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File #: 19-5974   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning and Community Development Committee
On agenda: 8/12/2019
Posting Language: Briefing on the City’s Affordable Housing Business Plan Progress through July 2019. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Verónica R. Soto, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services] (If Time Permits)
Attachments: 1. July Report on the Implementation of the Affordable Housing Business Plan
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services                     

 

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD: Verónica R. Soto, AICP

 

                                          

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: City Wide

 

 

SUBJECT:

 

Briefing on the City’s Affordable Housing Business Plan progress through July 2019.

 

 

 SUMMARY:

 

Briefing on the City’s Affordable Housing Business Plan progress through July 2019.

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

The FY 2019 Adopted Budget includes $25 million for Affordable Housing initiatives including $17 million in new funding. The $25 million 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.

 

 

ISSUE:

 

Below is a table that summarizes the implementation status for the 10 housing-related activities that are included in the FY 2019 Affordable Housing Business Plan. The Neighborhood and Housing Services Department has updated the Business Plan to include the City’s prioritization of the anti-displacement work plans. Following the table are summary paragraphs that provide updates on each activity not completed to date.

Activity

2019 Status (October through July)

Affordable Housing Coordination Across All Housing Entities

On Schedule

Housing Trust & PFC Strategic Plan Development

On Schedule

Owner Occupied Rehab Program Delivery

Behind Schedule   13 of 19 Homes Completed  39 Homes Under Contract

Under 1 Roof Program Delivery

Behind Schedule  312 of 354 Roofs Completed

Homebuyer Assistance & Counseling Programs

Behind Schedule   199 of 202 Clients Completed

Develop a Housing Risk Mitigation Fund Policy

Completed

Gap Financing Awards for New Affordable Rental and Homeownership Development Projects

Completed

Consolidate City Housing Staff into the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department (NHSD)

Completed

Reconstitute the Housing Commission

Completed

LISC Support Contract Execution

Completed

 

Coordinated Housing System

 

                     NHSD hosted ForEveryoneHome teams and staff during a 3 day tour.

                     Removing Barriers to Affordable Housing Committee met on July 15.

                     CivTech presented affordable housing portal prototype on July 30.

 

Strategic Plan/Review of Housing Trust & Public Facility Corporation

 

                     Strategic Assessment and Executive Summary were presented to City Council members.

                     Final draft submitted on July 24, staff receiving feedback for final assessment

 

Owner Occupied Rehabilitation

 

                     Thirteen (13) homes completed in July.

                     Thirty-Nine (39) homes under construction.

 

Under 1 Roof

 

                     312 roofs replaced

 

Homebuyer Assistance & Counseling Programs

 

                     Assisted 199 residents with first-time housing down payment financial assistance

                     Staff received 1,742 applications.

 

 

Risk Mitigation Fund

Team assisted 192 families through the end of July

 

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

This report is for briefing purposes only.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

This report is for briefing purposes only.