The Mayor's Housing Commission is made up of elected officials, nominated development industry personnel and non-profit organization representatives. The Commission is authorized to consider and make recommendations to Council relating to the Comprehensive Housing Strategy and provide overall guidance on the Strategy's implementation. The Commission will work to identify gaps and constraints to housing growth and provide recommendations for practical ways to alleviate housing issues, from rental, affordable housing to social and market housing.
Terms of Reference:
• Consider and make recommendations to Council relating to the Comprehensive Housing Strategy and provide overall guidance on the Strategy’s Implementation unless items are specifically related to the mandate of another main committee;
• Seek, gather, research and recommend innovative ideas, such as pocket housing, container units, etc. for Administrative and Council review;
• Distill information gathered at the Housing Summit and develop practical solutions to inform the City in addressing pressing housing needs;
• Identify gaps and constraints to housing growth and recommendations for practical ways to alleviate housing issues, from rental, affordable housing to social and market housing;
• Identify and recommend practical solutions for affordable and attainable housing in Regina;
• Foster the creation of partnerships among government, businesses, individuals and groups in support of housing initiatives;
• Promote and bring awareness to housing issues and creative solutions locally, provincially and nationally;
• Consider and make recommendations to Council relating to all matters referred to it by Council, a main Committee or the Mayor.
Pursuant to section 100 of The Cities Act, the Mayor’s Housing Commission is delegated the authority from Council to: a) provide overall guidance on the Comprehensive Housing Strategy’s implementation plan; and b) any other items specially delegated by Council.
The Commission consists of nine members appointed by resolution of Council as follows:
(a) the Mayor; (b) three Council members; (c) one representative nominated by the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation; (d) one local builder and one local developer nominated by the Regina and Region Homebuilders Association; (e) and two representatives nominated by the non-profit sector.
No employee of the City of Regina is eligible to be a member of the Commission.
Members are appointed in accordance with the procedures for appointments set out in The Procedure Bylaw.
Meeting Frequency: Thursday, Monthly
Term Limit: 3 year Terms, unlimited number of Terms.