City Boards and Commissions

Affordable Housing Commission 

The Cedar Rapids City Council has created a commission of residents and service providers that work or reside in Cedar Rapids, Iowa known as the Affordable Housing Commission, which reports to the City Council Development Committee.

Purpose:
The purpose of the Affordable Housing Commission is to identify the nature and scope of the housing needs of low and moderate-income residents in Cedar Rapids and recommend to the City Council effective strategies for collaborating to meet those needs.

Function and Responsibility:
The functions of the Affordable Housing Commission are to:

  • Identify the nature and scope of housing needs of low and moderate-income residents.
  • Recommend effective strategies to City Council for collaborating to meet those needs.
  • Identify legislative issues regarding trends or barriers to access programs.
  • Review and make recommendations to the City Council on key affordable housing issues, such as the annual Housing Market Analysis and State applications.
Meetings: 
The Commission generally meets every other month (Jan/March/May/July/Sept/Nov) and is held in the lower level Training Room at City Hall, at 3:00 p.m. The Commission shall meet at a minimum of four (4) times a year. Meetings shall be advertised at least 24 hours prior to the meeting. 

AGENDAS, MINUTES

Membership:

  • The Affordable Housing Commission (AHC) will consist of no more than 21 members appointed by the Cedar Rapids Mayor upon the advice and consent of the City Council. 
  • 13 members will be representatives from social service agencies that serve the citizens of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • 4 members will be representatives from professional service agencies that serve the citizens of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
  • 4 members will be Cedar Rapids, Iowa residents; one representative from each quadrant.
Members

  • Ashley Balius
  • Dedric Doolin
  • Laura O'Leary
  • Carrie Slagle
  • Robin Tucker
  • Tracey Achenbach
  • Lynn Barrett
  • Kelly Lamb
  • Heather Harney
  • Paula Mitchell
  • Chad Pelley
  • Marty Stoll
  • Lindsey Ellickson
  • Kimberly Gordon
  • Keith Rippy
  • Aaron Saylor
  • Kristin Roberts
  • Mindi White
  • Dale Wirtjes


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