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File #: 20-6070   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Housing Commission
On agenda: 10/28/2020
Posting Language: Briefing by the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) on the Impact of Utilities on Housing Affordability. [Gavino Ramos, Vice President for Communications and External Affairs, San Antonio Water System]
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DEPARTMENT:

 

Neighborhood and Housing Services Department

 

DEPARTMENT HEAD:

 

Verónica R. Soto, FAICP, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department Director

 

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED:

 

Citywide

 

SUMMARY:

 

Briefing by the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) on the impact of utilities on housing affordability

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

 

The Commission is currently working on a definition of affordability as it relates to Housing. This definition will inform how the City funds housing, and what is considered ‘affordable’ for the purposes of City support.  To assist in the creation of the definition, the Commission is requesting several agencies whose services impact residents’ housing budget to present.

 

As part of their dialogue, the Commissioners would like to learn more about the impact utilities have on housing cost, for both residents and developments such as new multi-family rentals. They have requested SAWS provide input on the following topics, including but not limited to:

                     Average monthly cost

                     Use of cost-reducing programs

                     Increase in late/missed payments during pandemic

                     Percentage of late/missed payments over all

 

ALTERNATIVES:

 

This item is for briefing purposes only.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

 

This item is for briefing purposes only.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

This item is for briefing purposes only.