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Kentucky Housing Corporation

Housing Policy Advisory Committee (HPAC)

​Housing Policy Advisory Committee (HPAC)

Chair
Dave Kreher, Vanceburg

 
Vice Chair
Darrell Overstreet, Columbia

Secretary
Becky Murphy, Lexington
 

Executive Committee Members

Chair
Dave Kreher, Vanceburg
 
Vice Chairs
Darrell Overstreet, Columbia

 

Background and Objectives of the State Housing Policy Legislation

During the 1996 legislative session, the General Assembly found and declared it to be in the public interest to establish a state policy on housing. Section 1 of the Commonwealth of Kentucky Housing Policy Act sets the following objectives:
  • Encourage the availability of decent and affordable housing for all Kentucky residents;
  • Identify the basic housing needs of all Kentuckians, including the elderly, persons of low and very low income, the disabled, the homeless, and single-parent households;
  • Coordinate housing activities and services among state departments and agencies to ensure program flexibility and comprehensive housing production;
  • Remove administrative and regulatory guidelines to ensure compatibility in the development of affordable housing for all Kentuckians;
  • Inventory state-owned lands and buildings to evaluate utilization for both public and private housing development;
  • Encourage and strengthen collaborative planning and partnerships among social service providers, all levels of government, and the public and private sectors, including for-profit and nonprofit organizations, in the production of affordable housing;
  • Re-evaluate housing and housing-related programs and policies to ensure proper coordination of those programs and policies;
  • Coordinate housing into comprehensive community and economic development strategies at the state and local levels;
  • Encourage local planning commissions to include a housing element in the five (5) year comprehensive plan; and
  • Discourage housing policies or strategies which concentrate affordable housing in limited sections of metropolitan areas and county jurisdiction.

Creation of the Advisory Committee

Section 2 states that Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) shall oversee the development and implementation of the Kentucky housing policy. Further, the Corporation was charged with creating an advisory committee on housing policy consisting of ten ex officio state government members, seventeen at-large members appointed by the chairman of the Board of Directors of KHC, one member of the Senate and one member of House of Representatives.

The advisory committee submits an annual reporting of activities and recommendations to the governor.

 

STATE HOUSING POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE

State Government Appointees (specified in the Act)

DEPARTMENT FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Commissioner Sandra "Sandy" Dunahoo
 
OFFICE OF HOUSING, BUILDINGS AND CONSTRUCTION
Commissioner Steve Milby
 
CABINET FOR HEALTH AND FAMILY SERVICES
Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson (Louisville)
 
HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION
Executive Director John J. Johnson (Louisville)
 
ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT CABINET
Secretary Charles G. Snavely
 
STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER
Craig A. Potts (Frankfort)
 
KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET
Secretary Greg Thomas
 
EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT CABINET
Secretary Hal Heiner

 

​​At-Large Members (Categories specified in the Act)

PUBLIC HOUSING AUTHORITIES
Abraham Williams (Bowling Green)
December 31, 2018

MORTGAGE BANKERS ASSOCIATION
Darrell Overstreet (Columbia)
December 31, 2017
 
MANUFACTURED HOUSING INDUSTRY
Betty C. Whittaker (Frankfort)
December 31, 2019

REALTORS
Becky Murphy (Lexington)
December 31, 2018
 
HOMEBUILDERS
Robert "Bob" Weis (Frankfort)
December 31, 2019
 
URBAN NONPROFIT HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS
Becky Roehrig (Louisville)
December 31, 2019
 
RURAL NONPROFIT HOUSING ORGANIZATIONS
Dave Kreher (Vanceburg)
December 31, 2019
 
URBAN ADVOCATE FOR THE HOMELESS
Vacant
December 31, 2017
 
RURAL ADVOCATE FOR THE HOMELESS
Craig Brock (Pineville)
December 31, 2017
 
RESIDENT OF ECONOMICALLY DIVERSE URBAN NEIGHBORHOOD
Manfred Reid (Louisville)
December 31, 2018
 
RESIDENT OF ECONOMICALLY DIVERSE RURAL NEIGHBORHOOD
Wilma Kelley (Beattyville)
December 31, 2018
 
RENTAL PROPERTY PROVIDERS
Lisa Von Halle (Lexington)
December 31, 2019
 
ADVOCATES FOR PERSONS WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
Jan Day (Louisville)
December 31, 2017
 
ADVOCATES FOR PERSONS WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES
Phyllis A. Parker (Louisville)
December 31, 2017
 
THE KENTUCKY STATE BUILDING TRADES COUNCIL
Tim Wireman (Salyersville)
December 31, 2019
 
THE KENTUCKY LEAGUE OF CITIES
Mayor Eddie Girdler (Somerset)
 
THE KENTUCKY ASSOCIATION OF COUNTIES
Lonnie Campbell (Frankfort)
 
SENATE
Tom Buford (Nicholasville)
 
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Jim Wayne (Louisville)