Housing Authority Commissioner
CHIPPEWA COUNTY SEEKS VOLUNTEER TO SERVE ON HOUSING AUTHORITY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Chippewa County is now accepting applications to fill one open position on the Board of Commissioners for the Chippewa County Housing Authority (CCHA). Applications are being accepted from Chippewa County residents with a strong interest or competence in affordable housing and the needs of low-income individuals and families. Members of the Housing Authority Commission should reflect the geography and diversity of the community. The current opening is for the Northeastern area of Chippewa County.
CCHA administers over $1.5 million annually in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds provide housing vouchers to more than 400 low-income households each year. CCHA also administers state funds to provide loans to low-income residents for home repairs, homebuyer down payment assistance, and foreclosure prevention. In addition, CCHA operates more than 40 units of affordable rental housing through funding from other programs.
The role of the Housing Authority Commission includes: setting policy for the Housing Authority in matters involving housing programs, monitoring compliance with the statutes and program regulations, and promoting housing programs that meet the housing needs of the citizens of Chippewa County. The Housing Authority Commission also serves as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Committee. The role of the CDBG Housing Committee is to set policy for the CDBG Housing Rehabilitation Program, monitor compliance with the program regulations and hear participant appeals.
The Housing Authority Commission consists of one county board supervisor, one City of Chippewa Falls representative, and three public members who are not elected officials. Commissioners meet once per month based on the schedule availability of the commissioners. Currently the commission meeting is held on the fourth Monday of each month from 2:30-4:30pm and also review meeting materials outside of the meetings. A per diem and mileage reimbursement is available. Public members are appointed for a five-year term.
Interested County residents should select the link for an application or contact CCHA to receive an application. Applications are due back to the County Administrator's Office, room 106, on or before 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2019. For more information contact Ruth Rosenow at the Chippewa County Housing Authority at 715-726-7935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.