Chester County, Pennsylvania
- Increase opportunities for and access to safe, decent and affordable permanent housing. Create 200 new affordable units in areas of opportunity.
- Provide more diverse housing opportunities and encourage mobility among low-income residents living in areas of poverty, particularly among those in Coatesville's racially and ethnically concentrated area of poverty (R/ECAP). Develop Moving to Work Action Plan for submission to HUD. Submit an application to become a Moving to Work (MTW) housing authority in order to have maximum flexibility and creativity in creating housing strategies to further fair housing opportunities in Chester County
Submit an application to become a Moving to Work (MTW) housing authority in order to have maximum flexibility and creativity in creating housing strategies to further fair housing opportunities in Chester County
- Provide more diverse housing opportunities and encourage mobility among low-income residents living in areas of poverty, particularly among those in Coatesville's racially and ethnically concentrated area of poverty (R/ECAP). Decrease vouchers in City of Coatesville from 43.9% to 39% of total under issuance and lease in Chester County (rate is averaged at 1% per year)
Conduct annual evaluation of housing choice voucher locations to monitor mobility efforts
- Expand transportation opportunities for residents with limited options. Establish a program that will accommodate 1,000 annual trips for residents of affordable housing properties
Clackamas County, Oregon
- Develop new housing units with long-term affordability for a broad range of low- income households with an emphasis on dispersal of affordable housing. Construct 500 new units of affordable (rent restricted units) housing over the next 5 years in areas of high opportunity. By 2018 the jurisdiction will adopt a Strategic Housing Plan.
Dauphin County, Pennsylvania
- Revise CDBG and HOME grant application procedures to increase the number of funded projects that AFFH. Within 2 to 3 years, revise the CDBG and HOME application forms to require applicants to discuss how their project addresses the fair housing issues identified in the AFH and/or how the proposed project will contribute to furthering fair housing choice. Within 2 to 3 years, incorporate scoring criteria and an associated number of points into the CDBG and HOME project scoring sheets that evaluates the degree to which projects work to AFFH.
- Promote Mobility. (1) Development of a voluntary mobility counseling program for Housing Choice Voucher holders to assist them in locating units and allowing movement to opportunity areas in Hammond and other communities in the region. (2) Introduction of source of income protections in fair housing ordinances, on a county-wide basis, to create access to a larger supply of housing units in opportunity areas for voucher holding families.
Kansas City, Missouri
- Improve housing conditions and options for rental households in older neighborhoods and communities. 2017-2018 Establish a $4 million program which rehabilitates Land Bank or Homesteading Authority properties in Priority Areas for first time homeowners. By rehabbing Land Bank properties in priority areas (R/ECAPs) and making them available to first time home buyers, particularly members of protected classes, will increase opportunities in these neighborhoods and provide new housing options. In 2017, meet with community partners to develop the procedures for administering this fund and identify fund sources. Once developed begin to market and implement the new program.
- Develop model zoning code for smaller homes. In 2019, MARC will work with the five cities to develop model codes using its sustainable code framework that address siting smaller homes on smaller lots and encouraging small scale multifamily projects in retail and residential areas. Once developed and reviewed by cities, MARC will present it to local government planning committees and elected officials starting in 2019. By facilitating the development of smaller single family and multifamily housing the model codes will provide more information to cities to guide decisions about ways to support affordable housing opportunities in more places around the metro area and in communities, and provide additional access for protected classes to opportunities. MARC will develop model codes that would allow local governments to encourage smaller homes on smaller lots in some locations and also facilitate the construction of small (4-12 units) multifamily projects in appropriate residential and commercial areas. They will then provide a series of presentations to planners, planning commissions, and elected officials on the merits of the model codes.
- Develop model incentive policy to require any multi-unit housing construction or substantial renovation receiving a public subsidy to include some affordable, accessible units that meet universal design standards. MARC, during the first half of 2019, will work with the five cities to develop a model public incentive policy requiring affordable, accessible housing units as a part of any multi-unit development receiving such incentives. Once developed and reviewed by cities, MARC will present it to local government development and building officials and elected officials starting in 2019.
