Meeting called to order at 5:11p.m.
Housing and Community Development Commission
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
City Hall, Medford Room 330
- Roll Call
Present: Commissioners Marie Cabler, Denise James, Bill Boehning, Paul Tanner and John Michaels,
Council Liaison Dick Gordon, and Staff Liaisons Angela Durant and Laura Stewart. Daniel Smith
arrived at 5:24 p.m.
Absent: Commissioners Rebecca Erickson, Carol Fiddler and Heidi Hill.
- Public Comments – None
- Approval of Minutes from December 6, 2017, January 3, 2018, February 7, 2018, February 20, 2018, February 21, 2018 and March 14, 2018. All minutes were approved as submitted.
- Old Business: The following items will be addressed in the Study Session immediately following this meeting: Housing Amendments, the formation of a permanent Housing Advisory Commission, the proposed commission changes, the future of the Housing Commission and topics for and dates of future study sessions.
Motion passed with 5 affirmative votes, 4 commissioners absent.
Councilman Daniel Smith arrived at 5:24 p.m.
- New Business: See Exhibit A – Agenda Item Commentary. On April 2, 2018, St. Vincent de Paul requested the return of $536.25 of program income. The CDBG Agreement executed on 9/25/2017 authorizes up to $5,000 of program income to be returned to the subrecipient.
“I move to approve St. Vincent de Paul’s request for a return of program income in the amount of $536.25 to the Reducing Medford Homelessness in 2017 program to be expended by June 30, 2018.”
Moved by: John Michaels Seconded by: Bill Boehning
Motion made by John Michaels to extend the length of the meeting by 15 minutes. Seconded by Daniel Smith. Motion passed with 6 affirmative votes, 3 commissioners absent.
Neighborhood Stabilization Program – The City of Medford has reserved $718,501 of program income from the Oregon Housing and Community Services for Habitat for Humanity to purchase and rehabilitate 3 houses. The houses will be purchased by low income residents and have a 15 year affordability period.
- Staff Report by Staff Liaison Angela Durant.
Veteran’s Project at 2083 College Way - Example of public, private and non-profit partnerships. A building inspector was notified of building code violations at a property, then learned a veteran lived there and had owned the home for over 40 years. The house was not salvageable. Hayden Homes’ Non-Profit, First Story, agreed to partner with local contractors to build the veteran a new house. City staff was successful at securing donations of labor and supplies from many private companies to help develop a viable project. The move-in day is scheduled for May 23rd.
- < >Council Liaison – Dick Gordon advised City Council is reviewing making changes to the Commissions and Committees.
- Commissioners – None
- Chair – None
Meeting adjourned at 5:42 p.m.