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§ 1691.4. Regional housing advisory committees

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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. § 1691.4
§ 1691.4. Regional housing advisory committees
(a) Purpose and responsibilities.--
(1) A regional housing advisory committee will be established for each of the department's six regions which regions shall be established by the secretary. Each RHAC will review regional housing and support service needs and priorities and advise the department as to how these needs and priorities should be addressed in the Commonwealth's housing policy as delineated in its annual Comprehensive Housing Affordability Strategy. Biennially, each RHAC will elect, by a majority vote of the members, one member to serve on the Pennsylvania Housing Advisory Committee to ensure that regional needs and priorities are recognized in the Commonwealth's CHAS.
(2) Each RHAC shall meet at least once each year. 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 secretary will appoint RHAC members to serve two-year terms. Every two years, each RHAC shall elect a chairperson of the RHAC and other such officers as it deems appropriate from among its members.
(2) The membership shall be geographically dispersed across each region 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) No member will receive compensation or remuneration for participation on a RHAC.
(4) Each RHAC shall consist of at least 20 but no more than 40 members, all of whom shall be residents of the respective region, including members representing the following:
(i) The regional director for the department.
(ii) One or more representatives of local municipalities that will be participating jurisdictions under the HOME Investment Partnership Program.
(iii) One or more representatives of local municipalities that will be nonparticipating jurisdictions under the HOME program.
(iv) One or more representatives of county governments.
(v) One or more representatives of independent nonprofit organizations involved in developing housing for very low-income, low-income and moderate-income people.
(vi) One or more representatives of the private financial community, including banks, savings and loan associations, other lenders and foundations.
(vii) One or more representatives of for-profit owners and developers of housing for very low-income, low-income and moderate-income people.
(viii) One or more representatives of housing authorities.
(ix) One or more representatives of redevelopment authorities.
(x) One or more representatives of organized labor.
(xi) One or more representatives of for-profit or nonprofit organizations which provide technical assistance in financing, constructing, managing or linking social services with low-income housing developments.
(xii) 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.

Credits

1992, Dec. 18, P.L. 1376, No. 172, § 4, imd. effective.

Footnotes

65 P.S. § 271 et seq. (repealed); see 65 Pa.C.S.A. § 701 et seq.
35 P.S. § 1691.4, PA ST 35 P.S. § 1691.4
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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