​Housing Policy Advisory Committee (HPAC)

​​​​​The creation of the Housing Policy Advisory Committe​e is based on Section 2 of Commonwealth of Kentucky Housing Policy Act​ that states KHC shall oversee the development and implementation of the Kentucky housing policy. Further, KHC 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 Commonwealth of Kentucky Housing Policy Advisory Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, 2021. In light of Governor Beshear's urging for Kentuckians to practice social distancing, the meeting will be held via teleconference. To watch the meeting, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg5zj-Xj2qA.​ To see the agenda, click here.​

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

Executive Committee Members​

  • Chair
    Craig Brock, Pineville
  • Vice Chair
    Bev Merrill, Lexington
  • Secretary
    Dave Kreher, Vanceburg

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 Dennis Keene (Wilder)
  • Office of Housing, Buildings and Construction
    Commissioner Rick Rand
  • Cabinet for Health and Family Services
    Secretary Eric Friedlander
  • Human Rights Commission
    Executive Director Terrenace A. Sullivan J.D. (Louisville)
  • Energy and Environment Cabinet
    Secretary Rebecc​a Goodman (Lexington)
  • State Historic Preservation Officer
    Craig A. Potts (Frankfort)
  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
    Secretary Jim Gray (Lexington)
  • Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
    Lt. Governor/Secretary Jacqueline Coleman (Harrodsburg)

At-Large Members (Categories Specified in the Act)

  • Public Housing Authorities
    Abraham Williams (Bowling Green)
    December 31, 2022
  • Mortgage Bankers Association​​
    Darrell Overstreet (Columbia)
    December 31, 2021
  • Manufactured Housing Industry
    Betty C. Whittaker (Frankfort)
    December 31, 2023
  • REALTORS®
    Becky Murphy (Lexington)
    December 31, 2022
  • Homebuilders
    Anetha Sanford (Lexington)
    December 31, 2023
  • Urban Non-Profit Housing Organizations
    Becky Roehrig (Louisville)
    December 31, 2023
  • Rural Non-Profit Housing Organizations
    Dave Kreher (Vanceburg)
    December 31, 2023
  • Urban Advocate for the Homeless
    Bev Merrill (Lexington)
    December 31, 2023
  • Urban Advocate for the Homeless
    Craig Brock (Pineville)
    December 31, 2021
  • Resident of Economically Diverse Urban Neighborhood
    Manfred Reid (Louisville)
    December 31, 2022
  • Resident of Economically Diverse Rural Neighborhood
    Wilma Kelley (Beattyville)
    December 31, 2022​
  • Rental Property Providers
    Zack Worsham (Lexington)
    December 31, 2023
  • Advocates for Persons With Physical Disabilities
    Susan Thorpe (Louisville)
    December 31, 2021 
  • Advocates for Persons With Mental Disabilities
    Phyllis A. Parker (Louisville)
    December 31, 2021
  • The Kentucky State Building Trades Council
    Waylon Isaacs (Lexington)
    December 31, 2023
  • The Kentucky League of Cities
    ​Council Member, Michael Coleman (Versailles)
  • The Kentucky Association of Counties
    Lonnie Campbell (Frankfort) 
  • Senate
    Tom Buford (Nicholasville) 
  • House of Representatives
    Vacant
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