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File #: 210696    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/12/2021 In control: Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee
On agenda: 8/18/2021 Final action: 9/23/2021
Title: Appropriating funds to the Housing Trust Fund and the General Obligation Series 2022A Question 1 Bond Fund; estimating revenues; and declaring requisitioning authority for a project at 2732 Forest in Beacon Hill that will provide 52 affordable housing units.
Sponsors: Melissa Robinson, Brandon Ellington
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet, 2. FiscalNote_210696, 3. REVISED CS Fiscal Note 210696, 4. Authenticated Ordinance 210696 (sub)
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 210696

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Appropriating funds to the Housing Trust Fund and the General Obligation Series 2022A Question 1 Bond Fund; estimating revenues; and declaring requisitioning authority for a project at 2732 Forest in Beacon Hill that will provide 52 affordable housing units.

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WHEREAS, the central city that comprises most of the City's historically economically disadvantaged neighborhoods has seen a disproportionate share of population loss; and

WHEREAS, the availability of housing stock is a driving factor in maintaining residential stability; and;

WHEREAS, this ordinance provides for affordable housing and fulfills the goals of the City's adopted Housing plan; and

WHEREAS, affordable housing often requires up-front City investment; and

WHEREAS, the City created the Housing Trust Fund with the purpose of accelerating attainable housing growth; and

WHEREAS, the City Council would like to reverse some of the economic disparities in the City by having a special obligation investment in the City's East Side;

WHEREAS, this $14 million project at 2732 Forest in Beacon Hill will provide 52 affordable housing units; and

WHEREAS, the developers will bring $9.5 million of private capital to the table and is seeking City assistance to fill in a $4.5 million gap; and

WHEREAS, the $4.5 million gap is expected to be funded in thirds: one-third from the Housing Trust Fund, one-third from the proceeds of special obligations bonds (subject to the developer's application for tax abatement/incentives), and up to one-third from the proceeds of general obligation bonds subject to the City's estimate of eligible costs for this method of financing; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY THAT:

Section 1. That the sum of $1,500,000.00 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of Fund No. 2490, the Kansas City Housing Trust Fund, to t...

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