Affordable Housing Commission

Details about the Affordable Housing Commission

Overview

The Affordable Housing Commission is hereby established a commission consisting of eleven (11) members to be known as the "Affordable Housing Commission".
The members shall be appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen.

Members serve without compensation and cannot serve more than two consecutive terms.

Apply to Serve (11 openings) View board website
Openings include appointments labeled "Serving Beyond Term."

Board Members

Showing 7 active board members (maximum 11)
Name Role End Date
Gail Brown Member 06/30/2021
Serving Beyond Term
Marc Hirshman Member 06/30/2021
Serving Beyond Term
Leonard Jones Member 06/30/2021
Serving Beyond Term
Steven Foelsch Member 06/30/2020
Serving Beyond Term
Deanetta James Member 06/30/2020
Serving Beyond Term
Jamie Boyer Member 06/30/2019
Serving Beyond Term
John Wuest Member 06/30/2019
Serving Beyond Term

Authorizing Legislation

Ordinance 65673 (2002), Ordinance 65132 (2001), Ordinance 65121 (2001), City Code 3.59.020, Rev. Mo. Stat. 144.757 and Rev. Mo. Stat. 141.761

Board Duties and Purpose

The Affordable Housing Commission shall have the authority and duty to review applications made by agencies, commissions and other departments of the City of St. Louis, except said agencies, commissions and other departments of the City of St. Louis cannot apply to the Commission for any such affordable and accessible housing funds except to expand services or projects or provide new services or projects, or by private groups seeking funds in coordination and conjunction with such city agencies, commissions or departments, for federal, state and local funding in connection with projects designed to promote the preservation and development of affordable and accessible housing in the City of St. Louis.

Member Requirements

Appointments require Board of Aldermen approval.

The commission consist of eleven (11) members appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the Board of Aldermen. Such appointment shall be made so as to provide for a total representation of the residents of this City as required by the provisions of ordinance 55771.

C. Qualifications.

Each member of the Affordable Housing Commission shall be a resident of the City of St. Louis and shall not be delinquent on any tax obligation to the City of St. Louis. Of the eleven members of the Commission, the Mayor shall appoint:

(a) one member from the financial or banking industry;

(b) one member from the St. Louis Labor Council or other organized labor union or organization;

(c) one member from the Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis or other organization dedicated to residential home development and construction;

(d) one member who shall be a licensed realtor;

(e) one member who is a tenant in subsidized or rent assisted housing;

(f) one member from an organization that advocates on behalf of disabled persons;

(g) one member from the health care profession;

(h) one member from organizations that promote, preserve or advocate on issues relating to affordable housing; and

(i) three members from the community at large.

Each Member of the Affordable Housing Commission shall be chosen for their demonstrated interest in preserving and/or promoting the development of affordable and accessible housing and the stabilization of neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis.

D. Terms.

All Members of the Affordable Housing Commission shall be appointed for full terms of 3-years. No person, however, shall be eligible for appointment to the Affordable Housing Commission for more than two (2) consecutive terms. Each term of office shall expire on the last day of the fiscal year of the City of St. Louis.

E. Compensation.

Members of the Affordable Housing Commission shall serve without compensation.

Questions and Feedback

If you have questions or any feedback about this content, please contact:

Michele Knox
Special Assistant to the Mayor for Boards and Commissions
(314) 622-4304
Email & full profile

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