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. unless otherwise specified

PLACE: Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, Room 2402

REPORTS TO: Planning and Development Committee

STAFF:  Savannah Clement
                Housing Policy and Planning Analyst
                Email Staff

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Agenda & Minutes

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


Date Agenda Actions Minutes Packet/Presentations


 10/03/2019 Canceled      
09/05/2019 Agenda Actions    Packet
08/01/2019 Agenda  Actions  Minutes Packet   Presentation from EDC
07/11/19 Canceled      
06/06/2019 Agenda  Actions  Minutes Packet
05/02/2019 Agenda  Actions  Minutes Packet
04/04/2019 Canceled       
03/07/2019 Agenda Actions  Minutes Packet
02/07/2019 Agenda Actions  Minutes Packet
01/10/2019 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet
12/06/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet
11/01/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet
10/04/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet
09/06/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet
07/25/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet
07/12/2018 Rescheduled
07/05/2018 Rescheduled
06/19/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet


05/03/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet
04/05/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet
03/01/2018 Rescheduled
02/28/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet
02/01/2018 Canceled
01/11/2018 Agenda Actions Minutes Packet


Members Term Expiration
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

*2nd Term