Section 1. Housing Conditions Evaluation. The Advisory Committee shall review information and make recommendations to the Board of Commissioners regarding (a) investigations into living, dwelling and housing conditions and into the means and methods of improving such conditions; (b) determinations of where slum areas exist or where there is a shortage of decent, safe and sanitary dwelling accommodations for persons of low income; and (c) studies and recommendations relating to the problem of clearing, planning and reconstructing blighted areas.
Section 2. Public Education. The Advisory Committee shall assist with educating the general public, local municipal and County officials, housing providers, and related entities regarding affordable housing issues. The Advisory Committee shall act as a resource in the development countywide housing policies and programming to expand the housing stock of the County.
Section 3. Program Promotion; Partnerships. The Advisory Committee shall (a) assist with furthering housing goals related to United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) programming; (b) support the Authority to establish a strong public/private sector partnership via work with local 501(c)(3) nonprofit and for-profit organizations to establish and implement the Authority’s goals and objectives; and (c) promote coordination of existing County and municipal programs and services as related to affordable housing.
Section 4. Research; Studies; Publications. The Advisory Committee shall assist the with promoting, engaging in, preparing and publishing without limitation, alone or in conjunction with any public or private entity or organization, or any charitable or non-profit entity or organization, or any governmental agency, research studies, surveys and any and all analysis pertaining to the provision of safe, sanitary and suitable living accommodations of any and every type and kind to all persons of low income. The Advisory Committee shall also advise with respect to educational materials for residents of housing communities operated by the Authority.
Section 5. Land Planning Recommendations. The Advisory Committee shall provide input and shall receive public input as the Board of Commissioners deems necessary to enable recommendations relating to County and regional planning efforts. This may include assisting with recommendations to the County related to planning for affordable housing in accordance with the County’s comprehensive land-use plan adopted pursuant to A.R.S. § 11-821 et seq.
Section 6. Board Assigned Duties. The Advisory Committee shall perform such additional duties as assigned by the Board of Commissioners.
Section 7. Policies and Procedures. As may be required, the Advisory Committee shall comply with all Maricopa County central services policies, to the extent such policies are not in conflict with any regulations or requirements imposed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”).