New Orleans, Louisiana
- Stabilize neighborhoods vulnerable to gentrification by preserving existing ownership and affordable rental housing and developing affordable homeowner- ship and rental housing. Utilize HANO scattered sites inventory in gentrifying areas to develop affordable single family homes. 1. Develop 45 on-site homeownership units (1/3 affordable) at Faubourg Lafitte in gentrifying neighborhood of Treme by 2018.2. Target development of 5+ affordable single family homes utilizing HANOs scattered sites in Treme. 3. Target development of 5+ affordable single family homes utilizing HANOs vacant scattered sites in Carrollton. 4. Develop 5+ affordable single family homes utilizing HANOs vacant scattered sites inventory in Upper 9th Ward. (Actual number of homes developed dependent on financing and the housing market. Number of homes could be more or less than the target)
- Stabilize neighborhoods vulnerable to gentrification by preserving existing ownership and affordable rental housing and developing affordable homeowner- ship and rental housing. Develop 400+ affordable rental units in gentrifying neighborhood of Treme. Complete 100 housing units at Faubourg Lafitte by 2017. 2. Develop 300+ Iberville CNI off-site replacement units in Treme.
- Lower barriers to expanded affordable housing in high opportunity areas through inclusive strategies. Promote reforms to current zoning regulations including the development of mandatory inclusionary zoning policies to support the production of affordable housing in high opportunity neighborhoods. Revisions to voluntary zoning ordinance by 2017; Passage of mandatory inclusionary zoning ordinance by 2017.
- Lower barriers to expanded affordable housing in high opportunity areas through inclusive strategies. Prioritize City development incentives to support affordable housing investments in high opportunity neighborhoods. Developer Toolkit Created.
- Lower barriers to expanded affordable housing in high opportunity areas through inclusive strategies. Provide rental registry landlords with information on how to become an HCV landlord to expand program participation in coordination with the City's rental registry timeline. Decrease HCV properties in R/ECAP areas from 33% according to HUD tables to 30% by 2021 and increase HCV properties in non-R/ECAPs to 70%.
- Ensure that internal policies and practices advance access & mobility for groups with significant challenges in accessing safe and affordable housing including people with disabilities, people with limited English proficiency, and people with criminal records. Prioritize resources to develop permanent supportive housing for persons experiencing homelessness. 1. 10% of OCD supported units developed are PSH units 2. Dedicate 120 project based vouchers to the City's Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Health Initiative (CABHI) for homeless individuals.
- Ensure that internal policies and practices advance access & mobility for groups with significant challenges in accessing safe and affordable housing including people with disabilities, people with limited English proficiency, and people with criminal records. Ensure that all new HANO constructed units are built according to Section 504 accessibility standards. Ensure that 5 - 15% of all new HANO constructed units are built according to Section 504 accessibility standards. 2. Create incentives to increase the number of accessible units in (Section 8 tenant-based and) project-based developments.
- Develop new affordable rental housing. Encourage mixed-income/ mixed-use developments in low opportunity & R/ECAP areas. Priority points in City/ PHA RFPs for 4% and 9% tax-credit projects.
- Develop new affordable rental housing. Acquire land in high opportunity or rapidly appreciating areas and allocate public funds for affordable housing development through site specific RFP. Work with partners to identify and assemble sites. Issue 1-3 site-specific RFPs for affordable housing developments.
Develop new affordable rental housing. Promote affordable housing development in high opportunity or rapidly appreciating market areas. Priority points in City/PHA RFP for tax credit projects. Explore strategies to implement permanent affordability controls.
Preserve and increase affordable housing in communities where residents are at high risk of displacement.
