Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee (View All)
Housing and Human Services Commission Regular Meeting
Minutes Thursday, August 22, 2019
Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission Minutes 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.
Dennis Slattery - ABS
None appointed at this time
Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist
Liz Hamilton, Permit Technician
Commissioners Not In Attendance:
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 soRich 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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