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File #: 21-2998   
Type: Miscellaneous Item
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 5/6/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving a Funding Agreement between the Inner City TIRZ Board of Directors, Housing First Community Coalition (HFCC), and the City of San Antonio for eligible public infrastructure for an amount not to exceed $5,400,000 reimbursed over three fiscal years (FY21-FY23) for the HFCC’s Towne Twin Village Project located at 4711 Dietrich and E. Loop 410, in Council District 2. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; Verónica R. Soto, FAICP, Director, Neighborhood and Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. Agreement, 2. Site Map, 3. Draft Ordinance
Related files: 21-2892, 21-2882
DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services Department


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


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: 2


SUBJECT:

An Ordinance approving the execution of a Funding Agreement between the Inner City TIRZ Board of Directors, Housing First Community Coalition, and the City of San Antonio for eligible public infrastructure for an amount not to exceed $5,400,000 reimbursed over three fiscal years (FY21-FY23) for the HFCC's Towne Twin Village Project located at 4711 Dietrich Road and E. Loop 410 in Council District 2.

SUMMARY:

Towne Twin Village Project is a permanent supportive housing development being developed by the Housing First Community Coalition (HFCC). HFCC is a 501c3 nonprofit organization in San Antonio. Their values include creating a diverse community where all residents, individuals without housing, volunteers, property management staff, partnering case managers/counselors, and health care providers are dedicated to creating and maintaining a compassionate, generative community for the benefit of all.

After years of searching and considering dozens of properties, Housing First Community Coalition purchased and rezoned 17.3 vacant acres on San Antonio's east side at 4711 Dietrich to develop Towne Twin Village, a permanent supportive housing development, the first of its kind in San Antonio. Its namesake honors the drive-in movie theater once located there.

Towne Twin Village is designed with a Housing First philosophy that is founded on Permanent Supportive Housing principles and best practices. This development will house approximately 200 adults 50 years old and older who have experienced a long history of chronic homelessness, disabilities and are otherwise most vulnerable to housing instability. It will also house 10-20 peer and Please Alleviate Loneliness (PAL) volunteers.

The community will include a variety of styles of tiny houses and efficiency apartments, each approximately 400-500 square feet a...

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