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File #: BL2021-725    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Passed
File created: 4/26/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 7/6/2021 Final action: 7/6/2021
Title: An ordinance to amend Section 2.149.040 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding the Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing.
Sponsors: Zulfat Suara, Ginny Welsch, Joy Styles, Brandon Taylor, Jennifer Gamble
Attachments: 1. BL2021-725 Amendment
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An ordinance to amend Section 2.149.040 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws regarding the Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing.
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BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. That Section 2.149.040 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by modifying subsection G as follows:
G. Make recommendations to the metropolitan council regarding the awarding of grants from the Barnes Fund, including funds appropriated yearly by the metropolitan council through the operating budget ordinance, to deserving nonprofit organizations and nonprofit civic organizations, or as otherwise authorized by state law, supporting the purposes of the commission. Criteria for the awarding of such funds shall be established by the commission. The criteria shall include setting aside at least twenty percent of such grants during Fiscal Years 2022 and 2023 to be used for the creation and preservation of affordable housing or capacity building for organizations that create or preserve affordable housing to be awarded to small nonprofit organizations, provided that a sufficient number of qualified applications are received. Starting in Fiscal Year 2024 and thereafter, the criteria shall include an aspirational goal of setting aside at least twenty percent of such grants to be awarded to small nonprofit organizations. For the purposes of this subsection, "small nonprofit organizations" means nonprofit organizations with an annual operating budget of no more than four million dollars and a housing budget of no more than one million dollars. The commission shall submit a recommendation to the metropolitan council for the appropriation of funds to deserving nonprofit organizations consistent with T.C.A. ? 7-3-314, as it may hereafter be amended. Once funds have been appropriated by the metropolitan council to the deserving nonprofit organization(s), the commission shall enter into a grant contract with each such organizatio...

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