Housing and Human Services Advisory Committee (View All)
Housing and Human Services Commission Regular Meeting
Minutes Thursday, September 24, 2020
Ashland Housing and Human Services Commission Minutes September 24, 2020 Audio
Call to Order
Commission Chair Rohde called the Zoom meeting to order at 4:00 pm in Ashland, Oregon, 97520.
Dennis Slattery - ABS
None appointed at this time
Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist
Liz Hamilton, Permit Technician
Brandon Goldman, Senior Planner
Bill Molnar, Community Development Director
Commissioners Not In Attendance:
Approval of Minutes
Commissioners Gina Duquenne / Jackie Bachman m/s to approve the minutes of July 23, 2020. Hand Vote: All raised as yes. Motion passed
Public Forum Commission discusses an email from Molly Silver
Affordable Housing Trust Fund Review and Recommendation Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist indicates that a re-review for recommendations is needed due to COVID and additional CDBG funding. Commission discusses how to go about recommendations.
Mary Farrel / MaslowProject (requesting $30,000) speaks about the funds Maslow would like to have from the Housing Trust fund for their program to help house families with children. Commissioners ask some general questions about the program and Mary answered questions.
NeighborWorks Umpqua (requesting $43,500) was not represented, and their application remains the same as in March.
Jackie Bachman states she has no financial gain from any decisions of these recommendations and can vote in a fair and just manner.
Commissioners Jackie Bachman / Tom Gunderson m/s the recommendation to fully fund each of the applicant programs at the requested amounts with the provision that Staff develops a plan that flexibly funds each proposal. Linda Reppond recuses due to possible conflict of interest Individual Voice Vote: All Ayes,. Motion passed
Affordable Housing Program Revisions Review and Recommendation Brandon Goldman, Senior Planner gave history of how the Ordinance came about. Lind Reid and Brandon Goldman give an overview of the outline on the Ordinance. Commissioners asked questions and made comments.
Commissioners Echo Fields / Chris Mahan m/s to recommend the Amendments to the Land Use Ordinance, regarding conversion of Multi-family rental housing into for purchase, Affordable Housing Standards, and Approval standards for Zone changes and Annexation changes., Voice Vote: All Ayes. Motion passed
Cahoots Program Update Rich Rohde, Commission Chair gives update of forming an emergency mental health response team for homeless in the Rogue Valley.
Utility Assistance Recommendation Updates Linda Reid, Housing Program Specialist gave update as to what programs are currently in place for Utility Assistance.
General Announcements and Updates Hardesy property / Gina – walk thru with many organizations that help homeless. City owned property but County has zoning rights, property is also outside of our urban growth boundary.
Staff update by Linda Reid gave update on monies given for COVID relief and monies available for further options upcoming.
Upcoming Events and Meetings Next Housing Commission Regular Meeting October 22, 2020
Adjournment:Rich Rohde adjourned the meeting at 6:20p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Liz Hamilton
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