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Housing Advisory Commission Agenda & Minutes

Wednesday, July 17, 2019


July 17, 2019                                                 
12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.                                                                                  
Santo Community Center, Room 5
701 N Columbus Ave, Medford, Oregon
10.   Roll Call
The joint study session of the Community Development Grants Commission (CDGC) and Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) was called to order at 12:05 P.M. in Room 5, Santo Community Center, Medford on the above date with the following members and staff in attendance:

Commissioners Present
Jeffrey Bender, Chair (HAC)
Marie Cabler, Chair (CDGC)
Jason Elzy, Vice Chair (HAC)
Jason Bull (CDGC)
Carol Fiddler (CDGC)
Randy Jones (HAC)- arrived at 12:35 P.M
Debra Lee (HAC)
Chad McComas (CDGC)
Tom Sramek, Jr. (CDGC)
Staff Present
Clay Bearnson, City Council Liaison (HAC)
Angela Durant, Staff Liaison
Aleia Fletcher, Staff Liaison
Carla Paladino, Staff Liaison
Madison Simmons, Legal Staff Liaison

Commissioners Absent
Steve Dickson, Vice Chair (CDGC)
Randell Embertson (HAC)
Steven Erb (HAC)
Rebecca Erickson (CDGC)
Denise James (HAC)
Adam Rutledge (HAC)
Rebecca Scott (CDGC)
Craig Switzler (CDGC)
Paul Tanner (HAC)
Staff Absent
Matt Brinkley, Staff Liaison


20.   Homeless System Action Plan
The Housing Advisory Commission and Community Development Grants Commission held a joint study session to collect and discuss feedback on the 31 recommended actions from the Homeless System Action Plan (HSAP) to help establish biennial priorities based on need, timing, funding, and ability to complete actions within the targeted timeframe.
Key highlights addressed in the HSAP regarding goals and actions include the need for:
  • Targeted outreach and assistance to homeless individuals on the Greenway
  • Creation of additional homeless shelters, including of ‘Housing First’ and other models
  • Increased street outreach to non-veteran, single male adults
  • Increased collaboration between the City, CoC, and faith-based community
  • City collaboration with the County and other providers to address solutions to homelessness
  • Including the Continuum of Care (CoC) in discussions surrounding homelessness
  • Centralized location to provide services
  • Identifying potential surplus land from City, County, and faith-based community
  • City’s financial investment in support services

30.   Adjourn
Meeting adjourned at 2:00 P.M.

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