Vernon Housing Commission (VHC)
Vernon Housing Commission
Vernon's housing stock is managed by the Vernon Housing Commission which was established in July 2011 to provide open and transparent administration of Vernon's housing units. The Commission makes decisions regarding leasing, market rental rates, repair and maintenance of City-owned housing, and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding potential divestment and development opportunities. The Commission also develops and implements procedures to effectuate policy objectives established by the City Council. The Commission, a seven-member panel comprising residents, business leaders and one council member, meets on a quarterly basis on the second Wednesday of each March, June, September, and December. Vernon Housing Commission meetings provide a public forum for residents and other members of the community to address housing related issues. The Commission is the fulfillment of a critical element of the City's good governance reforms.