1) Make strategic investments in the production and preservation of long-term affordable housing in areas where residents are at high risk of displacement. (ongoing)_2) City Staff will work with the Seattle Housing Authority to examine the feasibility of conducting an assessment of whether RCW 35.21.830 is a barrier to affirmatively promote fair housing in Seattle, in preparing for the next Fair Housing Assessment Plan (2017) 3) Provide financing to rehab and preserve affordable rents in existing housing. (starting in 2017)_4) Advocate for state authority for a Preservation Tax Exemption to incentivize landlords to preserve affordable rents in existing housing. (starting in 2016)_5) Scale MHA requirements to geographic areas of the city based on market conditions such that those areas with strong markets in which amount of redevelopment may be greater will yield larger contributions to affordable housing. (2017)_6) Partner with Sound Transit and other public agencies to dedicate land and other resources toward affordable housing development in areas near major transit investments. (ongoing)
Discussion: The displacement of long-time residents from Seattle, particularly from communities of color, has been identified clearly and consistently by community members as an urgent crisis demanding action. In response to this reality, the City is taking a number of steps to combat and mitigate such displacement. The preservation and production of affordable housing is perhaps the most direct tool for combating the displacement of low-income residents from historic communities of color, particularly those that are likely to experience increased demand due to their proximity to transportation, employment and other amenities. While market rate housing is subject to dramatic price fluctuations (including owner-occupied housing where long-time property owners may be subject to dramatic property tax increases from rising land values), affordable housing provides a stable safety net by restricting rent increases, and limiting occupancy to those who need an affordable home. The City is utilizing a range of approaches to pursue this goal. First, the City is making strategic investments in the production and preservation of long-term affordable housing in areas where residents are at high risk of displacements. In addition, the City is intends to create a new loan program to provide low-cost rehab financing to owners in exchange for preserving affordable rents for 10 to 15 years. Third, the City is advocating for state authority to adopt a Preservation Tax Exemption that would encourage private owners to preserve affordable rents for a minimum of 15 years. The City is also structuring its proposed MHA program to scale requirements based on market conditions, with the intention of yielding more affordable housing where more development occurs. Finally, the City is taking advantage of opportunities to dedicate publicly owned property to affordable housing, particularly where major investments in public infrastructure such as transit are likely to increase property values and lead to more displacement.
Promote increased access to housing in areas that afford high access to opportunity to residents.
1) Adopt zoning legislation that promotes development of more diverse housing types within urban villages, including increasing multifamily zoning to provide more affordable housing development opportunities. 2) Promote affirmative marketing of affordable housing units in the Multifamily Tax Exemption and incentive zoning/MHA programs. (2017-18) 3) Pursue development of affordable housing on surplus public property in key locations such as the former Fort Lawton Army base. 4) Seattle Housing Authority will undertake additional efforts to better enable families with children to access rental units in high opportunity areas through a range of services and financial assistance to reduce barriers to leasing in targeted neighborhoods (2017-2019) 5) SHA will continue the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace, a Choice Neighborhoods Initiative (ongoing)_6) Consider and study MHA alternatives that increase affordable housing in areas with high access to opportunity and low risk of displacement.
Increasing access to historically exclusive neighborhoods is fundamental to reversing patterns of segregation and disparities in access to opportunity. These patterns are reinforced by a number of complex, interrelated factors including: the employment of marketing and screening practices that narrow housing access to select groups; the continuation of land use and zoning restrictions that preclude new and diverse types of housing in historically exclusive neighborhoods; a tight housing market that leaves those with fewer resources less able to compete; and the continuation of outright housing discrimination. Many of the neighborhoods in Seattle that were historically subject to racial covenants have failed to see significant changes in their racial makeup, even as Seattle has diversified, in part because of the limitations on the types of housing that may be built in such neighborhoods, in part because even the new housing that is produced is not affordable, and in part because even affordable units are not necessarily affirmatively marketed. Seattle is employing a range of strategies to increase access to historically exclusive areas that afford high opportunity to its residents, including: adopting zoning changes that will allow more diverse housing types and more multifamily housing; promoting affirmative marketing in affordable housing programs that are used by for-profit property owners; pursuing development opportunities on publicly owned land in strategic locations; and utilizing project-basing to create opportunities in areas less accessible to tenant-based voucher holders. SHA will participate in the national pilot _Creating Moves to Opportunity that will increase the ability of families with children to reside in high opportunity neighborhoods. The pilot will include support strategies intended to increase a household’s buying power. Additionally, HUD Fair Market Rents (FMR) have made it difficult for voucher holders to access units in such opportunity areas. In 2016, SHA increased the Voucher Payments. SHA increased the Voucher Payment Standard for Tenant-Based Vouchers in the Private Rental Market. This was done to increase the ability of voucher holders to compete in the private sector rental market. SHA will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of this adjustment in 2017. Moreover, the Yesler Terrace redevelopment continues to support programs offering educational, economic, and health care supports to those residents. Such efforts support access to opportunity not only for those residents, but the neighborhood as a whole.
Dedicate and grow resources for investment in affordabe housing throughout the city.
1) Continue effective implementation of the Seattle Housing Levy to ensure its continued success (2017-2023). 2) Pilot City bond financing for affordable housing (2017). 3) Implement assessment of City-owned property for affordable housing opportunities (ongoing). 4) Advocate for state authority to enact a REET for affordable housing (starting in 2016) 5) Advocate for greater federal investment in affordable housing (ongoing).
Discussion: Investment in affordable housing is an essential mechanism for ensuring equitable access to housing for a range of protected classes. As state and federal resources have declined in recent years, the pace of affordable housing production has not kept up with demand. The result has been longer waitlists for affordable housing that leave lower-income residents with extremely limited housing choices, further exacerbating fair housing issues, such as the disproportionality of households of color who pay more than half of their incomes toward housing. To combat this reality, Seattle is taking steps to increase and diversify local funding streams for affordable housing, and advocate for more resources at the state and federal levels. Seattle is already a national leader in dedicating local resources to affordable housing, with a 30+ year track record of approving local levies to invest in affordable housing; now advancing even more ambitious plans for investment. Most recently, Seattle residents voted to double the size of the local Housing Levy to $290 million over 7 years. The Seattle City Council followed this with a measure to utilize $29 million in the City's bonding capacity to create more affordable housing. The City is also assessing its real estate inventory for affordable housing development opportunities, as well as working with other public agencies to identify suitable opportunities on publicly owned sites. At the State level, Seattle is actively advocating for authority to raise new revenues for affordable housing through a dedicated Real Estate Excise Tax (REET). Finally, both the City and Seattle Housing Authority continue to be actively engaged in advocating for the restoration of federal investment in affordable housing.
Promote equitable growth that harnesses new development to create diverse, affordable housing choices throughout the city.
1) Adopt zoning legislation to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability in all areas of the City: a) U District - early 2017; b) Downtown/South Lake Union - mid-2017; c) Central Area/Chinatown International District - mid-2017; c) Uptown - late 2017; d) Citywide - early 2018.
Promote equitable investment and development, especially in low income communities that creates opportunities for shared prosperity.
