidi Parker None appointed at this time
Sarah Spansail  
Jackie Bachman Staff Present:
  Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist
  Liz Hamilton, Permit Technician
Commissioners Not In Attendance:  
Joseph Tomlin  
Linda Reppond  
Erin Crowley  

Approval of Minutes
Commissioners Jackie Bachman / Heide Parker m/s to approve the minutes as amended of July 25, 2019. Voice Vote: All Ayes. Motion passed
Public Forum
  No Public speaking so Rich Rohde has the commission go around the table for new news information.
Affordable Housing Program Update
                        Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist gave information on the preliminary introduction of the Updated City of Ashland Affordable Housing Program and the upgraded formula for income threshold levels.  Discussion amongst commissioners to understand what the new formula could be.
Social Service Grant Application Changes Memo 
                        Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist re-presented the info that the commission went over at last meeting and let them know that she will get with Jan at United Way about getting an updated form.
Review and Discussion of Housing Bill 2916
                        Commission discussed how to get the information out to the public on this bill.  Commission agrees to have this topic as an agenda topic in Sept.  Commission agrees to make a future recommendation to the city council that there is an opportunity to use House Bill 2916 as positive move on Homelessness and that includes a study session and a list of available city owned property that fits with this housing bill to utilize the land for a homeless camp or Tiny House Village.  Tom Gunderson & Heidi Parker agree to meet with Pam Marsh for ideas on a homeless camp.
Rent Burden/106 Forum Planning Update
                        Gina Duquenne presents the list of possible events and agenda for the forum event on Oct 21.  Work group will work on getting a Facilitator and inviting JPR to attend forum and possible broadcast.  They will report back at Sept meeting.
Liaison Reports discussion
Council (Dennis Slattery) Rich Rohde reads email from Dennis Slattery
Staff (Linda Reid) Jackson County Continuum of Care put out request for proposals with high response
General Announcements Rich Rohde states that mental health homeless issues needs to be a future consideration for commission.
Upcoming Events and Meetings
                        Next Housing Commission Regular Meeting
4:00-6:00 PM; September 26, 2019 in the Siskiyou Room of the Community Development Building
Adjournment:   Rich Rohde adjourned the meeting at 5:50p.m.  
Respectfully submitted by Liz Hamilton

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