Agenda Item # 7

Columbus Consolidated Government
Council Meeting

July 12, 2016

Agenda Report # 05


TO: Mayor and Councilors

SUBJECT: Allocation of HOME funds to Neighborworks Columbus, Inc.

INITIATED BY: Community Reinvestment


Recommendation: Approval is requested to enter into a HOME Written Agreement, between the Columbus Consolidated Government and NeighborWorks Columbus, Inc., to award Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds in the amount of $140,000 to construct two duplexes (4 units) of affordable housing in Beallwood for rent to income eligible households.

Background: Per resolution 381-14, the City was awarded $400,000 of State HOME funding from DCA for the development of two duplexes (4 units) in Beallwood. $380,000 of this funding has been awarded to Neighborworks for the development of these duplexes. Neighborworks Columbus is requesting to utilize an additional $140,000 in HOME entitlement funding, in conjunction with the $380,000 in State HOME funding, for this development.

Analysis: This project will develop new housing within a targeted neighborhood for redevelopment, increase the tax revenues generated from the property, and provide four low- to moderate income households with decent, safe and affordable housing.

Financial Considerations: The City will provide up to $140,000 in HOME funds to carry out the project. The HOME funding will be budgeted from HUD FY 2012 allocation that has been carried over.

Legal Considerations: The City Attorney will review and approve the proposed HOME Written Agreement prior to obtaining signatures.

Recommendations: Approval is requested to enter into a HOME Written Agreement, between the Columbus Consolidated Government and NeighborWorks Columbus, Inc., to award Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds in the amount of $140,000 to construct two duplexes (4 units) of affordable housing in Beallwood for rent to income eligible households.


NWC Project Written Agreement 4806 & 4814 13th Ave. Cottages 72016.pdfNWC Project Written Agreement 4806 & 4814 13th Ave. Cottages 72016.pdf

RESOLUTION
NO. ________

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A WRITTEN AGREEMENT WITH NEIGHBORWORKS COLUMBUS, INC. TO AWARD HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME) FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT UP TO $140,000 TO CONSTRUCT TWO DUPLEXES (4 UNITS) OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN BEALLWOOD TO RENT TO INCOME ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS.

WHEREAS, Neighborworks Columbus, Inc. is a long-term valuable partner in the City's efforts to provide affordable, safe and decent housing for low-income residents of Columbus; and,

WHEREAS, per resolution 381-14, the City was awarded $400,000 of State HOME funding from DCA for the development of two duplexes (4 units) in Beallwood and $380,000 of this funding has been awarded to Neighborworks for the development of these duplexes; and,

WHEREAS, Neighborworks Columbus, Inc. has requested an additional $140,000 in HOME entitlement funding, in conjunction with the $380,000 in State HOME funding, for this development; and,

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus will provide up to $140,0000 in Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds for this project.

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

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a HOME Written Agreement, between the Columbus Consolidated Government and NeighborWorks Columbus, Inc., to award up to $140,000 to construct two duplexes (4 units) of affordable housing in Beallwood for rent to income eligible households.

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 Garrett 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