1) Establishment of Equitable Development Initiative fund Q2 2017 and ongoing support of development projects. 2) Implementation of neighborhood transformation at Yesler Terrace, a Choice Neighborhoods Initiative through the development of a comprehensive neighborhood strategy to revitalize public and/or assisted housing units, while simultaneously directing the transformation of the surrounding neighborhood and positive outcomes for families (ongoing)
Seattle is currently involved in two major initiatives to attract equitable investment and development to low income communities. These initiatives are aimed at creating the capital infrastructure that preserves and provides key amenities and services such as culture and arts, employment opportunities, health services as well as educational and workforce development. These strategies will strengthen communities and their residents by preventing displacement and removing barriers to mobility and promoting shared prosperity. The first initiative is the establishment of an Equitable Development Initiative (EDI) Fund, initially to be seeded with $16 million from the sale of City property. The EDI Fund criteria are intended to provide an objective basis for evaluating and funding projects. The criteria categories acknowledge that some communities are ready and able to undertake significant fund-raising, development projects or create community-serving programs. Other communities face greater challenges to move from need to an operational development project or program. The EDI Fund therefore acknowledges a range of community needs, whether the need is to bring together leaders to clarify goals or to break ground on a major development project. The fund, leveraged by non-city funds and investment, was established to provide resources to communities that are at risk of displacement and have low access to opportunity as Seattle grows. In particular, the Fund is intended to stabilize and anchor communities through programs and developments that will serve a diversity of needs in a sustained manner including projects that: 1) Advance economic mobility and opportunity, 2) Prevent residential, commercial and cultural displacement, 3) Build on local cultural assets, 4) Promote transportation and connectivity, 5) Develop healthy and safe neighborhoods for everyone, and 6) Provide equitable access to all neighborhoods.
Address inequities to access to proficient schools in areas where there is likely a negative impact on people in protected classes.
1) Seattle Public Schools. In the 2016-17 school year, the Seattle Public Schools continues its commitment to eliminating opportunity gaps across the district.2) City Families and Education Levy allocations for 2017-18 are focused on supporting schools and students living in and near the R/ECAPS as identified in the AFH.
Seattle Public Schools In the 2016-17 school year, the Seattle Public Schools continues its commitment to eliminating opportunity gaps across the district. Seattle Public Schools is leading the way to prepare students for college, career and life. Despite making promising progress continues to have unacceptable achievement gaps between white students and students of color. The good news is that since 2011, the number of gap eliminating schools has increased. There are now eight schools that are rapidly increasing achievement for students we have not historically served well using the Eliminating Opportunity Gaps principles. These schools focus on: data driven decisions; matching the right support and interventions to student need; teachers collaborating to innovate and problem solve; supporting leadership from strong instruction-focused principals; and partners working with staff to provide whole child supports, and teachers’ unwavering belief in their students is reflected in the school culture, the rigor in the classroom and students’ sense of belonging. (see Seattle Public Schools Eliminating Opportunity Gaps). In November 2011, Seattle voters approved the $231 million levy renewal (the 2011 Families and Education Levy) for the period of 2012-2018. The Families and Education Levy invests in early learning, elementary, middle school, high school, and health programs to achieve three goals: 1) Improve children's readiness for school; 2) Enhance students' academic achievement and reduce the academic achievement gap; and 3) Decrease students' dropout rate and increase graduation from high school and prepare students for college and/or careers after high school.
Provide resources for low-income families in public housing to improve educational outcomes.
1) SHA will leverage its partnership with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) to improve the educational outcomes of the students both organizations serve (2017)_2) SHA will evaluate and possibly continue or expand its Home from School pilot, supporting homeless families with students in target school(s) to access affordable housing that enables school, student, and family stability. (2017)_3) SHA is will promote access of its residents to higher education scholarship program and federal financial aid (ongoing, augmented services in 2017-18)_4) SHA will expand engagement opportunities for youth in its large family communities (ongoing, augmented services in 2017)_5) SHA will continue its partnership with Seattle University to provide a number of academic supports to families and their students in the Choice Neighborhoods zone. (2017 to 2019)_6) SHA will promote digital access and training for all SHA tenants including the continuation of free internet services for families (ongoing).
