PURPOSE: In order to protect and promote the public health, safety, and welfare of the residents, the City Council establishes a Housing, Homelessness, and Human Relations Commission ("Commission") to provide for the planning, expansion, maintenance, conservation and rehabilitation of Evanston's housing stock and to be responsive to needs for change in housing related matters to the end of maintaining a diverse residential environment and to conserve property values within the community and to combat homelessness. It is further found that the Commission is necessary to monitor and maintain compliance with fair housing and other protections afforded to any individual with a disability or who is a member of a protected class. (Ord. No. 77-O-16 , § 2, 7-25-2016)
# 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. The members must include the following: One (1) member who resides in a rental unit in Evanston; One (1) member who is a landlord that owns at least one (1) multi-family building in Evanston; One (1) member of a protected class or who has a background or experience in human rights, fair housing, environmental justice or similar areas; One (1) member who is able to adequately represent the housing needs of seniors; and Two (2) members who are Aldermen. (Ord. No. 77-O-16 , § 2, 7-25-2016)
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
Agenda & MinutesPacket
|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|