2.25.050 – Powers and duties

The Commission may perform and exercise the following powers and duties:

  1. Provide advice to the City Council for increasing, retaining and rehabilitating affordable housing stock within the City of St. Charles by evaluating, setting priorities, and recommending affordable housing programs and policies, examples of which include Housing Trust Fund, Community Land Trust, Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, density bonus, fee-in-lieu of provision, etc.;
  2. Coordinate with other communities and governmental agencies in meeting the housing needs of low-income and moderate-income families in the a community;
  3. Establish liaisons with other groups interested in affordable housing in the City and the surrounding area;
  4. Work with builders and developers in implementing affordable housing programs;
  5. Work with builders, developers and community stakeholders to promote public awareness of the need for affordable housing;
  6. Develop programs that will assist in accessing new funding opportunities at the local, state and federal levels;
  7. Identify possible revenue streams to create and preserve homes that are priced to meet the need of low- to moderate-income families; and
  8. Create mechanisms for increasing public awareness and educating residents regarding the needs for affordable housing.

In pursuance of the foregoing duties, the Commission may perform the following:

  1. Request and obtain such cooperation, assistance and data from City departments and other public agencies as may be reasonably necessary to carry out its work; and
  2. With the approval of City Council, obtain consulting services as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Housing Commission.
(2005-M-57: § 1; 2017-M-32: § 2)