Chapter 2.40 - Housing Advisory Committee
There is created the Pueblo County Housing Advisory Committee comprised of seven members who shall be appointed by and serve at the pleasure of the Board of County Commissioners. (Res. 23 § 1, 1977)
The criteria for selection of membership to the Pueblo County Housing Committee be as follows:
- One attorney or legal assistant with a strong background in real estate and various housing issues.
- One real estate broker or agent with appraisal or market analysis experience.
- Two persons from non-profit organizations that deal with low income-housing issues.
- One person from a local lending institution such as a bank or savings and loan, with a background in housing loans.
- One person from the Pueblo Regional Building Department.
The Committee shall meet no less than once monthly to rule on all applications for funds for rehabilitation of homes under the Pueblo County rehabilitation loan and grant program. Attendance of four members shall constitute a quorum and the Committee shall only approve.
- One person from the Pueblo County Budget Department who deals with the Pueblo County Housing Programs on an on-going basis.
- One person to serve as a member of the general public, a position that can be filled by any person in the community with some knowledge in the housing field, who is interested in assisting with housing issues and programs and being active in the community. (Res. 00-111)
The Committee shall select a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and Secretary as the first order of business during the first meeting of the Committee. The Chairperson shall preside over all meetings of the Committee and, in his or her absence, the Vice-Chairperson will so preside. The Secretary shall be responsible for taking minutes of all meetings of and actions taken by the Committee and shall forward copies of same to the Office of County Commissioners, Pueblo County Court House, no later than two weeks after a meeting has been held. (Res. 23 § 2, 1977)
The Committee shall meet no less than once monthly to rule on all applications for funds for rehabilitation of homes under the Pueblo County rehabilitation loan and grant program. Attendance of four members shall constitute a quorum and the Committee shall only approve a loan/grant of assistance under the program upon affirmative vote of four of its members and shall not approve any grant of assistance under this program until satisfactory evidence of the following has been submitted to the Committee:
A. Applicant has completed in writing an application for loan/grant of assistance with the city Housing Department and the application has been processed by the city Housing Department and forwarded to the Committee for consideration. Applications should be considered in the order of the date on which they were completed and filed with the city Housing Department;
B. Applicant has good title to and resides in the residence and has sufficient equity therein to justify a grant/loan of assistance;
C. The residence after rehabilitation and repairs will not likely again become substandard;
D. Applicant has not previously received housing rehabilitation assistance under the program hereby established;
E. Rehabilitation loan/grant is limited to those substandard items necessary to bring the home into compliance with the building code. No nonessential or luxury items shall be made a part of the grant/loan of assistance. (Res. 107, 1977; Res. 30 § 3, 1977; Res. 23, § 3, 1977)
Decision of the Committee in regard to an application for loan/grant of assistance shall be final and the decision shall not be subject to appeal by the applicant. Applicant may reapply for consideration of a loan/grant of assistance, however, the reapplication shall be placed at the bottom of the list of applicants as it exists on the date the reapplication is filed. (Res. 23 § 4, 1977)
Committee shall use continued occupancy guidelines in determination of maximum gross income that applicants may have to be eligible for consideration of grant/loan of assistance under the Pueblo County housing rehabilitation loan and grant program. (Res. 23 § 5, 1977)
Responsibilities of the city of Pueblo Department of Housing shall be those as contained in agreement entered into between the city of Pueblo and Pueblo County as if same were fully spelled out in this resolution.
Responsibilities of Pueblo County shall be those as contained in agreement entered into between the city of Pueblo and Pueblo County as if same were fully spelled out in this resolution. (Res. 23 §§ 6, 7, 1977)
Responsibilities of the Pueblo County Housing Advisory Committee shall be those as contained in this resolution and the agreement entered into between the city of Pueblo and Pueblo County. If a conflict should exist between the resolution and the agreement, the resolution shall rule. (Res. 23 § 8, 1977)