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File #: 21-3240   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning and Land Development Committee
On agenda: 4/26/2021
Posting Language: Briefing on the Housing Commission’s Annual Retreat held on April 7, 2021 [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager. Verónica R. Soto, Director, NHSD]
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood & Housing Services Department

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, FAICP, Neighborhood & Housing Services Department Director


Briefing on the Housing Commission's Annual Retreat held on April 7, 2021

The Housing Commission held their 2021 Annual Retreat on April 7th, 2021. The meeting was held in person at the Phil Hardberger Park Urban Ecology Center. Due to COVID restrictions, the meeting was live streamed for public view and comments were taken virtually. The primary items of focus for the retreat were finalizing the Definition of Affordability for the SHIP and establishing a subcommittee structure.
The Commission also focused on creating a structure for their organization, starting with the set-up of sub committees that would assist in implementing their Charge.
With the acceptance of San Antonio's Housing Policy Framework on September 6, 2018, City Council recommended the Housing Commission become the oversight commission for the Framework implementation.

Per Ordinance 2018-11-15-0919, passed and approved November 15, 2018, Section 9: In order to support its work, the Commission may also seek voluntary technical or specific professional assistance from individuals in the community representing certain technical disciplines or areas of special expertise.

On April 7, 2021, the Housing Commissioners elected to create the following subcommittees to support the Commission's Charge:
* Public Engagement and Outreach Committee
* Dashboard and Annual Report
Many city boards and commissions adopt codes of conduct or by-laws to govern the rules and procedures that govern the board/commission. Within these documents the structure not only of the commission, but of the subcommittees to support the commission is laid out. These items will be discussed during the April 28th Housing Commission meeting.

During the 2021 Annual Retreat, the Housing Commissio...

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