Housing Advisory Commission




About the Housing Advisory Commission

The Housing Advisory Commission acts as an advisor to the City Council on matters affecting housing development, pertaining to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program in the City of Medford. 








Term End

Clay Bearnson    Alt Council Liaison     
Angela Durant    Staff Liaison  
Randell Embertson      Affordable Housing Rep 1/31/2023
Steve Erb Lending Institution Rep 1/31/2024
Donald Garner At-Large Member 1/31/2025
Ryan Haynes Realtor/Multifamily Housing Operator 1/31/2025
Randy Jones Construction & Development Rep 1/31/2025
Alexander Knecht    Affordable Housing Developer 1/31/2024
Debra Lee Tenant Organization Rep 1/31/2023
Alex Poythress Council Liaison  
Matt Stranahan Local Realtor/Multifamily Housing Operator      1/31/2024
Paul Tanner Construction & Development Rep 1/31/2024


Meetings are typically held the 2nd Wednesday of the month at noon in the Lausmann Annex, located at 200 S. Ivy Street.

Study Sessions are typically held the 4th Wednesday of the month at noon, as needed.

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Medford Municipal Code 2.439 - Housing Advisory Commission

2.439 Medford Housing Advisory Commission

(1) The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall consist of nine voting members as follows:
Two (2) members representing the construction and development community; one (1) member representing a local lending institution; two (2) members representing local realtors and multifamily housing operators; two (2) members representing affordable housing developers; one (1) member representing a tenant organization;  and one (1) member-at-large encouraging representation from throughout the whole community.  Voting members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Mayor and Council for terms of three years.

(2) The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall adopt rules of procedure, as necessary, and shall by resolution establish either a regular meeting date or rules of procedure under which a meeting may be called. Five voting members shall constitute a quorum.

(3) The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall administer the City's affordable housing program and advise the City Council on matters related to the City's housing stock and its development.

(4) The Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall act as an advisor to the City Council on matters affecting housing development pertaining to the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program in the city of Medford.

(5) The duties of the Medford Housing Advisory Commission shall include, but not be limited to the following:

(a) Administer annual public solicitation and selection process (for example a Request for Proposals) for Construction Excise Tax (CET) eligible housing development proposals.  Recommend selections to City Council for final approval;

(b) Identify and make recommendations to the Council regarding housing policy for housing that meets the needs of households at all income levels;

(c) Make recommendations to Council regarding the development of new programs and the enhancement of existing programs.  Advise Council on possible opportunities;

(d) Review current land use policies and zoning regulations and promote the adoption of policies and regulations supporting housing affordability;

(e) Serve in an advisory capacity on any and all housing matters pertinent to the City of Medford's CDBG entitlement program.  Review housing-related grant award recommendations made by the Community Development Grants Commission, make and communicate final CDBG housing-related grant award recommendations to City Council; and

(f) Other duties as directed by Council.

[Added, Ord. No. 2002-130, Aug. 1, 2002; Amd. Ord. No. 2003-254, Sept. 18, 2003; Amd. Sec. 6, Ord. No. 2010-81, Apr. 15, 2010; Amd. Sec. 9, Ord. No. 2012-157, Oct. 4, 2012; Amd. Sec. 7, Ord. No. 2013-003, Jan. 3, 2013; Amd. Sec. 3, Ord. No. 2013-133, Sept. 19, 2013; Amd. Sec. 1, Ord. No. 2018-72, June 21, 2018.]