Agenda Item # 2

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting
March 22, 2016
Agenda Report # 98

TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: Policies and Procedures for the Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program

INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment


Recommendation: Approval is requested to adopt the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Policies and Procedures for the Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program, Section 3 policy, and Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise policy in compliance with the Federal and State requirements of the 2014 Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program funded by the State Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME).

Background: The City, in partnership with Neighborworks Columbus, applied and was awarded $400,000 through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program to produce two (2) duplexes (4 units) of affordable housing within the Beallwood Community to be rented to low-income households. In order the be in compliance with the grant requirements, the City must adopt DCA's Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program's Policies and Procedures, along with Section 3 and Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise policies.

Analysis: A resolution is needed to be in compliance with the Federal and State requirements of 2014 Small Rental Housing Development Program grant.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: The adoption of the policies and procedures is a requirement to receive the $400,000 of grant funding.

Financial Considerations: The adoption of the policies and procedures is a requirement to receive the $400,000 of grant funding from the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Program. There are no match requirements for this grant and all construction activities will be funded through this program.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve the adoption of these policies and procedures for funding.

Recommendations/ Actions: Approve the attached Resolution authorizing the adoption of the Georgia Department of Community Affairs Policies and Procedures for the Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program, Section 3 policy, and Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise policy in compliance with the Federal and State requirements of the 2014 Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program funded by the State Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME).


DCA HSRHP Policies and Procecures.pdfDCA HSRHP Policies and Procecures.pdfSection 3 Procedures Exhibit B.pdfSection 3 Procedures Exhibit B.pdfMBE-DBE Exhibit C.pdfMBE-DBE Exhibit C.pdf
A RESOLUTION
NO. ________
A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ADOPTION OF THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR THE HOMEOWNERSHIP AND SMALL RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, SECTION 3 POLICY, AND MINORITY/DISADVANTAGED BUSINESS ENTERPRISE POLICY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE FEDERAL AND STATE REQUIREMENTS OF THE 2014 HOMEOWNERSHIP AND SMALL RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM FUNDED BY THE STATE HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME).

WHEREAS, the Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA) has awarded the City $400,000 through the 2014 Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program funded by the State Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) to develop housing within the Beallwood Community; and,

WHEREAS, the Georgia DCA conditioned the award of the grant funding on Council's adoption of the Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Program policies and procedures, Section 3 policy and Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise policy to be used by the City in its administration of same; and,

WHEREAS, the establishment of these policies and procedures will assist the City in the creation of affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate income persons and/or create employment opportunities for low and moderate income persons.

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the documents, attached hereto as Exhibit "A", "B", and "C" and incorporated herein by reference, is hereby adopted as the polices and procedure guidelines for the administration of the DCA 2014 Homeownership and Small Rental Housing Development Program.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________, 2016 and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Buck voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.




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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor