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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 the following accounts:

 

22-2490-552046-B                                           Forest Street Housing                                                                                     $1,500,000.00

                                                                                      

Section 2.  That the revenue in the following account of Fund No. 3522, the General Obligation Series 2022A Question 1 Bond Fund, is hereby estimated in the following amount:

AL-3522-120000-590000                                          Bond Proceeds                                                               $1,500,000.00

 

 Section 3. That the sum of $1,500,000.00 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of Fund No. 3522, General Obligation Series 2022A Question 1 Bond Fund, to the following account:

 

AL-3522-552046-B                                                                Forest Street Housing                                                                $1,500,000.00

 

Section 4. That the Director of Housing is designated as requisitioning authority for Account No. AL-3522-552046-B and Account No. 22-2490-552046-B.

 

Section 5. That the Director of Finance is hereby authorized to close project accounts, encumbrances and retainage related to the accounts in Section 3, and return the unspent portion to the fund balance from which it came upon the earliest of: (i) Project’s completion; (ii) final maturity of financing, or (iii) five years after issuance.

 

Section 6. That the City Council hereby declares its official intent to reimburse itself for certain expenditures made within sixty (60) days prior to or on and after the date of this Ordinance with respect to appropriations in Section 3 hereof (the “Appropriation”) with the proceeds of the General Obligation Series 2022A Bonds expected to be issued by the City. The maximum principal amount of the General Obligation Series 2022A Bonds expected to be issued for the Appropriations is not to exceed $1,500,000.00.  This constitutes a declaration of official intent under Treasury Regulation 1.150-2.

 

Section 7.  That the City Manager is hereby authorized to enter into a development agreement with the developer of the project consistent with the provisions of this ordinance.

 

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                     I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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                                                                                                                              Tammy L. Queen

                                                                                                                              Director of Finance

 

                                                                                                                              Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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                                                                                                                              Joseph Guarino

                                                                                                                              Assistant City Attorney