Meeting number five of the Mid-Willamette Homeless Initiative Task Force will be chaired by Keizer Mayor and Co-Chair Cathy Clark. It will focus, using that term loosely, on the rental-housing market and service coordination.
The panel consists of Task Force member Kathleen Ashley, secretary of the Salem Rental Housing Association and owner of Making Homes Happen, Inc., (probably single family); Violet Wilson of V & R Management, LLC (single family and small multiplexes in Keizer); George Grabenhorst of Sperry Van Ness Commercial Advisors, LLC, and the Oregon Association of Realtors, formerly on the Marion County Planning Commission; Ronda Wymore, Communications Director of of Willamette Valley Multiple Listing Service (expertise in technical administration and technical training); and Ashleigh Armenaki, a broker with Windemere, and Hector L. Garcia (not "Garci"), a broker with John L. Scott, both of the Salem Association of Realtors.
|From the Salem Assoc. of Realtors Website|
Following the panel is a 50-minute session titled, incongruently, "Asset Maps/Service Coordination." Incongruent, not just because they are distinct concepts/processes, but also because Verena Wessel's committee on Support Services is, supposedly, in the process of generating "an asset map of existing services."
|A Typical 211 Search Result|
|A Typical Property Manager|
Integrating and coordinating the homeless- and poverty-assistance programs in Marion and Polk Counties is going to require real change in service delivery systems, and real change management. It remains to be seen whether the Task Force can make itself relevant to that effort, or will continue as a mere distraction.
The meeting is set to begin wrapping up at 5:30, with 10 minutes of committee housekeeping, including "adopt any subcommittee proposals", and 15 minutes for public comment.