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File #: 20-0337    Version: 1 Name: 3/2/20 - Support of Federal Funding for HUD Capacity Building for CD and Affordable Housing
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/2/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 3/2/2020 Final action: 3/2/2020
Enactment date: 3/2/2020 Enactment #: R-20-077
Title: Resolution in Support of Federal Funding for the Housing and Urban Development Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing (Section 4) Program
Sponsors: Christopher Taylor, Jane Lumm, Anne Bannister, Julie Grand, Zachary Ackerman, Jack Eaton
Attachments: 1. 200229 - Letter in Support of HUD Section 4 Funding.pdf
Title
Resolution in Support of Federal Funding for the Housing and Urban Development Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing (Section 4) Program
Memorandum
The lack of affordable housing in the Ann Arbor community is a compelling social equity issue and lies at the heart of the City's mobility and carbon neutrality challenges. The City government seeks to leverage all options to increase the supply of quality-constructed, energy-efficient, and well-managed affordable units. The federal Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing (Section 4) program strengthens low-income urban and rural communities across the nation to support local nonprofit organizations to develop affordable housing, finance small businesses, revitalize commercial corridors, and help address local healthcare, childcare, education, and safety needs.
Several of the City's local partners have asked that the City sign on to support funding of the Section 4 program, including urging Congress to provided $45 million in the FY2021 federal budget. This support includes sending a letter to the Chairs and Ranking Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate Subcommittees on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development. This resolution provides direction to the City Administrator to submit the letter of support on behalf of City Council.
Fiscal Impact
This resolution has no financial impact.
Staff
Prepared by: Howard S. Lazarus, City Administrator
Sponsored by: Mayor Taylor, Mayor Pro Tem Lumm, Councilmembers Bannister, Ackerman, Grand, and Eaton
Body
Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor is facing a housing affordability crisis that is directly tied to our mobility, equity, and climate challenges;

Whereas, The City seeks to increase affordable housing options within the community through direct investment in the Ann Arbor Housing Commission, public private partnerships, and support of its non-profit part...

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