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§ 1691.5. Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee

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Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 18. Housing (Refs & Annos)
Pennsylvania Affordable Housing Act (Refs & Annos)
35 P.S. § 1691.5
§ 1691.5. Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee
(a) Purpose and responsibilities.--
(1) The Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee shall review Statewide housing and support services needs and priorities and shall advise the department on coordination of Federal, State and local resources, including, but not limited to, the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, the HOME Investment Trust Fund of 1990, formation of partnerships, removal of regulatory barriers, linkage of housing with support services, building capacity of nonprofit organizations to develop and manage decent, safe, sanitary and affordable housing and how Statewide needs and priorities should be addressed by the Commonwealth's annual Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy.
(2) The membership shall be geographically dispersed in order to include urban, suburban and rural areas. Every effort shall also be made to ensure a diversity of race, ethnic origin, household composition, age, religion, sex and disability status.
(3) Meetings shall be advertised and conducted pursuant to the act of July 3, 1986 (P.L. 388, No. 84), known as the Sunshine Act.1
(b) Composition.--
(1) The PHAC will be chaired by the secretary and will meet at least semiannually. The Governor will appoint PHAC members to serve two-year terms, except members of the General Assembly and the representatives elected by each regional housing advisory committee. Support staff for the PHAC will be provided by the department.
(2) No member will receive compensation or remuneration for participation on a PHAC.
(3) The PHAC shall consist of at least 25 but no more than 35 residents of this Commonwealth and shall include, at a minimum, the following:
(i) The Secretary of Community Affairs or a designee thereof.2
(ii) The Secretary of Aging or a designee thereof.
(iii) The Secretary of Health or a designee thereof.
(iv) The Secretary of Labor and Industry or a designee thereof.
(v) The Secretary of Public Welfare3 or a designee thereof.
(vi) Two members of the Senate, one appointed by the President pro tempore and the other by the Minority Leader.
(vii) Two members of the House of Representatives, one appointed by the Speaker of the House and the other by the Minority Leader.
(viii) The Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency or a designee thereof.
(ix) One representative from each of the regional housing advisory committees.
(x) One representative of local municipalities that will be participating jurisdictions under the HOME Investment Partnership Program.
(xi) One representative of local municipalities that will be nonparticipating under the HOME program.
(xii) One representative of county governments who administers human service programs.
(xiii) One representative of independent nonprofit organizations involved in developing housing for very low-income, low-income and moderate-income people.
(xiv) One representative of the private financial community, including banks, savings and loan associations, other lenders and foundations.
(xv) One representative of for-profit owners and developers of housing for very low-income, low-income and moderate-income people.
(xvi) One representative of housing authorities.
(xvii) One representative of redevelopment authorities.
(xviii) One representative of organized labor.
(xix) One representative of for-profit or nonprofit organizations which provide technical assistance in financing, constructing, managing or linking social services with low-income housing developments.
(xx) One or more representatives of social service organizations, including those knowledgeable about the housing needs of special needs groups such as elderly persons, persons with mental illness, persons with mental retardation, persons with physical disabilities, persons with drug or alcohol dependencies, persons with HIV/AIDS, victims of domestic violence, very low-income and low-income individuals and families, migrant and seasonal farmworkers, minorities and persons who are homeless.
(c) Subcommittees and ad hoc committees.--The PHAC may, as it deems necessary, establish subcommittees and ad hoc committees, comprised of non-PHAC members, to assess special needs and obtain public input. These subcommittees and ad hoc committees will report to PHAC.


1992, Dec. 18, P.L. 1376, No. 172, § 5, imd. effective.


65 P.S. § 271 et seq. (repealed); see 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.
Functions of Department of Community Affairs under this act transferred to Department of Community and Economic Development. See 71 P.S. § 1709.301.
Now Department of Human Services; see 62 P.S. § 103.
35 P.S. § 1691.5, PA ST 35 P.S. § 1691.5
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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