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File #: 19-2270   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 3/21/2019
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the Risk Mitigation Policy for the $1 million Risk Mitigation Fund included in the FY 2019 Adopted General Fund Budget establishing guidelines for housing relocation assistance and emergency housing assistance funding as a result of certain conditions. [Peter Zanoni, Deputy City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Impact Form, 2. Draft Ordinance, 3. Risk Mitigation Policy Final 3 13 19_Final, 4. Ordinance 2019-03-21-0239
DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, AICP


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide


SUBJECT:

Approval of the Risk Mitigation Policy


SUMMARY:

Ordinance approving the Risk Mitigation Policy for the $1 million Risk Mitigation Fund included in the FY 2019 Adopted General Fund Budget establishing guidelines for housing relocation assistance and emergency housing assistance funding as a result of certain conditions.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The FY 2019 Adopted Budget includes $25 million for Affordable Housing initiatives including $17 million in new funding. The budget includes $11.7 million for housing preservation and repair, $3.2 million for homebuyer assistance, $1.4 million to develop a coordinated housing system, $7.7 million for gap financing, and a $1 million risk mitigation fund. In November, the City received a $1 million private sector donation for additional funding for our Under 1 Roof program.

There has been an extensive public outreach effort to develop the recommended policy. Nearly 1,700 individuals, many of them have experienced displacement; in all 10 City Council Districts have been involved in public outreach efforts. The engagement included five public meetings with at least one in each geographic quadrant of the city. The meetings were professionally facilitated and focused on gathering input on community priorities and shared ideas through participatory exercises. All meetings were live streamed on Facebook.

Additionally, surveys were used to obtain policy input and feedback. The surveys, in both English and Spanish, were made available online and paper copies were distributed to City Council Offices, Senior Centers, Haven for Hope, San Antonio Housing Authority, and COPS Metro offices. Over 230 surveys were completed and returned for consideration in the policy development. Staff also convened three technical working group meetings with developers, housing service providers and propert...

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