Blue Ribbon Commission on Housing

"We as a whole community need to revisit how we approach housing. Not just affordable housing, although that is a critical element, but the entire spectrum of housing.

I propose the formation of a Blue Ribbon Commission on Housing..."

2012 Mayor's State of the City, February 22, 2012

Final Report 1-9-13 (PDF)

The following is the Nov. 14 report to be considered for adoption by the BRC. A final snapshot will be posted after BRC action. This report represents the end of the first phase. It does not include recommendations and priorities. Those will come from the next conversations and the foundation of this report.

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Executive Summary (PDF)
Housing Needs Assessment (PDF)
VIDEO - Housing Needs Assessment Presentation to City Council

What is the Blue Ribbon Commission on Housing?

During the 2012 Mayor's State of the City Speech, Grand Forks Mayor Michael R. Brown called for the formation of a Blue Ribbon Commission on Housing. This commission will take a look at the results of a housing survey to create a housing plan for the Grand Forks community.

The commission will be tasked with developing an accurate picture of the Grand Forks' Housing situation and propose steps to strengthen it. This work will be done in 3 phases in partnership with the Grand Forks Housing Authority and other stakeholders. The 3 phases are:

1. Develop a Snapshot of the current housing situation in Grand Forks
2. Develop Community Priority Directions to bolster housing opportunities in Grand Forks
3. Develop Strategies to achieve the priorities

Each phase will produce a separate output and should last approximately 6 weeks.

Blue Ribbon Commission on Housing Members:

Michael Bergeron
Dana Sande
Terry Hanson
Pat (Patricia) Hanson
Tom Bures
Shawn Gaddie
Emily Wright
Dr. Larry Nybladh
Cynthia Pic
Tom Ford
Andy Swanson
Jay Panzer
Jeff Wilson
Karl Bollingberg
Tim Crary
Skip Greenberg
Colette Iseminger
Meghan Marshall
Betty McDonald
John Miskavige
Lt. Col. John Winkler
The Commission is currrently working on Phase 1

Develop an accurate snapshot of the housing situation in Grand Forks.

Meeting Notes:

Aug. 29, 2012
Sept. 19, 2012
Oct. 3, 2012
Oct. 17, 2012
Oct. 29, 2012

Housing Snapshot 9-19-12
Housing Snapshot 10-3-12
Housing Snapshot 10-17-12
Infrastructure Presentation
Development Process Presentation
Meetings Videos:

Aug. 29, 2012 (Video)
Sept. 19, 2012 (Video)
Oct. 3, 2012 (Video)
Oct. 17, 2012 (Video)
Oct. 29, 2012 (Video)
Nov. 14, 2012 (Video)
Dec. 12, 2012 (Video)
Jan. 9, 2013 (Video)

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