Vernon Housing Commission (VHC)
Welcome to the home page for Vernon Housing! Here, you will find information related to City-owned housing stock and the Vernon Housing Commission. This page has been designed to provide access to the latest housing related news, policies and procedures, resident newsletters, housing opportunities, and important City contacts.
Vernon Housing Stock
The City owns 26 housing units all located in Vernon. Most of the units are small one-to-three bedroom bungalow-style single family homes built before 1961. The remaining residences are one or two bedroom units located within a single apartment complex. Specific information regarding location and square footage for each housing unit is available in the Vernon Housing Information Packet. Leasing of all City-owned housing units is governed by the Vernon Rental Housing Policy (VRHP) as developed and adopted by the Vernon Housing Commission.
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.
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