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City of Medford Oregon / Boards & Commissions / Housing Advisory Commission

On February 1, 2019, the Medford Housing Advisory Commission replaced the Housing and Community Development Commission.

Municipal Code:
The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall consist of nine voting members as follows:

     Two (2) members representing the construction and development community; one (1) member representing a local lending institution; two (2) members representing local realtors and multifamily housing operators; two (2) members representing affordable housing developers; one (1) member representing a tenant organization;  and one (1) member-at-large encouraging representation from throughout the whole community.  Voting members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council for terms of three years.
     The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall adopt rules of procedure, as necessary, and shall by resolution establish either a regular meeting date or rules of procedure under which a meeting may be called.  Five voting members shall constitute a quorum. 
     The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall administer the City’s affordable housing program and advise the City Council on matters related to the City’s housing stock and its development.
     The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall act as an advisor to the City Council on matters affecting housing development pertaining to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program in the city of Medford.
     The duties of the Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall include, but not be limited to the following:
  • Administer annual public solicitation and selection process (for example a Request for Proposals) for Construction Excise Tax (CET) eligible housing development proposals.  Recommend selections to City Council for final approval;
  • Identify and make recommendations to the Council regarding housing policy for housing that meets the needs of households at all income levels;
  • Make recommendations to Council regarding the development of new programs and the enhancement of existing programs.  Advise Council on possible opportunities;
  • Review current land use policies and zoning regulations and promote the adoption of policies and regulations supporting housing affordability;
  • Serve in an advisory capacity on any and all housing matters pertinent to the City of Medford's CDBG entitlement program.  Review housing-related grant award recommendations made by the Community Development Grants Commission, make and communicate final CDBG housing-related grant award recommendations to City Council; and
  • Other duties as directed by Council.
Established Meetings Length of Term
Pursuant to 2018-72; June 21, 2018 Second Wednesday of each month at 12:00 p.m. 3 years


Name Email Title Term Begin Term End
Clay Bearnson Council Liaison 1/17/2019
Angela Durant Staff Liaison 2/1/2019
Jason Elzy Local Realtor & Multifamily Housing Operator Representative 2/1/2019 1/31/2022
Randell Embertson Affordable Housing Representative 2/1/2020 1/31/2023
Steve Erb Lending Insitution Representative 2/1/2019 1/31/2024
Randy Jones Construction & Development Representative 2/1/2019 1/31/2022
Alexander Knecht Affordable Housing Developer 2/1/2021 1/31/2024
Debra Lee Tenant Organization Representative 2/1/2020 1/31/2023
John Michaels At-Large 12/5/2019 1/31/2022
Alex Poythress Alt Council Liaison 1/21/2021
John Stranahan Local Realtor & Multifamily Housing Operator Representative 7/18/2019 1/31/2024
Paul Tanner Construction & Development Representative 2/1/2019 1/31/2024

Upcoming Calendar Events

Date Start End Event Description Location
4/27/2021 6:00 PM 7:30 PM Listen and Learn - Housing Capacity Analysis & Housing Production Strategy Projects
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5/12/2021 12:00 PM 1:30 PM Housing Advisory Commission Meeting
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April 27

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