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File #: 15-16347    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Approved
File created: 8/27/2021 In control: City Council Business Meeting
On agenda: 12/13/2021 Final action: 12/13/2021
Title: Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region Funding for Single-Family Rehabilitation
Attachments: 1. Staff Report
Title
Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region Funding for Single-Family Rehabilitation

Action
Action:
A. Authorize the City Manager to negotiate and execute a contract with Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region for single-family rehabilitation in the amount of $2,000,000, and

B. Authorize the City Manager to amend the contract consistent with the purpose for which the contract was approved.

Body
Staff Resource(s):
Pamela Wideman, Housing and Neighborhood Services
Miles Vaughn, Housing and Neighborhood Services

Explanation
* Each year, the City of Charlotte receives Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
- In Fiscal Year 2022, the City received $5,952,854 in CDBG funding.
* The funds are designed to provide a broad range of assistance for low- and moderate-income residents.
* Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region (Habitat) is requesting $2,000,000 of CDBG funding to continue partnering with the City to rehabilitate the homes of low- and moderate-income families through its Critical Home Repair Program.
* The proposed funding will assist in the rehabilitation of 100 homes owned by low- and moderate-income homeowners over a two-year period.
* Repairs will focus on increasing the useful life of the structure and homeowner safety. Repairs typically include heating, ventilation and air conditioning, plumbing, electrical, and roofing systems along with safety improvements to flooring, stairs, and the installation of ramps.
* Since 2010, Habitat has played a significant role in the City's housing rehabilitation strategy. To date, the City of Charlotte and Habitat have partnered on the repair of over 600 homes.
* The need for housing rehabilitation services outpaces the City's ability to respond to every request. By partnering with Habitat, City funding is leveraged with private donations and volunteer labor resulting in an increased impact of the City's investme...

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