STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO HOUSING TRUST FUND
67-8106. Advisory commission. There is hereby created the Idaho housing trust fund advisory commission. The advisory commission shall consist of seven (7) members, appointed by the governor. At least two (2) members shall be representatives of advocacy organizations or community-based organizations engaged in the development or operation of housing for low-income and very low-income households. Two (2) of the members shall represent the real estate brokers, one (1) member from the Idaho association of realtors, and one (1) member from the Idaho real estate commission. One (1) member shall represent the association; one (1) member shall represent the Idaho department of commerce; and one (1) member shall represent the Idaho department of health and welfare. The advisory commission shall, if possible, have at least one (1) member from each of the seven (7) planning regions of the state. Members appointed to the commission shall serve a term of two (2) years. However, four (4) members first appointed under the provisions of this chapter shall serve a term of one (1) year, and three (3) members shall serve a term of two (2) years. Individual terms shall be chosen by lot at the initial meeting of the advisory commission.
Members of the advisory commission shall not be entitled to compensation, but shall receive reimbursement for actual and reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
The advisory commission shall meet at least annually and its duties and responsibilities are:
(1) To review and approve annually an allocation plan and a proposed budget therefor submitted by the association setting forth priorities, policies and procedures for the year’s expenditure of housing trust fund moneys, including policies which assure equitable distribution of funds statewide;
(2) Prior to approving the allocation plan, to publish notice of the proposed plan, requesting written comments thereon and holding one (1) or more public hearings thereon to solicit public comment;
(3) To monitor and review all allocations of funds under the housing trust fund;
(4) To make recommendations to the legislature for further legislation that may be necessary in the area of affordable housing.
[67-8106, added 1992, ch. 267, sec. 1, p. 827; am. 1996, ch. 253, sec. 37, p. 833.]