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File #: 0291-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/23/2020 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 2/10/2020 Final action: 2/13/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to make financial assistance available as grants to homeowners, 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 $2,000,000.00 from the 2019 Housing Preservation Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($2,000,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0291-2020 2020-01-16 Housing 2019 HP Bond Funds 7739
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the expenditure of up to $2,000,000.00 from the Housing Preservation Fund 7739 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 homeowners, 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 7739 of the 2019 Capital Improvements Budget.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to make financial assistance available as grants to homeowners, 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 $2,000,000.00 from the 2019 Housing Preservation Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($2,000,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, it is necessary to authorize the expenditure of monies from the Housing Preservation Fund to assist homeowners, 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 homeowners, 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...

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