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File #: RS2021-993    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/4/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 6/15/2021 Final action: 6/15/2021
Title: A resolution approving the appropriation of $471,239 of income in the Capitol Mall Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) to the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) for the construction of affordable housing at Envision Cayce.
Sponsors: Brett Withers, Zulfat Suara, Kyonzte Toombs, Ginny Welsch
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A resolution approving the appropriation of $471,239 of income in the Capitol Mall Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) to the Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency (MDHA) for the construction of affordable housing at Envision Cayce.

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WHEREAS, recognizing that public housing residents are exposed to high concentrations of poverty, MDHA chartered a course to transform struggling neighborhoods with distressed public housing into vibrant neighborhoods of opportunity; and
WHEREAS, MDHA's first plan for creating a mixed-use, mixed-income community, "Envision Cayce", was born through years of robust community engagement and reflects MDHA's commitment to affordable housing while reducing concentrated poverty; and
WHERES, to facilitate the implementation of the affordable housing component of "Envision Cayce", MDHA proposes to utilize income from UDAG repayments; and
WHEREAS, by Ordinance No. O90-1112, the Metropolitan Council allocated in equal proportions payments received in connection with the Capitol Mall Urban Development Action Grant (UDAG) to two activities, affordable housing and economic development, all to be of direct benefit to the residents of the UDAG Pocket of Poverty in accordance with federal regulations; and
WHEREAS, all funds for economic development activities have been expended and, upon internal audit, MDHA, the custodian of the UDAG fund account, has determined that $471,239 are available for affordable housing; and
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Metropolitan Government to appropriate $471,239 in repayments from the Capital Mall UDAG to MDHA for the construction of affordable housing as part of "Envision Cayce", which is consistent with Federal regulations and in furtherance of UDAG requirements to provide direct benefits to residents in the UDAG Pocket of Poverty.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
SECTION 1. That $471,239 in Capital Mal...

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