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File #: 21-3214   
Type: Staff Briefing - Without Ordinance
In control: Planning and Land Development Committee
On agenda: 4/26/2021
Posting Language: Briefing on the City’s Strategic Housing Implementation Plan (SHIP) progress including the definition of affordability and next steps [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Verónica R. Soto, FAICP, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
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DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, FAICP, Director


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Briefing on the City's Strategic Housing Implementation Plan (SHIP) progress and next steps.


SUMMARY:

Briefing on the City's Strategic Housing Implementation Plan (SHIP) progress including the definition of affordability and next steps.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

San Antonio's Housing Policy Framework (HPF) 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 contains overarching policy areas with a list of potential strategies to address those areas and 10-year affordable housing target goals. In 2020, staff began work on a Strategic Housing Implementation Plan to actualize strategies presented in the HPF by determining timelines, partners, specific action steps and funding approaches. Additionally, the 10-year target goals are being adjusted upward to account for a broader range of community needs through a recalibration effort that ensures the Framework's requirement that solutions be data-driven is indeed the case.

The HPF is the foundation for the SHIP and will serve to guide any future framework plan implementation. 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 Regional Alliance for the Homeless (SARAH), Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), VIA, Bexar County and applicable COSA departments. This collaboration also builds on another value of the MHPTF to promote public participation and to value both lived experience and technical expertise. In addition, the SHIP will include an outreach and input process to receive community input that will be overseen ...

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