Interagency Council on Affordable Housing
Interagency Council on Affordable Housing
Public Act No. 12-1
The state established an Interagency Council on Affordable Housing, in accordance with Public Act 12-1, June Special Session Sec. 113, to advise and assist the Commissioner of the Department of Housing in the planning and implementation of the department.
Membership/ Reports/ Meetings/ Rules of Procedure/ Charge/ Contact
- Anne Foley, Under Secretary for Policy Development and Planning, Office of Policy and Management
Chairperson, Interagency Council on Affordable Housing
- Raymond Singleton, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Social Services
- Barbara Geller, Director, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
- Kim Somaroo-Rodriguez, Manager, Department of Children and Families
- Rebecca Fleming, Deputy Director, Department of Correction
- Catherine Smith, Commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development
- Howard Rifkin, Executive Director, Partnership for Strong Communities
- Betsy Crum, Executive Director, Connecticut Housing Coalition
- Lisa Tepper Bates, Executive Director, Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
- Eric Chatman, President, Connecticut Housing Finance Authority
- Terrence Macy, Commissioner, Department of Developmental Services*
- Louis Tallarita, Education Consultant, State Department of Education*
- Edith Prague, Commissioner, State Department on Aging*
- Kate Forcier, President of the Connecticut Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials*
Members appointed by the Council:
Two (2) members who are tenants receiving state housing assistance
One (1) member who is a state resident eligible to receive state housing assistance
Kelly Sinko, Policy Associate, Office of Policy and Management
*Per Public Act 13-234, four new statutory members are added to the Council, effective July 1, 2013.
Prepared for the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) by BFJ Planning,
in association with Urbanomics
*** PUBLIC HEARING ON DECEMBER 11, 2012 ***
Public Hearing Notice Public Hearing Summary
***PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON JANUARY 29, 2013***
Meetings will be held from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. at the Lyceum at 227 Lawrence Street in Hartford, unless otherwise noted below.
UPCOMING SCHEDULED MEETINGS:
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014 - SPECIAL MEETING
-Held jointly with Board of Directors of CHFA, Time TBD
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Minutes - draft
Meeting Materials: 2014 Council Work Plan - Draft; Housing Program Performance Data Matrix; Executive Summary of CHFA Housing Market Inventory Report; PowerPoint Presentation of Summary of CHFA Housing Market Inventory Report; Strategies for Overcoming Barriers - Draft; Barriers to Effective Housing Systems - Updated
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Materials: Draft Barriers to Effective Housing Delivery Systems; Preliminary Framework to Determine Effectiveness of State Housing Programs; Public Housing and Non-Smoking Policies
Monday, July 15, 2013 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM
Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM (State Capitol Building)
Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012 - SPECIAL MEETING
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Rules of Procedure
Statutory Charge of the Council:
The Council is charged with developing strategies and recommendations for the implementation of the Department of Housing. Specifically, the Council is required to:
(1) Assess the housing needs of low income individuals and families;
(2) Review and analyze the effectiveness of existing state programs in meeting those needs;
(3) Identify barriers to effective housing delivery systems; and
(4) Develop strategies and recommendations to enhance the availability of safe and affordable housing in communities across the state through the Department of Housing.
Additionally, the Council is required to submit a report to the Governor and the joint standing committees of the General Assembly having cognizance of matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies, housing and human services on the implementation of the Department of Housing.
The report must address recommendations concerning:
(1) Programs to be transferred to the Department of Housing and a timeline for implementation;
(2) Effective changes to the state's housing delivery systems;
(3) Prioritization of housing resources; and
(4) Enhanced coordination among and across housing systems.
For Further Information, Contact:
Kelly Sinko, Phone: (860) 418-6226
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