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. unless otherwise specified
PLACE: Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, Room 2402
REPORTS TO: Planning and Development Committee
STAFF: Sarah Flax
Housing and Grants Manager
As the result of an executive order issued by Governor J.B. Pritzker suspending in-person attendance requirements for public meetings, the Housing and Homelessness Commission members and City staff will be participating in this meeting remotely. Due to public health concerns, residents will not be able to provide public comments in-person at the meeting.
Those wishing to make public comments may submit written comments or sign up, by 5pm the day of the meeting, to provide public comments by phone or video during the meeting, or by calling/texting 847-448-4311.
Sign-up to make a public comment during the meeting or provide a written a public comment using this form:
The Housing and Homelessness Commission has commissioners position open. Apply for the commission here:
Agenda & Minutes
|Ald. Eleanor Revelle|
|Monika Bobo, Vice-Chair||April 2021|
|Ellen Cushing*||February 2020|
|Larry Donoghue, Chair||June 2021|
|Kathy Feingold||June 2022|
|Noelle Gilbreath*||July 2020|
|Moika Long*||July 2020|
|Neda Nozari||June 2022|
|Renee Phillips||June 2021|