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File #: 20-6613   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning and Land Development Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2020
Posting Language: Briefing and possible action on the ForEveryoneHome anti-displacement and inclusive growth policy strategy, including an Ordinance approving a memorandum of agreement with Grounded Solutions Network for consulting services, and authorizing a co-investment in the Initiative from the City in the amount of $120,000.00 to be funded from the FY 2020 Neighborhood and Housing Services Department General Fund Budget. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, FAICP, Director, Neighborhood & Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. Fiscal Impact Form
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DEPARTMENT:

Neighborhood and Housing Services Department

DEPARTMENT HEAD:

Ver?nica R. Soto, FAICP, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department Director

COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED:

Citywide

SUMMARY:

Briefing and possible action on the ForEveryoneHome anti-displacement and inclusive growth policy strategy, including an Ordinance approving a memorandum of agreement with Grounded Solutions Network for consulting services, and authorizing a co-investment in the Initiative from the City in the amount of $120,000 to be funded from the FY 2020 Neighborhood and Housing Services Department General Fund Budget.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The ForEveryoneHome initiative is a nationwide anti-displacement and inclusive growth effort undertaken by Grounded Solutions Network (GSN) and sponsored by the Ford Foundation. The initiative's goal is to help cities develop sound anti-displacement and inclusive growth policies before displacement pressures become too great. San Antonio was one of three cities competitively selected to participate in ForEveryoneHome, along with Winston-Salem, NC and Indianapolis, IN.
Since the initiative began in 2019, the ForEveryoneHome team has created an in-depth needs assessment which has already been utilized to guide outreach and policy decisions in other city initiatives including the Strategic Housing Implementation Plan (SHIP). The original ForEveryoneHome timeline envisioned that the final project deliverables would be completed in October 2020. However, an amended timeline and budget to account for both an expanded scope and the public health and socioeconomic context are now needed.

ISSUE:

The Neighborhood & Housing Services Department requests that Council approve continuing the ForEveryoneHome collaboration into 2021. This extension is in acknowledgement of the expanded scope to include the Development Services Department and an additional deliverable in the form of a detailed implementation plan for a second policy. The City would ...

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