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File #: O-132-21    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/21/2021 In control: Metro Council
On agenda: 4/22/2021 Final action: 4/22/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE CREATING A NEW CHAPTER OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") PROVIDING FOR LIMITED LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO THE INDIGENT IN EVICTION COURT AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 073, SERIES 2020 RELATED TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 OPERATING BUDGET TO APPROPRIATE $400,000 TO THE OFFICE OF RESILIENCE & COMMUNITY SERVICES TO FUND EVICTION PREVENTION SERVICES AUTHORIZED HEREIN (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION) (AS AMENDED).
Sponsors: Cassie Chambers Armstrong (D-8), Bill Hollander (D-9), Amy Holton Stewart (D-25), Jecorey Arthur (D-4), Barbara Shanklin (D-2)
Attachments: 1. O-132-21 V.3 FAM 042221 Amend LMCO RE Legal Rep. for the Indigent in Eviction Court.pdf, 2. Hyperlink to Louisville Eviction Lab - Spring 2021 Report by Root Cause Research Center.pdf, 3. O-132-21 PROPOSED FAM 042221 Amend LMCO RE Legal Rep. for the Indigent in Eviction Court.pdf, 4. O-132-21 V.2 CABS 041521 Amend LMCO RE Legal Rep. for the Indigent in Eviction Court.pdf, 5. O-132-21 V.1 032521 Amend LMCO RE Legal Rep. for the Indigent in Eviction Court.pdf, 6. ORD 052 2021.pdf
ORDINANCE NO.______, SERIES 2021
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AN ORDINANCE CREATING A NEW CHAPTER OF THE LOUISVILLE/JEFFERSON COUNTY METRO GOVERNMENT CODE OF ORDINANCES ("LMCO") PROVIDING FOR LIMITED LEGAL REPRESENTATION TO THE INDIGENT IN EVICTION COURT AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 073, SERIES 2020 RELATED TO THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021 OPERATING BUDGET TO APPROPRIATE $400,000 TO THE OFFICE OF RESILIENCE & COMMUNITY SERVICES TO FUND EVICTION PREVENTION SERVICES AUTHORIZED HEREIN (AMENDMENT BY SUBSTITUTION) (AS AMENDED).
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SPONSORED BY: COUNCIL MEMBERS CHAMBERS ARMSTRONG, HOLLANDER,
HOLTON STEWART, ARTHUR, AND SHANKLIN

WHEREAS, access to safe, stable, and affordable housing is a strongly-correlated social determinant of health, impacting our residents' health outcomes and health care costs; and
WHEREAS, cost-burdened households spend at least 30 percent of income on housing costs such as mortgage or rent payments, taxes, and utilities; and
WHEREAS, cost-burdened households have less available income to spend on necessary expenses such as nutritious food, health care, education, and transportation; and
WHEREAS, 45.6 percent of those who rent housing in Louisville and Jefferson County are cost-burdened according to the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) 2013-2017 five-year estimate; and
WHEREAS, more African-American households are cost-burdened than white households in Louisville and Jefferson County: 41.4 percent of African-American households in Louisville and Jefferson County are cost-burdened, compared to 24 percent of white households, according to the ACS and the Greater Louisville Project; and
WHEREAS, renters who are cost-burdened are at an increased risk of eviction and becoming unhoused; and
WHEREAS, 4.82 percent of renter households in Louisville and Jefferson County faced eviction in 2016, according to Princeton University's Eviction Lab; and
WHEREAS, even prior to the COVID-19 ...

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