Housing & Homelessness Commission

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PURPOSE: In order to protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents, the City Council establishes a Housing and Homelessness Commission ("Commission") to provide for the planning, expansion, maintenance, conservation and rehabilitation of Evanston's housing stock. The Commission shall also work to maintain and expand affordable housing for Evanston's low, moderate, and middle income residents. The Commission will be responsive to needs for change in housing related matters to maintain a diverse residential environment throughout the community and to combat homelessness. The Commission will provide recommendations on funding and policies to carry out City Council priorities related to housing and homelessness. (Ord. No. 94-O-17 , § 2, 12-11-2017) 

# OF MEMBERS: Nine (9) members.

QUALIFICATIONS: The Commission consists of nine (9) members who serve without compensation and are residents of the City of Evanston. In appointing new members to the Commission, the Mayor will consider knowledge, familiarity, and/or experience with local housing issues, homelessness and affordable housing issues, different housing populations in Evanston including seniors, the different types of housing stock in Evanston, renter and homeowner housing issues, and housing development and financing for public and private sectors. At least one (1) member of the Commission must be an alderman. All members must be residents of the City of Evanston.

TERM: 3 years, may serve a second term.

MEETING DATE: First Thursday of every month, at 7:00 p.m.

PLACE: Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, Room 2402

REPORTS TO: Planning and Development Committee

STAFF:  Savannah Clement
                Housing Policy and Planning Analyst
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Agenda & Minutes

(View archives of Housing & Homelessness Commission and Human Relations Commission)

Date Agenda Actions  Minutes Packet/Presentations
03/01/2018  Rescheduled      
02/28/2018 Agenda Actions Packet
02/01/2018 Canceled      
01/11/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet
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Members Term Expiration
Ald. Eleanor Revelle
Sue Calder* June 2018
Sidney Caselberry* June 2018
Ellen Cushing, Chair* February 2020
Noelle Gilbreath* July 2020
Sandra Hill* June 2018
Kyle Lauterhahn* April 2018
Moika Long* July 2020 
Geri Palmer, Vice-Chair* October 2019

*2nd Term