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File #: 20-180    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/14/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 4/21/2020 Final action:
Title: Affordable Housing Advisory Commission Funding Recommendations PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Town Council to consider approving recommended funding for five nonprofit affordable housing applications to the Affordable Housing Special Revenue Fund.
Attachments: 1. ATTACHMENT A RESOLUTION for AHSRF awards, 2. ATTACHMENT B AHAC Recommendation 4152020.doc, 3. ATTACHMENT C AHSRF Application Summaries
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Affordable Housing Advisory Commission Funding Recommendations
PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Town Council to consider approving recommended funding for five nonprofit affordable housing applications to the Affordable Housing Special Revenue Fund.
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DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Rebecca Buzzard, Housing and Community Services Director, 919-918-7438, rbuzzard@townofcarrboro.org; Anne-Marie Vanaman, Management Assistant, 919-918-7321, amvanaman@townofcarrboro.org;

INFORMATION: On March 5, 2019, the Town Council approved the pilot application process for the Affordable Housing Special Revenue Fund. https://carrboro.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=3875185&GUID=B29FF1CD-DC0B-4627-B6E8-0DDCC1205A46&Options=&Search=
In the fourth application cycle of the pilot process (April 1, 2020), five requests were received and forwarded to the Affordable Housing Advisory Commission (AHAC) for review. Combined these requests totaled $129,491. The AHSRF had $132,239 remaining in its fiscal year budget. On April 15, 2020, the AHAC discussed the requests and voted to make the following funding recommendations for a total of $106,739:
1. Center for Community Self Help - Recommend $27,248
Requested $30,000 to support eligible activities in the Northside Initiative.

2. Community Home Trust - Recommend $0
Requested $20,000 to help subsidize 1-2 affordable units in Carrboro in FY21. The AHAC recommended that CHT re-apply when a specific property is identified.

3. EmPOWERment - Recommend $10,000
Requested $10,000 to support the acquisition of two rental units in Hillmont and upgrades and repairs to an additional 8 Carrboro units.

4. Habitat for Humanity of Orange County - Recommend $19,746
Requested $19,746 to support critical repairs on 3 Carrboro homes.

5. Rebuilding Together of the Triangle - Recommend $49,745
Requested $49,745 to support critical repairs on 8 Carrboro homes.

The AHAC also decided to a...

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