176.01 Municipal corporation, county or township may establish or designate housing advisory board.

(A) Any municipal corporation, county, or township may, alone or jointly with one or more contiguous or overlapping other municipal corporations, counties, or townships, establish or designate a housing advisory board.

(B) The purposes of a housing advisory board are:

(1) To receive and review comprehensive plans for the development and maintenance of affordable housing submitted to the housing advisory board pursuant to division (A)(2) of section 176.04 of the Revised Code by any such political subdivision it serves;

(2) To receive and review written descriptions submitted to the housing advisory board pursuant to division (A)(3) of section 176.04 of the Revised Code by any subdivision it serves of the purposes to which such subdivision proposes to apply the proceeds of general obligations such subdivision proposes to issue or the moneys raised by taxation that such subdivision proposes to expend pursuant to Section 16 of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution;

(3) To advise the subdivisions it serves regarding the plans and descriptions it receives pursuant to divisions (B)(1) and (2) of this section; and

(4) To perform such other advisory functions for any subdivision it serves related to such subdivision's programs to provide, or assist in providing, housing as such subdivision may request it to perform.

(C) Every housing advisory board shall include balanced representation of each of the following groups located within the political subdivisions served by the board:

(1) Institutions that lend money for housing;

(2) Nonprofit builders and developers of housing;

(3) For-profit builders and developers of housing;

(4) For-profit builders and developers of rental housing;

(5) Real estate brokers licensed under Chapter 4735. of the Revised Code;

(6) Other persons with professional knowledge regarding local housing needs and fair housing issues within the subdivisions served by the board;

(7) Residents of areas of the subdivisions served by the board that could receive housing assistance from such subdivisions;

(8) Any metropolitan housing authority operating within the subdivisions served by the board;

(9) The elected officials of the political subdivisions served by the board;

(10) Such other groups or individuals that the appointing authority determines are necessary to provide balanced advice on housing plans and programs.

(D) The board of county commissioners shall do one of the following:

(1) Appoint the members of a county housing advisory board;

(2) Designate an existing board, commission, or committee of the county to serve as the county housing advisory board and, if necessary to achieve the balanced representation required by division (C) of this section, appoint additional members to serve with or in an advisory capacity to the existing board, commission, or committee when it meets as a county housing advisory board.

Subject to the requirements of division (C) of this section and any requirements governing membership in an existing county board, commission, or committee that is designated to serve as the county housing advisory board, the number of members of a county housing advisory board and the length of their terms shall be determined by the board of county commissioners.

(E) The mayor of a municipal corporation, with the consent of the legislative authority of the municipal corporation, shall do one of the following:

(1) Appoint the members of a municipal corporation housing advisory board;

(2) Designate an existing board, commission, or committee of the municipal corporation to serve as the municipal corporation housing advisory board and, if necessary to achieve the balanced representation required by division (C) of this section, appoint additional members to serve with or in an advisory capacity to the existing board, commission, or committee when it meets as a municipal corporation housing advisory board.

Subject to the requirements of division (C) of this section and any requirements governing membership in an existing municipal corporation board, commission, or committee that is designated to serve as the municipal corporation housing advisory board, the number of members of the municipal corporation housing board and the length of their terms shall be determined by the legislative authority of the municipal corporation.

(F) The board of township trustees shall do one of the following:

(1) Appoint the members of a township housing advisory board;

(2) Designate an existing board, commission, or committee of the township to serve as the township housing advisory board and, if necessary to achieve the balanced representation required by division (C) of this section, appoint additional members to serve with or in an advisory capacity to the existing board, commission, or committee when it meets as a township housing advisory board.

Subject to the requirements of division (C) of this section and any requirements governing membership in an existing township board, commission, or committee that is designated to serve as the township housing advisory board, the number of members of the township advisory board and the length of their terms shall be determined by the board of township trustees.

(G) Whenever any municipal corporation enters into an agreement to use the services of a county housing advisory board pursuant to section 176.02 of the Revised Code and the municipal corporation has a population of fifty thousand or greater, the board shall include at least one member who is a resident of the municipal corporation. The board of county commissioners shall appoint each such member from a list of names submitted to the board of county commissioners by the legislative authority of the municipal corporation to be represented.

(H) Any housing advisory board established or designated under this section shall, within thirty days after its first meeting, notify the department of development in writing of the formation of the board and of its initial members. Thereafter, each housing advisory board shall provide to the department such reports and information regarding the board's activities as the department may require.

Cite as R.C. § 176.01

History. Effective Date: 10-10-1991