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File #: R-054-20    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/6/2020 In control: Budget Committee
On agenda: 4/23/2020 Final action: 4/23/2020
Title: A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO RE-ALLOCATE $500,000 FROM THE LOUISVILLE C.A.R.E.S. (CREATING AFFORDABLE RESIDENCES FOR ECONOMIC SUCCESS) PROGRAM AS AUTHORIZED IN THE FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 CAPITAL BUDGET TO MAKE AVAILABLE GRANTS TO INDIVIDUAL RENTERS FACING EVICTION DUE TO THE HOUSING INSTABILITY AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS CREATED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO BE ADMINISTERED BY DEVELOP LOUISVILLE.
Sponsors: Bill Hollander (D-9)
Attachments: 1. R-054-20 V.1 040920 Reallocate $500K from Louisville CARES Program Due to COVID-19.pdf, 2. RES 040 2020.pdf

RESOLUTION No. __________, Series 2020

 

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A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO RE-ALLOCATE $500,000 FROM THE LOUISVILLE C.A.R.E.S. (CREATING AFFORDABLE RESIDENCES FOR ECONOMIC SUCCESS) PROGRAM AS AUTHORIZED IN THE FISCAL YEAR 2015-2016 CAPITAL BUDGET TO MAKE AVAILABLE GRANTS TO INDIVIDUAL RENTERS FACING EVICTION DUE TO THE HOUSING INSTABILITY AND ECONOMIC CONDITIONS CREATED BY THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC TO BE ADMINISTERED BY DEVELOP LOUISVILLE.

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SPONSORED BY:   COUNCIL MEMBER HOLLANDER

 

 

WHEREAS, Develop Louisville anticipates additional housing instability due to economic created by the COVID-19 pandemic;

WHEREAS, the budget language for the Louisville C.A.R.E.S. (Creating Affordable Residences for Economic Success) program as referenced in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget states that funding was provided to create a loan fund and a land acquisition fund to incentivize the creation of new affordable housing units; 

WHEREAS, the project targets construction of multi-family rental housing for individuals living at 80% or less of Area Median Income (AMI) with a focus on those who are cost-burdened or severely cost burdened;  

WHEREAS, Develop Louisville is recommending changes to the Louisville C.A.R.E.S policy to make $500,000 available for grants to individual renters facing eviction; 

WHEREAS, this one-time allocation would be used to help residents making up to 50% Area Median Income;

WHEREAS, Metro Government wishes to take advantage of this opportunity;

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT (THE COUNCIL) AS FOLLOWS:

 

SECTION I:  The Mayor is hereby authorized to re-allocate $500,000 from the Louisville C.A.R.E.S. (Creating Affordable Residences for Economic Success) program as authorized in the Fiscal Year 2015-2016 capital budget to make available grants to individual renters facing eviction due to the housing instability and economic conditions created by the COVID-19 pandemic to be administered by Develop Louisville.

SECTION II:  This Resolution shall take effect upon its passage and approval.

 

 

_______________________________ Sonya Harward Metro Council Clerk

_____________________________ David James President of the Council

 

 

 _______________________________ Greg Fischer Mayor

 _____________________________ Approval Date

 

APPROVED AS TO FORM AND LEGALITY:

 

Michael J. O’Connell

Jefferson County Attorney

 

 

 

BY:  ____________________________

 

 

FILE ID# R-054-20 RES $500,000 Louisville CARES Reallocation