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File #: 1207-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/1/2017 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 5/22/2017 Final action: 5/24/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to make financial assistance available as grants to homebuyers, renters, for-profit and non-profit organizations to increase the local supply of decent, safe, and sanitary housing, and decrease the number of vacant properties in our neighborhoods; to authorize the expenditure of $3,000,000.00 from the 2016 Housing Preservation Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($3,000,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1207-2017 2017 CIP Housing Preservation Fund 7782
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the expenditure of up to $3,000,000.00 from the Housing Preservation Fund 7782 to increase the local supply of decent, safe, and sanitary housing and decrease the number of vacant properties in our neighborhoods. The funds will assist homebuyers, renters, for-profit and non-profit developers with grants for residential projects including both affordable and market rate housing.

This legislation is submitted as an emergency to allow the program activities to continue without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: Cash is available in the Housing Preservation Fund 7782 of the 2016 Capital Improvement Budget.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to make financial assistance available as grants to homebuyers, renters, for-profit and non-profit organizations to increase the local supply of decent, safe, and sanitary housing, and decrease the number of vacant properties in our neighborhoods; to authorize the expenditure of $3,000,000.00 from the 2016 Housing Preservation Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($3,000,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the expenditure of monies from the Housing Preservation Fund to assist homebuyers, renters, for-profit and non-profit organizations with grants to increase the local supply of decent, safe, and sanitary housing, and decrease the number of vacant properties in our neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, the Housing Preservation Fund will assist homebuyers, renters, for-profit and non-profit developers with grants for residential projects including both affordable and market rate housing; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development, Housing Division, in that it is immediately necessary to expend said funds to allow the program's activities to continue without interruption, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; and NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL...

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