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WE DO

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HAVE A CORE AND ALL OF US ARE IN ATTENDANCE.

[CALL TO ORDER ]

YEP.

GREAT.

THIS IS NATHAN SCTM.

CAN I, UH, JUST REMIND EVERYONE TO PLEASE MUTE THEMSELVES WHEN THEY'RE NOT THE ACT OF ONE SPEAKING? WELL, WE'RE GETTING A LOT OF FEEDBACK ON THE BROADCAST.

BRILLIANT.

WELL, WELCOME TO THE FIRST MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION OF THIS YEAR 2021.

UH, AND, UH, THE PURPOSE OF THIS BOARD IS TO ADVISE THE COUNCIL AND THE DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO SERVE THE POOR AND THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE, WITH AN EMPHASIS ON FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS. UM, AND AS WE'RE CALLING THE MEETING TO ORDER, UH, LET'S GO AHEAD AND MOVE INTO CITIZEN

[CITIZEN COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

COMMUNICATION.

DO WE HAVE ANY SPEAKERS SIGNED UP? NO SPEAKERS SIGNED UP TODAY.

FANTASTIC.

AND, UH, WITH THAT SAID, UM, WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEMS. AND I WILL, UH, START BY SAYING THAT, YOU KNOW, DESPITE OUR 10 MINUTES, A LITTLE EARLY INTRODUCTION, UH, INTERLUDE, MAYBE IF YOU WILL, UH, I'M HOPING THAT WE CAN HAVE THIS MEETING COMPLETE BY 8:00 PM, UH, AND EIGHT, 10, REALLY AT THE OUTSIDE.

I KNOW THAT WE HAVE A GENEROUS FOUR HOURS ALLOCATED, UM, AS POTENTIALLY MAYBE REQUIRED FOR THIS MEETING, BUT I THINK WE CAN, UH, GENERALLY WRAP UP THE BUSINESS.

WE NEED TO WRAP UP WITHIN TWO AND A HALF HOURS.

I CERTAINLY HOPE WE CAN.

UM, MY BELIEF IS THAT THERE'S GENERALLY DIMINISHING RETURN FOR MEETING LONGER THAN, THAN THAT, UNLESS WE REALLY PLAN FOR SOME SORT OF EXTENDED DISCUSSION, SOME NODS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS.

AND THAT I CAN CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT.

UM, THAT SAID IF WE COULD MOVE INTO

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES ]

THE APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES, IF EVERYONE COULD REVIEW THE MINUTES, UM, AND, UH, IF THERE'S ANY DISCUSSION AROUND THEM, THAT WOULD, NOW'S THE TIME TO ENTERTAIN THAT AND OTHERWISE, UH, WOULD ENTERTAIN A MOTION TO APPROVE THE SAME.

HE IS MOVED TO APPROVE THE MINUTES.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND? OH, OKAY.

I HEARD COMMISSIONER DESOLTEL FIRST.

UH, WE'LL GO WITH THAT, BUT THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

ORTHODO FOR SECONDING IT AS WELL.

UM, SO COMMISSIONER DESOLTEL WITH THE SECOND, ALL IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MINUTES FROM LAST MONTH, DECEMBER MEETING, UM, PLEASE SAY, AYE.

HI.

HI.

ALL OPPOSED PLEASE SAY NAMES AND ANYONE WHO'S ABSTAINING.

IF YOU COULD PLEASE MAKE THAT CLEAR VOCALLY.

I'M SAYING I WASN'T THERE.

THANK YOU.

UH, COMMISSIONER GARRETT OF STAINS.

UH, OTHERWISE ALL THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS IN ATTENDANCE, UH, HAVE PUT IT IN THE MIX COMMISSIONER, LOUIE COMMISSIONER, LOUIE OF STAND.

HEY, THAT MEANS THAT COMMISSIONER GARRETT VOTED IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE MINUTES.

IS THAT CORRECT? OKAY, SO WE WILL MOVE TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM, WHICH IS THE COMMUNITY SERVICE

[2A. Briefing and discussion on the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) (Angel Zambrano, Manager, Neighborhood Services Unit, Austin Public Health)]

BLOCK GRANT, UH, TO A BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION ON THE CSBG WITH ON CAN SOMEBODY ELSE, CAN YOU HEAR ME? CORRECT.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU.

