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May 5, 2021
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Housing Commission Meeting

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

The Housing Commission examines issues of community interest and makes recommendations to the City Council on policy matters as directed by the City Council.

The Housing Commission is charged primarily with advising the City Council on housing matters including housing supply and housing related problems.

Role and responsibilities
  • Community attitudes about housing (range, distribution, racial, social-economic problems)
  • Programs for evaluating, maintaining, and upgrading the distribution and quality of housing stock in the City
  • Planning, implementing and evaluating City programs under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974
  • Members serve with staff on a loan review committee for housing rehabilitation programs and a first time homebuyer loan program
  • Review and recommend to the City Council regarding the Below Market Rate (BMR) program
  • Initiate, review and recommend on housing policies and programs for the City
  • Review and recommend on housing related impacts for environmental impact reports
  • Review and recommend on State and regional housing issues
  • Review and recommend on the Housing Element of the General Plan
  • The five most senior members of the Housing Commission also serve as the members of the Relocation Appeals Board (City Resolution 4290, adopted June 25, 1991)