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File #: 18-1097   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 1/11/2018
Posting Language: An Ordinance authorizing the acceptance and appropriation of $200,000.00 from the San Antonio Housing Trust Finance Corporation to support activities for the Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force. [Peter Zanoni, Deputy City Manager; Veronica Soto, Director, Neighborhoods and Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. San Antonio Housing Trust Finance Corporation Agenda December 13, 2017, 2. Ltr_-_Mayor's_Housing_Policy_Task_Force, 3. Mayor Nirenberg statement re housing task force, 4. Mayors Housing Taksforce Meeting Summaries info and List of Working Groups 12-13-17, 5. Draft Ordinance, 6. Ordinance 2018-01-11-0010
DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, AICP


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

An Ordinance authorizing the acceptance of $200,000 from the San Antonio Housing Trust Finance Corporation and appropriates funds in support of the Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force.


SUMMARY:

This ordinance accepts funds in the amount of $200,000 from the San Antonio Housing Trust Finance Corporation and appropriates the funds in a donation fund for expenses related to the Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force. The $200,000.00 will be used in three main areas: Consultant Services, Taskforce Meetings support, and Community Workshops.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The San Antonio Housing Trust Finance Corporation (SAHTFC) was formed by the City of San Antonio to support housing preservation and housing related activities. The board of the SAHTFC consists of San Antonio City Councilmembers from Districts 1 through 5. On December 13, 2017, the SAHTFC Board approved providing $200,000.00 to the City of San Antonio to support the Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force.

The Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force, established on August 18, 2017, consists of five (5) advisors appointed by Mayor Nirenberg to assist with the development of a comprehensive and compassionate policy framework to address the pressing affordable housing challenges that our city faces with input from community stakeholders.

To date, some milestones of the Task Force include:
* October 3, 2017, First public meeting
* Introduction of taskforce members and the work, general timeline presented
* Introductory Remarks by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and Chair Lourdes Castro-Ramirez
* Presentation: "Housing and Neighborhoods through the 'Equity Lens'" by Dr. Christine Drennon
* Discussion of the Taskforce approach to the work

* October 17, 2017, Second public meeting
* Housing Presentation: "What we Know and What We're Doing about it" by Veronica R. Soto, Neighborhood and Hou...

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