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Housing Advisory Commission Agenda & Minutes

Wednesday, August 28, 2019



August 28, 2019
12:00 P.M. 1:30 P.M.          
Lausmann Annex, Room 151                                                           
200 S. Ivy Street
Medford, OR 97501
10.   Roll Call
The regular meeting of the Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) was called to order at 12:05 PM in the Lausmann Annex Room 151. 200 S. Ivy Street, Medford, Oregon on the above date with the following members and staff in attendance:

Commissioners Present

Jeff Bender
Randell Embertson
Steven Erb
Randy Jones
Debra Lee
Paul Tanner
Matthew Stranahan
Commissioners Absent
Jason Elzy
Denise James 

Staff Present
Angela Durant, Planning Department
Carla Paladino, Planning Department
Cinthya Perezchica, Planning Department
Madison Simmons, Legal Department

Guests Present
Sturdy Homes- Via phone
Community Works
Columbia Care
Hearts with a Mission
Compass House  

20.  Opening Remarks      
30.  Housing Opportunity Funds Proposals Presentations
The following proposals were presented to the commission for the Housing Opportunity Fund (HOF):
  1. Sturdy Homes
  • Requested $400,000
  • Create an affordable housing complex comprised of steel-framed modular units exported from China on vacant, unidentified land in Medford
  1. Community Works
  • Requested $32,600
  • Add rental support for transitional housing (available for a period of two years coupled with case management through the Transitional Living Program) for homeless youth and young adults, ages 16-25  
  1. OnTrack
  • Requested $56,249
  • Rehabilitate permanent housing via exterior painting; replacement of the roof, gutters, and windows; and remodel to make ground-floor ADA accessible  
  1. ColumbiaCare
  • Requested $400,000
  • Develop permanent supportive housing for low-income veterans, offering single-room occupancy and family living with onsite support services  
  1. Hearts with a Mission
  • Requested $150,000
  • Complete construction of a new homeless youth shelter serving youth for ages 10-17, which will fill a funding gap created by the transformation of the existing shelter to transitional living for ages 18-22  
  1. Compass House
  • Requested $20,000
  • Sustain transitional housing that serves individuals with disabilities and mental illness

40.  Remarks from Council Liaison
50.  Remarks from Commissioners
Commissioner Randy Jones thanked the applicants for their presentations.
60.  Remarks from Commission Chair
70.  Remarks from Staff Liaisons
80.  Adjourned
Meeting adjourned at 1:30 p.m.

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