OPM: Interagency Council on Affordable Housing
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/ ReportsMeetings/ Rules of Procedure/ Charge/ Contact

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Council Members:

  • 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
  • Michael Regan, Fiscal Administrative Manager, Department of Correction
  • Catherine Smith, Commissioner, Department of Economic and Community Development
  • Alicia Woodsby, Interim 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*
  • Margy Gerundo-Murkette, Acting 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

                  Daisy Franklin

                  Joseph Martel

      One (1) member who is a state resident eligible to receive state housing assistance

                  Sarah Ratchford

      

    Council Staff:

                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.

 

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                    Prepared for the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority (CHFA) by BFJ Planning,    
                    in association with Urbanomics
   

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*** PUBLIC HEARING ON DECEMBER 11, 2012 ***

Public Hearing Notice         Public Hearing Summary

***PUBLIC TESTIMONY ON JANUARY 29, 2013***

                           Testimony

Council Meetings:

Meetings will be held at the Lyceum at 227 Lawrence Street in Hartford, unless otherwise noted below.

 

UPCOMING SCHEDULED MEETINGS:

    Tuesday, October 14, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.   

 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014  

  Agenda

  Minutes - draft

  Meeting Materials: 2015 PIT Count Budget; 2014 Legislative Session Overview; Status Update on 2014 Council Recommendations; Individual and Family Supports Program - Analysis of Effectiveness Plan

 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

    Agenda

    Minutes

    Meeting Materials: Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness Handouts; Overview of Data from Department of Housing Programs

 

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - SPECIAL MEETING

Held Jointly with Board of Directors of the Connecticut Housing Finance Authority

CHFA:

     Board Package, including Agenda

     Minutes: Board Meeting; Mortgage Committee; Finance Audit Committee

    

Council:            

      Agenda

      Minutes

      Meeting Materials: 2014 Council Report

  

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

   Agenda

   Minutes

   Meeting Materials: Presentation on LIHTC and QAP; 2013 Qualified Allocation Plan; Draft Annual Council Report

 

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

  Agenda

  Minutes

  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

   Agenda

   Minutes

   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

   Agenda

   Minutes 
 

Thursday, March 28, 2013  (State Capitol Building)

   Agenda

   Minutes
 

Monday, February 25, 2013

   Minutes

   Materials
 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

   Agenda

   Minutes

 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

   Agenda

   Minutes
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

   Agenda

   Minutes
 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

   Agenda

   Minutes
   Materials
 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

   Agenda

   Minutes

 

Friday, September 7, 2012 - SPECIAL MEETING

   Agenda

   Minutes
 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

   Agenda
   Minutes
   Materials: Needs, Barriers, Barriers CHC
 

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

   Agenda

   Minutes
   Materials
 

 

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Rules of Procedure

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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.

 

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For Further Information, Contact:

Kelly Sinko, Phone: (860) 418-6226

E-mail: Kelly.Sinko@ct.gov





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