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File #: 20-6614   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning and Land Development Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2020
Posting Language: Briefing on the City’s Strategic Housing Implementation Plan progress including the draft recalibrated affordable housing goals, definition of affordability, and implementation strategies to include a Source of Income Discrimination Ordinance [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Verónica R. Soto, FAICP, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. Staff Presentation
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DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, FAICP, Neighborhood and Housing Services Department Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUMMARY: Briefing on the City's Strategic Housing Implementation Plan progress including the draft recalibrated affordable housing goals, definition of affordability, and implementation strategies to include a Source of Income Discrimination Ordinance.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

San Antonio's Housing Policy Framework is the city's affordable housing policy document that was accepted by the City Council in 2018; the Framework is the final document produced by the Mayor's Housing Policy Task Force (MHPTF). The Framework contained overarching policy areas with a list of potential strategies to address those areas and 10-year target goals. What was not included in the framework was a roadmap of which policies and programs should be prioritized and which organizations should play a role in their implementation. The creation of a roadmap of implementation strategies tied to overarching goals is the best next step in the process of implementing the framework plan and supports the Housing Policy Framework recommendation that an implementation plan, coupled with funding, will lead to successful housing policy. Because of this, staff has started the development of the Strategic Housing Implementation Plan (SHIP).

The foundation for the SHIP is the Housing Policy Framework and will serve to guide any future framework plan implementation. In addition, staff also underwent a process to recalibrate the 10-year affordable housing targets within the Framework as they were being exceeded in most areas in only a few years, building on the Framework's recommendation that housing policy be data-driven. The SHIP will be developed in collaboration with community and housing stakeholders including but not limited to the San Antonio Housing Trust (SAHT), San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA), South Alamo Region...

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