Background: On January 14, 2014, Per Resolution 38-14 City Council approved the City Manager entering into a contract with Neighborworks Columbus, Inc. to administer an owner-occupied rehab program valued up to $220,000 for low-income residents of the Consolidated Government of Columbus, Georgia. In exchange for administering and funding this program, the City would quit claim the properties located at 601, 605, 607, 609, 611 Veterans Parkway and 309 and 315 6th Street to Neighborworks Columbus, Inc. Since 2014, Neighborworks has provided 26 low-income residents with repairs to their homes totaling $421,956.93. Since the requirements of the agreement have been met, Neighborworks is now requesting that the properties be quit claimed in order to construct their new office building at this location. It appears that the physical addresses have changed since it was brought to Council in 2014, but the parcel numbers have remained the same.
Analysis: Per the resolution Council authorized quit claiming these properties to Neighborworks in exchange for funding and administering an owner-occupied rehabilitation program for low-income households totally $220,000. By providing $421,956.93 to 26 low-income families in Columbus, Neighborworks has satisfied the requirement of the contract.
Financial Considerations: Quit claiming this property to Neighborworks will have no financial impact on the City. Neighborworks will pay for the legal fees in having the property transferred.
Legal Considerations: Council must approve all matters related to real estate.
Recommendations: Approval is requested to quit claim the properties located at 601, 605, 607, 609, 611 Veterans Parkway and 309 and 315 6th Street to Neighborworks Columbus, Inc. per resolution 38-14 for the administration of an owner-occupied rehabilitation program.
Map - Properties at 6th St @ Veterans.pdf
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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor