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<br /> Human Services Advisory Committee
<br /> Meeting Minutes
<br /> Renton City Hall
<br /> Council Conference Room, 7th Floor
<br /> October 21, 2014, 3:00 p.m.
<br /> CALL TO ORDER: Karen Bergsvik chaired this meeting, due to the absence of the Chair and Vice-Chair. A
<br /> quorum was present.
<br /> ATTEIVDANCE: Leslie Anderson; Chad Buechler; Dorothy Capers,Amy Koehl; Ryan Mclrvin.
<br /> Excused: Shannon Matson; Linda Smith; Elyn Blandon; Brook Dodd.
<br /> City of Renton Staff: Karen Bergsvik; Dianne Utecht;Jennifer Jorgenson.
<br /> Guests: Kaelene Nobis and Susan Daley from Renton Housing Authority
<br /> 1. APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
<br /> The September Minutes were tabled for approval at the next meeting.
<br /> 2. RENTON HOUSING AUTHORITY(RHA) UPDATE
<br /> Kaelene Nobis is the Executive Assistant to the Executive Director Mark Gropper. Susan Daley is the
<br /> Resident Services Coordinator that worl<s with the older adults.
<br /> Kaelene explained that the Sunset Terrace community is undergoing a massive reconfiguration with
<br /> new residential units being built for their residents. These units are being individually constructed in
<br /> development blocks: Glennwood Town Homes was the first redevelopment project and Kirkland
<br /> Development is their first modular home development as replacement residences.
<br /> The residents in Sunset Terrace are being relocated so the units could be razed, and the new housing
<br /> can be built. Those displaced residents will have the first opportunity to move back as the new
<br /> residences become available. For the Renton Housing Authority,there is currently a wait list of 5,000
<br /> people,which equates to ten years.
<br /> RHA has purchased property for a resident's services building. This will be a place for service providers
<br /> to provide services to residents as well as other residents of the Sunset area, in an accessible and
<br /> convenient location.
<br /> RHA did a survey of their residents. Some of the findings are: Household average income for RHA
<br /> residents is$13,000 to $14,000. Many of their residents did not graduate from high school or get their
<br /> GED;they are working with Renton Technical College on how to provide training to help residents best
<br /> meet their potential.
<br /> There are 400 seniors living at Evergreen Terrace, Golden Pines, Cedar River Terrace, and Sunset
<br /> Terrace (senior and disabled housing).
<br /> There is need in Renton for affordable senior housing that offers assistance with activities of daily living.
<br /> In the redevelopment plans there is space set aside fior Providence Health Care to develop a PACE
<br /> program (a program of all-inclusive care for the Elderly)/Elder Place model of carP.
<br /> CVS Pharmacy has donated $10,000 to help develop a community garden in conjunction with the
<br /> Renton Housing Authority's redevelopment efforts.