As seen from the AFFH data analysis, publicly supported housing residents are on average located in neighborhoods with marginally lower quality schools. SHA realizes the unique challenges faced by low-income residents in connecting to education and then excelling. Research has shown that low-income students perform worse academically than their wealthier peers. In 2011, the National Center for Education Statistics found that the reading and math scores for 4th and 8th grade students receiving Free or Reduced Lunch were nine to 12% lower on average than those not in the program. SHA is in a unique position to assist these children as it houses 12% (over 6,000) of all Seattle Public School (SPS) students. With support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, SHA and Seattle Public Schools formed a strategic partnership to improve the educational attainment of the youth both organizations serve. SHA and SPS have committed to employing new approaches guided by the following strategies: 1. Create a data-driven service delivery model that informs how SHA and Seattle Public Schools allocate resources to improve education outcomes for our shared students; 2. Develop dual-generation supports to improve education and skills attainment for youth and adults; and_3. Act as allies in bold policy and systems change in order to advance the well-being of shared students and families. In addition, SHA will undertake the Home from School pilot program at Bailey Gatzert elementary school in the Yesler neighborhood of Seattle. This will assist homeless families to secure housing and keep their children enrolled at Bailey Gatzert. SHA will secure housing within the school’s catchment area for these families, providing them with a stable environment, supportive services. Households participating will also receive a number of support services. SHA supports the academic achievement of its residents in other ways as well. Residents are encouraged to apply for a number of college scholarships including the Dream Big and Washington Stat including the Dream Big and Washington State College Bound scholarships. SHA will expand support for families with older youth in 2017 through a Youth Navigator position that will focus in Rainier Vista around the issue of disengagement. This navigator will offer one-on-one support to youth and work to build relationships between parents and their child’s school.
At Yesler Terrace, SHA partners with Seattle University and other educational partners to provide youth tutoring; parent-child home visits; college preparation and academic services for middle and high school students; summer academic enrichment programs; and help for families and students in development of educational plans for their future goals. SHA will work with the City of Seattle, local partners, and HUD to promote digital access and training for all SHA tenants.
Provide resources to stabilize low-income renters and homeowners and Seniors.
1) Provide funding for weatherization and repair of homes occupied by low-income residents. (ongoing)_2) Providing funding to low-income homeowners at risk of losing their homes due to foreclosure. (starting in 2017)_3) SHA will provide resources for Eviction Prevention interventions for tenants (ongoing)_4) As part of the Positive Aging Initiative, work with the King County Assessor, identify low-income seniors to increase the number of households enrolled in either the Utility Discount Program, senior homeowner property tax exemption or deferral program_5) As part of the Positive Aging Initiative, create a cross-referral relationship between the tax exemption/deferral and utility discount programs to expedite senior and other low-income homeowner enrollment to these programs_6) Develop an Age-Friendly Seattle 2018-2021 Work Plan, which will continue implementation of 2017 Age-Friendly Seattle.
Discussion: Low-income renters and homeowners are often the most vulnerable to losing their housing, whether due to changes in housing costs such as unexpected home repairs, or changes in income such as the loss of employment from a medical condition. Stabilizing low-income households through such crises helps to prevent displacement, reduce homelessness, and create financial strength and stability for low-income people. Seattle/King County Positive Aging Initiative: Age-Friendly Seattle provides a community environment that optimizes opportunities for health, participation, and security to ensure quality of life and dignity for people of all ages and abilities. Age-Friendly Seattle accomplishes this by recognizing the wide range of older people’s capacities and resources; anticipating and responding to aging-related needs and preferences; respecting older people’s decisions and lifestyle choices, protecting those who are most vulnerable; and promoting older people’s inclusion in, and contribution to, all areas of community life. Older adults, whether domestic or foreign-born, in the U.S. face unique challenges impacting their health and wellbeing that need to be addressed by policymakers. It is estimated that at least one in eight U.S. adults aged 65 and older are foreign born, a share that is expected to continue to grow. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates that disparities in income level, poverty, access to medical care and other factors impacting quality of life persist among many older adults, increasingly adults of color.
