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Chatham County seeks applicants for affordable housing board vacancies

Posted Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Pittsboro, NC - The Chatham County Board of Commissioners seeks residents to fill three at-large vacancies on its Affordable Housing Advisory Board.

The board’s mission is to investigate, analyze, and prioritize housing needs in Chatham County. It is the official advisory to the Board of Commissioners on housing policies and programs.

The advisory board is charged with to increasing public awareness of and support for programs and policies that address our housing diversity and affordability needs; exploring and implementing strategies and initiatives; monitoring progress of existing housing programs; exploring funding opportunities; and investigating residential segregation patterns.

All advisory board members will receive an orientation, attend monthly board meetings, and serve on at least one committee or working group of the advisory board. They also must comply with a Conflict of Interest Policy and follow the general operating principles of the advisory board.

Applicants must be residents of Chatham County, except for non-residents working in Chatham County in housing related enterprises. In filling the vacancies, the commissioners will consider diversity of backgrounds and housing-related knowledge or experience, including consumers (household residents), housing advocates, housing sellers and buyers, builders and developers, non-profits serving Chatham residents, and especially representatives from banking or mortgage lenders.

Those interesting in filling one of the three unexpired vacancies should submit an application by August 23, 2010. To obtain a Housing Advisory Board application package, including an application form, contact Elizabeth Plata in the County Manager’s Office at 919-542-8200 or email: elizabeth.plata@chathamnc.org. You also can click here to download online application information.

Interested applicants also may want to access two affordable housing reports produced through the Affordable Housing Task Force in the past year:
• Summary Report & Recommendations on Affordable Housing, January 28, 2009
• Chatham County Housing Assessment Update, April 4, 2008

Click here to view the webpage that includes both reports. Or contact Lisa Gentri at 545-8308 to obtain a copy.

 
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