Tacoma City Council Tuesday confirmed the appointments and re-appointments of six local residents to serve on the 10-member Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) Board.
TCRA is tasked with administering loans to low-income families who need help buying or repairing their homes, as well as to developers who provide multi-family housing to low-income families. The board also works with businesses that rehabilitate blighted commercial space, as well as with non-profit organizations that provide key services to the local community.
The board consists of lawyers, bankers, contractors, certified public accountants, and real estate brokers or agents. They serve two-year terms. The board meets at 7:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month.
City Council’s Neighborhoods and Housing Committee conducted interviews earlier this month and forwarded its recommendations to the full council.
“This is a very important organization that makes decisions about housing and other public development projects,” said Councilmember Lauren Walker, who also chairs the Neighborhoods and Housing Committee. “There was a lot of interest in this. It was a very difficult decision.”
Action taken Tuesday by councilmembers appoints Chris Van Vechten to the “Attorney” designation, re-appoints Steve Snider and Teresa Colby to the “Banking or Financing” designations, appoints Jason Kors to the “Certified Public Accountant” designation, re-appoints Edward “Curt” Curtis to the “Licensed Realtor or Broker” designation, and appoints Michael McNiel to the “Licensed Realtor or Broker” designation. Each appointee will serve two-year terms that expire on Dec. 31, 2015.
To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of the Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority (TCRA) Board, click on the following links:
- City Hall News: STAR Community, TCRA appointments and MLK Holiday (Tacoma Daily Index, January 17, 2014)
- Tacoma seeks volunteers for TCRA Board (Tacoma Daily Index, January 14, 2014)
- City Hall News: Broadway Center fundraising, railroad sale and legislative updates (Tacoma Daily Index, January 10, 2014)
- 11 candidates seek 8 spots on Tacoma Community Redevelopment Authority Board (Tacoma Daily Index, January 2, 2014)
- Tacoma awarded $3.86M grant to assist neighborhoods with high foreclosure rates (Tacoma Daily Index, Aug. 28, 2012)
- Fire Safety Loan Program now available for Tacoma business, property owners (Tacoma Daily Index, July 20, 2011)
- Fund-raising continues for Valhalla Hall renovation (Tacoma Daily Index, March 11, 2010)
- Tacoma City Council will vote on Federal ARRA funding for affordable housing, detox center (Tacoma Daily Index, Aug. 14, 2009)
- State awards $12 million deductions for Tacoma projects (Tacoma Daily Index, Sept. 16, 2008)
- Draft HUD 2008-09 consolidated plan, post disaster plan focus of study session (Tacoma Daily Index, March 24, 2008)
- State awards $12 million in Commercial Revitalization Deductions (Tacoma Daily Index, Oct. 15, 2007)
- State rewards Tacoma development projects (Tacoma Daily Index, Dec. 23, 2005)
- City staff reject three proposals for Phoebe House (Tacoma Daily Index, Oct. 5, 2005)
- TV Tacoma wins seven national awards (Tacoma Daily Index, Sept. 28, 2005)
- City reviews draft plan for Affordable Housing funds (Tacoma Daily Index, Aug. 2, 2005)
- City moves to put Phoebe House back in operation (Tacoma Daily Index, June 7, 2005)
- Council to set priorities for housing, community development (Tacoma Daily Index, April 6, 2005)
- State awards two Tacoma projects federal tax credits (Tacoma Daily Index, June 23, 2004)
- TV Tacoma wins most awards at national competition (Tacoma Daily Index, Sept. 24, 2003)
- State awards five Tacoma development projects federal tax grants (Tacoma Daily Index, July 15, 2003)
- Hillside site of two new housing projects (Tacoma Daily Index, Oct. 8, 2002)
- City of Destiny Awards honor volunteers tonight (Tacoma Daily Index, May 14, 2002)