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File #: 21-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 1/20/2021 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/26/2021 Final action:
Title: Affordable Housing Update PURPOSE: The purpose of this item is for the Council to receive an update on the Town's Housing activities.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Affordable Housing Update - Projects, 2. Attachment B - Affordable Housing Update - Collaboration
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Affordable Housing Update

PURPOSE:  The purpose of this item is for the Council to receive an update on the Town’s Housing activities.

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DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community Services

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: Rebecca Buzzard, Director, Housing and Community Services, 919-918-7438, Anne-Marie Vanaman, Management Specialist, 919-918-7321

 

INFORMATION: Town staff have been using the Goals and Strategies document, created in 2014, as the main guide for the Town's affordable housing efforts. In the spring of 2020, a new department was created which combined the Town’s housing and human services programs into one cohesive community forward division. On September 8th, 2020, staff presented the yearly affordable housing and community services report, which included current local housing data, the updated Goals and Strategies document, and information on the Department’s COVID-19 response efforts.

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The presentation and report reflected the Town’s accomplishments towards the stated goals and provided additional information on progress being made toward Council identified targets. This will continue to be updated and reported on a yearly basis.

In the meantime, Town Council members requested regular updates on current affordable housing projects and collaborative activities.  Although much of the Housing and Community Services work in the first two quarters of FY21 has been dedicated to ongoing pandemic response, progress has been made toward affordable housing goals, albeit at a slower pace. Attachment A provides a listing of current affordable housing projects. Attachment B provides information on local and regional collaborative housing efforts.

 

FISCAL & STAFF IMPACT: None noted in relation to the receipt of this update.

 

RECOMMENDATION:r Staff recommends that the Town Council receive this update.