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File #: 20-1573    Version: 1 Name: 10/19/20 Resolution to Restate Membership of HHSAB
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/19/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/19/2020 Final action: 10/19/2020
Enactment date: 10/19/2020 Enactment #: R-20-414
Title: Resolution to Restate the Duties and Membership of the Housing and Human Services Advisory Board
Sponsors: Zachary Ackerman, Anne Bannister

Title

Resolution to Restate the Duties and Membership of the Housing and Human Services Advisory Board

Memorandum

This resolution makes the youth member of the HHSAB a voting member, bringing the total voting members to 14. This resolution also consolidates the two prior resolutions that created the HHSAB and contains minor, non-substantive clarifications.

Staff

Prepared by:                      Christopher Frost, Senior Assistant City Attorney

Body

Whereas, City Council created the Housing and Human Services Advisory Board (HHSAB) by Resolutions R-14-1-05, R-28-1-07; and

 

Whereas, City Council wishes to make youth members of the HHSAB voting members; and

 

Whereas, City Council wishes to consolidate and restate the duties and membership of the HHSAB in a single resolution;

 

RESOLVED, That the purpose of the Housing and Human Services Advisory Board is to provide recommendations to the City Council, City Administrator, and Office of Community Development regarding policies and programs to address the housing and human services needs of low-income residents of the City of Ann Arbor;

 

RESOLVED, That the HHSAB has the following specific duties:

 

1.                     Develop an annual work plan, for approval by City Council, for the implementation of housing and human service policies and programs.

 

2.                     Provide leadership in developing the Consolidated Strategy and Plan and its annual elements, as required by the federal department of Housing and Urban Development.

 

3.                     Make recommendations to City Council regarding citywide housing and human service policies.

 

4.                     Annually, make recommendations to City Council regarding funding priorities for federal, state, and City allocations and grants for housing and human services.

 

5.                     Oversee a public participation process to assess community housing and human service needs.

 

RESOLVED, That the Office Community Development shall assist the HHSAB as follows:

 

1.                     Provide administrative support.

 

2.                     Provide professional advice regarding:

 

a.                     Trends in community housing and human services needs

b.                     Grant-related regulations

c.                     Development of the Consolidated Strategy and Plan and Annual Plan elements

d.                     Need for new or revised housing and human services policies

e.                     Implications of funding priority changes

f.                     Potential work plan items

g.                     Other areas, as needed

 

3.                     Implement the annual work plan and provide periodic progress reports.

 

4.                     Administer related housing and human service programs;

 

RESOLVED, That the membership of the HHSAB shall be 14 voting members, appointed to 3-year terms, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of City Council, and consisting of:

 

3 nonprofit or consumer representatives

2 business representatives (preferably representing development, banking, legal, or architect sectors)

7 at-large representatives

1 social services or academic professional

1 youth representative

 

; and

 

RESOLVED, That 2 members of City Council shall be nonvoting members of the HHSAB, nominated by the Mayor and approved by City Council,

 

 

Sponsored by:  Councilmembers Ackerman and Bannister