Housing Advisory Commission

Per Oxford Code 137, this Commission meets monthly and may hold additional meetings as required to conduct its business or as requested by City Council. The Commission consists of seven (7) to nine (9) members appointed by Council, two (2) of which shall be City Council members. The Commission has numerous duties including making recommendations to Council on housing, disbursement of the Affordable Housing funds and other funds designed for moderate to low cost housing and development, as well as working with other assistance organizations. The Commission reports periodically to Council the status of housing issues in the City of Oxford.

State of Housing Affordability Report — Community Development Professionals, Hamilton, Ohio - 2019

2020 Housing Needs Analysis Bowen National Research

February 16, 2021 Slide Presentation

February 16, 2021 YouTube Video

Our Mission

The mission of the Housing Advisory Commission is to foster an environment in which all current and future residents of Oxford will have an opportunity to own or rent a home. The Commission will accomplish this through research, education and advocacy, focusing on:

  • Affordable Housing,
  • Intergenerational Housing,
  • Senior Housing,
  • Rental Housing,
  • Other Diverse Housing Opportunities, and
  • Encouraging the Use of Sustainable Building Practices

to provide an improved Quality of Life in Oxford, especially the Mile Square.

The Commission will communicate with other city Commissions and Boards to gather and disseminate information such that reliable and thorough recommendations can be provided to Council on housing.

Third Monday of each month at 3:30 PM. Special meetings may be at 7:00 PM.
Member Term Limit: 
Four years


Title Name Term Ends
Chair Steve Schnabl June 2024
Council Representative, Vice-Chair Glenn Ellerbe December 2021
Council Representative Jason Bracken December 2021
Member Shana Rosenberg June 2022
Member Nicola Rodrigues June 2025
Member Jock Pitts June 2025
Member Eugene F. Scharf (Bud) June 2025