The Cedar Rapids City Council has created a commission of residents and service providers that work or reside in Cedar Rapids, Iowa known as the Affordable Housing Commission, which reports to the City Council Development Committee.
The purpose of the Affordable Housing Commission is to identify the nature and scope of the housing needs of low and moderate-income residents in Cedar Rapids and recommend to the City Council effective strategies for collaborating to meet those needs.
Function and Responsibility:
The functions of the Affordable Housing Commission are to:
- Identify the nature and scope of housing needs of low and moderate-income residents.
- Recommend effective strategies to City Council for collaborating to meet those needs.
- Identify legislative issues regarding trends or barriers to access programs.
- Review and make recommendations to the City Council on key affordable housing issues, such as the annual Housing Market Analysis and State applications.
The Commission generally meets every other month (Jan/March/May/July/Sept/Nov) and is held in the lower level Training Room at City Hall, at 3:00 p.m. The Commission shall meet at a minimum of four (4) times a year. Meetings shall be advertised at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.
- The Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) will consist of no more than 21 members appointed by the Cedar Rapids Mayor upon the advice and consent of the City Council.
- 13 members will be representatives from social service agencies that serve the citizens of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- 4 members will be representatives from professional service agencies that serve the citizens of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- 4 members will be Cedar Rapids, Iowa residents; one representative from each quadrant.
- Ashley Balius
- Dedric Doolin
- Laura O'Leary
- Carrie Slagle
- Tracey Achenbach
- Heather Harney
- Paula Mitchell
- Chad Pelley
- Lindsey Ellickson
- Aaron Saylor
- Alicia Faust
- Selinya Carew
- Brittany Scanlon
- Kelli Sharpe
- Stefanie Munsterman
- Karey Chase
- Bryce Dake
- Julie Facion
- Danielle Rodriguez
- Dennis Rucker