Promote partnerships that improve environmental and health outcomes for low-income resident
1) Provide funding for weatherization and repair of homes occupied by low-income residents (ongoing)_2) SHA will expand partnerships to provide on-site nursing in more LIPH buildings and offer the Community Health Worker program in the Yesler Terrace community. SHA redevelopments have on-site health care partners available to the community (ongoing)_3) SHA is engaged in a study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to evaluate the impact of redevelopment strategies on resident health and well-being at Yesler Terrace and will be responsive to learnings from the evaluation (conducted through 2018)_4) Selected units at Yesler Terrace (Hoi Mai Gardens) will feature Breathe Easy units, which have been demonstrated to decrease factors associated with childhood asthma. (2017)_5) SHA is engaged in a data sharing arrangement with Seattle-King County Public Health that will enable a deeper understanding of health services, risk factors, and outcomes for those receiving a housing subsidy in order to inform future housing and service strategies. (2017)
Seattle and its partners are committed to recognizing the important connections between housing and health outcomes. The City of Seattle will continue to provide funding for weatherization and repair of homes occupied by low-income residents, including in multifamily and single-family housing. These measures have the combined impact of improving environmental quality and increasing financial stability for low-income residents. Seattle Housing Authority has a number of strategies underway to improve the environmental and health outcomes for low-income residents. As mentioned above, SHA will expand its partnership with NeighborCare Health to offer on-site nursing and health promotion services in LIPH buildings. Neighborcare Health also operates the Community Health Workers program for the Yesler Terrace community which employs residents to assist their peers in locating necessary health resources. SHA’s redevelopment communities also have on-site healthcare partners to promote healthy lifestyles among residents including Neighborcare Health and Providence Health & Services. The Seattle Housing Authority is also engaging in a collaborative study between Public Health-Seattle & King County (PHSKC), and Neighborcare Health funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. This will evaluate the impact of redevelopment strategies on resident health and well-being. The study will examine multiple sources of data, link housing and healthcare data, and collect qualitative data on residents’ experiences. In terms of environmental health, Hoa Mai Gardens will open in 2017 and will feature Breathe Easy units. These units are constructed in ways that help further decrease the risk factors associated with asthma among low-income children. In addition, SHA is engaged in a data sharing arrangement with Seattle-King County Public Health that will allow SHA to better understand the health needs of its resident population.
- Increase and preserve affordable units for renters and home owners. Enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement with a developer to allocate $12.4 million in remaining affordable housing Tax Allocation Bond proceeds to create or rehabilitate an estimated 100 affordable housing units, subject to market forces. The selection process includes priority consideration for proposals that incorporate housing units for persons with disabilities. Based on a preliminary review of the siting for these proposals, none are located in the three Census Tracts identified as having relatively high exposure to poverty. Interviews with developers expected by July 2017; Selection of developer to occur by December 2017; Exclusive Negotiating Agreement by June 2018; Entitlements to be secured by June 2019. Construction to begin by June 2020.
- Amend zoning code to promote the development of affordable housing. Adopt an Affordable Housing Overlay (AHO) Program by Amending Title 17 of the Municipal Code (Zoning Code) to accommodate Temecula's regional housing need for 2,007 affordable units for lower income households. The City will establish an AHO on at least 100 acres. After the establishment of the AHO, sites identified will require: minimum densities of 20 units per acre - 50% of need (1,003 units) will be on sites allowing exclusively residential uses- multi-family uses at the densities established under the AHO will be allowed by right, without a conditional use permit. Affordable Housing Overlay expected adoption by City Council by June 30, 2018.
Wilmington, North Carolina
- Improve Educational Supportive Services. Increase enrollment in after school tutoring and youth mentoring programs by 5% over 5 year period. Fund after school programs in R/ECAPs over the next 5 years. 75% of youth enrolled will increase scores on end of year test at 80% or more; 90% promotion to next grade level.
- Increase Homeownership Opportunities. Increase Homeownership Rates - Partner with area banks to provide up to 10 mortgages annually, through the HOP program, to households at or below 80% AMI. WHA will enhance the existing HCV homeownership program to foster homeowner stability and success.