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The Housing and Neighborhood Development (HAND) Commission

Purpose

To advise the Mayor and the Assembly on issues related to long and short-term housing community development needs and strategies to affect revitalization of lower-income risk neighborhoods.

Additional Responsibilities

  • Review and make recommendations on proposed allocation of revenues targeted for municipally managed housing and community development programs
  • Identify and address issues in Anchorage related to long and short term housing issues
  • Advise the mayor and assembly on policies, practices, and legislation that impacts housing and community development issues
  • Prioritize, in an annual action plan, strategies to assist revitalization of lower income and at risk neighborhoods
  • Advise the planning and zoning commission about relevant housing and community development issues and their connection with land use controls
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the comprehensive plan and consolidated plan
  • Advise the mayor and assembly as to the infrastructure, facilities, transportation and public services needs of lower income and at risk neighborhoods
  • Facilitate public participation in housing and neighborhood revitalization policies, plans, strategies and programs.

Meeting Specifics

The monthly HAND Commission Meeting is held on the first Wednesday of the month from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Assembly Conference Room 155, on the 1st Floor of City Hall.  There must be 5 members present to form a quorum.  When special needs/issues arise, the Commission or staff may request an additional meeting or form a sub-committee to tackle these issues.  All meetings are open to the public.

The monthly HCOSH Meeting is heldon the second Wednesday of the month from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. in the 4th floor Conference Room 423, 825 L Street.

HAND Commission Members

Tamas Deak
Andre Spinelli
Margaret Evans
Dewayne Harris
Nikole Nelson
Dean Williams
Claire Waddoup

About the Commission Members

The HAND Advisory Commission has 9 members.  The members consist of representatives from the following areas: citizens with disabilities, real estate industry, banking industry, non-profit housing, homebuilders, residential shelters and lower income neighborhoods.  The Commission is led by a chairperson and co-chair.  Commissioner's three year terms are appointed on a rotating basis, so that a third of the seats come up for appointment or reappointment  yearly.

HAND Resolution on Ten Year Plan Status Update

 

Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission Rules of Procedure Revised 09/2011 

AO 2004-180 Ordinance of the Anchorage Municipal Assembly approving the Ten-Year Plan on Homelessness - January 1, 2005

Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission Oversight Subcommittee on Homelessness (HCOSH) Agendas

About the HCOSH Members

The HCOSH consists of two HAND Commission members and two members appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Assembly for a total of five members.  The members of the HCOSH shall:  Include members representative of the homeless, non-profit agencies, public safety, businesses, the school district, government officials, the faith community, neighborhoods, or charitable organizations;

·         Provide oversight to the development and implementation of the Ten-Year Plan on Homelessness;

·         Provide guidance on issues related to homelessness in Anchorage to the HAND Commission;

·         Advise the Commission, the Mayor, and the Assembly on issues related to homelessness;

·         Report annually to the Commission, the Mayor, and the Assembly on the progress of the Ten-Year Plan on Homelessness.  The report shall be presented on or before June 1 of each year and shall include recommendations for (a) specific action to implement the plan and (b) an appropriation to carry out the plan in the following budget year

Current Members

Name

Appointment

Term Expiration

John Pendrey

February 28, 2012

February 28, 2015

Elaine Hollier*

October 14, 2012

October 14, 2015

Dewayne Harris

February 28, 2012

October 14, 2014

Nikole Nelson**

October 14, 2012

October 14, 2015

Claire Waddoup October 14, 2012

October 14, 2015

* Elaine Hollier, on behalf of Catherine Stone, with Alaska Housing Finance Corporation, began attending HCOSH meetings in October 2012 and was appointed by the Municipal Assembly December 2012.

** Nikole Nelson and Claire Waddoup will attend meetings based on emergent issues and need for additional HAND Commissioner Support.

John Pendrey and Elaine Hollier were appointed by the Mayor.

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HAND Agendas

2012

January 11, 2012
February 1, 2012
March 7, 2012
April 4, 2012
May 2, 2012
June 6, 2012
July(No meeting)
August(No meeting)
September 5, 2012
October 3, 2012
November 7, 2012
December 5, 2012

2013

January 16, 2013
February 6, 2013
March 6, 2013
April 3, 2013
May 1, 2013
May 1 - HAND Commission Presentation
May 1, 2013 - Draft Consonsolidated Plan Needs Assessment
June 5, 2013
September 4, 2013
October 2, 2013
November 6, 2013
December 4, 2013

2014

January meeting canceled
February 5, 2014
SADH Repeal Ordinance
February 5th Meeting Cancelled
March 5, 2014
April 2, 2014 10 Year Plan Handout #1
April 2, 2014 10 Year Plan Handout #2
April 2, 2014
MAy 7, 2014
June 4, 2014
July meeting canceled
August 6, 2014
Members & Terms Handout

HAND Meeting Minutes

2011

November 2, 2011

2012

January 11, 2012
February 1, 2012
March 7, 2012
April 4, 2012
May 2, 2012
June 6, 2012
July (No meeting)
August (No meeting)
September 5, 2012
October 3, 2012
November 7, 2012
December 5, 2012

2013

January 16, 2013
February 6, 2013
March 6, 2013
April 3, 2013 
April Handouts
   - April 3, 2013 handout on Con Plan
    -April 3, 2013 handout on Ten Year Plan
     on Homlessness

    -April 3, 2013 handout on Cover letter
    for FY2012 CoC Rewal Awards Tier I

   -April 3, 2013 handout on FY2012 CoC
    Rewal Awards Tier I

May 1, 2013
June 5, 2013
No meeting July & August 2013
September 4, 2013 
October 2, 2013
November 6, 2013
December 4, 2013

2014

No meeting January or February 2014
March 5, 2014
ESG HAND Commission Update
April 2, 2014
2013 SA Presentation
May 7, 2014
Housing Anchorage Presentation
June 4, 2014
July Meeting Canceled

Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission Oversight Subcommittee on Homelessness (HCOSH) Agendas

2012

March 29, 2012
April 4, 2012
April 12, 2012
May 23, 2012
June 26, 2012
July 11, 2012
August 8, 2012
September 15, 2012
October 10, 2012
November 14, 2012

2013

April 24, 2013
May 08, 2013 
June 14, 2013
July (No meeting)
August 14, 2013
September 11, 2013
November 13, 2013
December 11,2013

2014

January 15, 2014
April 9, 2014 meeting canceled
and rescheduled to April 16, 2014
April 16, 2014 
May 14, 2014
June 11, 2014

HCOSH Minutes

2012

May 23, 2012
June 26, 2012
June 26, 2012 Attachment
July 11, 2012
August 8, 2012
September 14, 2012
October 10, 2012
November 14, 2012

2013

April 24, 2013 Handout
April 24, 2013
May 8, 2013
June 12, 2013
August 14, 2013 
September 11, 2013
November 13, 2013
December 11, 2013

2014

January 15, 2014
April 16, 2014
May 14,2014

June 11, 2014