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File #: 20-316    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/31/2020 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 9/8/2020 Final action:
Title: Fiscal Year 19-20 Affordable Housing and Community Services Report PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Town Council to receive a report on the Town's Affordable Housing and Community Services Activities in FY19-20.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A Housing Yearly Summary FY19.20 Final.docx, 2. Attachment B Updated Goals and Strategies 09.8.20 pdf, 3. Attachment C Location of Acquisition and Repair Projects, 4. Attachment D Location of EHA Assistance
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Fiscal Year 19-20 Affordable Housing and Community Services Report

PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Town Council to receive a report on the Town's Affordable Housing and Community Services Activities in FY19-20.
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DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community Services

CONTACT INFORMATION: Rebecca Buzzard, Director, rbuzzard@townofcarrboro.org, 919-918-7438, Anne-Marie Vanaman, Management Specialist, amvanaman@townofcarrboro.org, 919-918-7321

INFORMATION: In January 2020, the Town's Affordable Housing and Human Services programs joined to form a new department, Housing and Community Services. https://carrboro.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4300906&GUID=F5069767-10DD-4F2C-A44F-2B76CA972DD3&Options=ID|Text|&Search=housing+and+community+services In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, this consolidation of programs proved timely.

Staff will report on housing data and activities (including pandemic-related activities) that addressed identified housing and community service needs in fiscal year 2019-2020. Attachment A provides a summary of this information. Maps reflecting the location of FY19-20 housing projects in Carrboro and where rental assistance was provided (both pre-COVID and as a response to the pandemic) are attached as items C and D respectively.

Attachment B reflects updates to the Town's Affordable Housing Goals and Strategies document. On June 17, 2020, the Affordable Housing Advisory Commission (AHAC) reviewed a report on the accomplishments and progress toward the identified affordable housing goals, as required by their charge. Based on Town Council and AHAC feedback, further alignment of the Town's affordable housing goals with the Town's priorities of enhanced community outreach, environmental sustainability, and racial equity are in process. Later this year, in conjunction with the comprehensive plan, the AHAC will examine the established affordable housing goals and strategies document and pilot application process a...

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