Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Housing
Are you a low income renter? Trying to become a homeowner? Someone who has experienced homelessness? A housing advocate? Apply to be part of the City of Minneapolis’ new Advisory Committee on Housing. The committee will advise city leaders on all aspects of housing policy at a time when housing issues are more critical than ever. With record low rental vacancy rates, rising rents and a shortage of homes available for first time homebuyers, the city is seeking input from residents affected by the current housing market to help inform and guide city housing policy decisions.
The Minneapolis Advisory Committee on Housing will advise the City Council, the Mayor and City departments on a wide range of issues related to housing, including but not limited to:
- city housing policy
- homelessness and housing instability
- fair housing
- housing development
- rental licensing
- health and sustainability
The committee is intended to reflect the racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, disability status, geographic and gender diversity of Minneapolis residents most affected by the current housing environment, which has low vacancy rates, a shortage of available affordable rentals, and a large disparity in homeownership rates between white households and households of color.
The Advisory Committee will elect its own chair and other officers, establish its own by-laws and meeting schedule. Meeting locations and times may vary, but will be in accessible locations close to transit.
The Committee will be staffed by the Community Planning and Economic Development, Regulatory Services and Health Departments.
Deadline: October 5, 2018
The committee will include twelve (12) resident members. The resident members should reflect the racial/ethnic, geographic and gender diversity of Minneapolis and include the following perspectives:
- Persons who have experienced homelessness (adults or youth)
- Rental property owners
- Advocates for affordable housing
The committee will include nine (9) representatives of organizations that work on housing, including one representative from each of the following:
- Hennepin County Continuum of Care Operating Committee of Heading Home Hennepin
- Minneapolis Public Schools
- An organization that provides emergency or overnight shelter services in Minneapolis
- An organization that advocates for renters
- A nonprofit community development organization
- An organization that advocates for rental property owners
- An organization that helps support homeownership and the elimination of racial disparities in homeownership rates
- An organization that works for equity in housing, especially as it relates to preventing involuntary displacement of low income communities of color
City Clerk Appointments
Room 304, 350 South Fifth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415-1382
You can apply on your own behalf, nominate others for consideration, or inform the City Clerk's Office of someone to whom you'd like application materials to be sent.
In your application, please address the following:
- your personal experience with housing issues and challenges AND/OR
- your ability to represent and engage with residents affected by the current housing situation
Applications are forwarded to staff in the Community Planning and Economic Development, Regulatory Services and Health Departments. Applications are then reviewed by staff with input from the Mayor’s Office and the Housing Policy and Development (HPD) Committee for recommendation to the HPD Committee and the full City Council.
Staff Contact for Committee: Katie Topinka, 612-673-5068 or [email protected]
City Clerk Contact: 612-673-2216 [email protected]
Should you require a reasonable accommodation in order to fully participate, or information in an alternative format, please contact the Office of City Clerk at 612-673-2216 or [email protected]. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use a relay service to call 311 at 612-673-3000. TTY users call 612-673-2157.
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Last updated Sep 21, 2018