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File #: BL2021-971    Name:
Type: Bill (Ordinance) Status: Second Reading
File created: 10/21/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 12/7/2021 Final action:
Title: An ordinance to amend Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to create an Office of Housing and Homelessness.
Sponsors: Freddie OConnell, Erin Evans, Zulfat Suara, Sandra Sepulveda, Colby Sledge, Ginny Welsch, Mary Carolyn Roberts, Burkley Allen, Delishia Porterfield, Dave Rosenberg, Courtney Johnston, Sean Parker, Thom Druffel, Russ Bradford, Emily Benedict, Brandon Taylor, Joy Styles
Attachments: 1. Proposed Substitute - BL2021-971
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An ordinance to amend Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws to create an Office of Housing and Homelessness.

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BE IT ENACTED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:

Section 1. That Title 2 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is hereby amended by adding the following new Chapter 2.63:

Chapter 2.63 - Office of Housing and Homelessness

2.63.010 - Creation

There is hereby created an Office of Housing and Homelessness, which shall consist of a director and other such officers and employees as may be deemed necessary by the director. The director shall be appointed by the mayor and shall be an unclassified service employee.

2.63.020 - Duties of office.

The duties of the office of housing and homelessness shall include, but not limited to, the following: (1) the promotion of affordable housing in Nashville and Davidson County; (2) providing expertise and coordinate a community response to homelessness; (3) providing resources regarding affordable housing and homelessness throughout Nashville and Davidson County; (4) providing staff and resources for the Metropolitan Homelessness Commission and the Nashville Davidson County Continuum of Care Homelessness Planning Council; and (5) assisting with the administration of the Metropolitan Housing Trust Fund Commission and the Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing.

2.63.030 - Personnel.

All employees of the Homeless Impact Division of Metropolitan Social Services, the Affordable Housing Program Manager, and the Director of Housing Program shall be transferred to the Office of Housing and Homelessness.

Section 2. That Section 2.144.020 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws is amended by deleting subsection E and replacing it with the following:

E. The Metropolitan Homelessness Commission staff shall be known as the Metro Homeless Impact Division and shall be housed within the Office of Housing and Homelessness. The Metro Homeless Impact Division shall provide staff and...

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