A contract to move forward with a community-wide housing needs assessment is in front of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough Assembly on Monday.

The $56,000 contract would pay for the McDowell Group to look at demographics and economics, available services as they relate to housing, an inventory of what housing is available now, and an analysis of any gaps. The report also would provide conclusions and recommendations.

Also Monday, the assembly will consider a resolution establishing a community grant committee to review annual grant applications and make recommendations to the assembly.

The committee would be made up of assembly and community members.

In other matters, the assembly will consider a request from the City of Saxman to use $199,000 of the borough’s cruise passenger head tax funds to recarve and dedicate the Chief Ebbits and Rock Oysterman totem poles at the Saxman Totem Park.

Monday’s assembly meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in borough assembly chambers. Public comment will be heard at the start of the meeting.