AND, UH, I WANT TO JUST TO GO OVER THE, A MONTHLY REPORT FOR THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT FOR ALL OF YOU WHO KNOW, AND THEN FOR THE NEW COMMISSIONER WHO DOESN'T, UH, THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT FUNDS, THE DELIVERY OF SERVICES, LOW-INCOME TEXANS AND ALL 254 COUNTIES.

AND THESE FUNDS SUPPORTIVE VARIETY OF DIRECT SERVICES.

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IN ADDITION TO HELP MAINTAIN THE CORE ADMINISTRATIVE ELEMENTS OF COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES FOR WHICH THE CITY OF AUSTIN IS ONE, AND THIS MONEY COMES TO US, UH, TO APH AND TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES UNIT.

WE HAVE SIX NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS AROUND AUSTIN AND THREE, ALL AT LEAST LOCATIONS.

UH, WE ARE ON TRACK TO FULLY EXPAND THE 2020 FUNDING AND START EXPANDING OUR 20, 21 CSBG FUNDS.

UH, YOU'VE GOT BOTH DOCUMENTS AND YOUR BACKUP.

SO I WILL NOT GO INTO THE DETAILS THAT WE'VE BEEN TO SAY THAT OTHER PAGE TWO, IT HAS SOME OF OUR, UH, DATA, UH, THE BULK OF OUR WORK LATELY HAS BEEN, UH, RENT AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE, WHICH, YOU KNOW, IT'S A HIGH, HIGH DEMAND RIGHT NOW.

A LOT OF NEED, A LOT OF PEOPLE CALLING US.

SO WE ARE, UM, HELPING PEOPLE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE.

YOU BEGAN EXPANDING ON OUR CSBG CARES FUNDS, AND WE WILL BE SHOWING THE INITIAL DATA AT NEXT MONTH'S MEETING.

UM, YOU'VE PROCESSED ABOUT 915, UM, RENT ASSISTANCE APPLICATIONS.

SO WE'VE HELPED, UH, MOST FOLKS AVOID EVICTION.

OUR GOAL FOR THE YEAR BEFORE THE PANDEMIC WAS 500.

UM, WE HAD TO REVISE THAT GOAL FOR THE STATE TO 1200.

I THINK WE WILL DEFINITELY NEED THAT VERY SOON.

UM, WE'RE ALSO DOING A LOT OF UTILITY ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE AUSTIN, UM, ENERGY PLUS ONE PROGRAM.

UM, A LOT OF FOOD DISTRIBUTION YOU SEE HERE AT 23,160 FOLKS SERVED.

UH, WE DID A LOT OF EMERGENCY FOOD DELIVERY AT THE BEGINNING OF THESE OPERATION, AND NOW WE SWITCHED TO A CURBSIDE FOOD PANTRY SERVICES THAT ARE ENABLED TO CENTERS, AND THAT'S GOING VERY WELL.

IT'S BY APPOINTMENT ONLY FOLLOWING ALL CDC SAFETY PROTOCOLS, THE BOTTOM OF PAGE TWO, A COUPLE OF ADMINISTRATIVE UPDATES.

UM, WE'RE IN THE PROCESS OF FINDING ONE COMMUNITY WORKER AT THE SOUTH AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER.

OTHERWISE WE'RE FULLY STAFFED.

UH, NUMBER TWO, WE ARE WORKING ON, UM, WITH NACD AND THE BLACK MEN ADVISORY BOARD TO HOLD A NOMINATION MEETING FOR THE RURAL SUICIDE.

I WAS A BLACK GUY AND CDC SEEDS, UH, POSING SOME CHALLENGES SINCE WE HAVE TO DO A VIRTUALLY AND BE A BLACK MEN ADVISORY BOARD IS VERY, UH, OLD SCHOOL.

UH, SO WE'RE TRYING TO SUPPORT THEM WITH THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS, UM, DO IT WELL.

AND NUMBER THREE, AS MO ALL OF, YOU KNOW, ACCEPT THE NEW COMMISSIONER, ARE WE CLOSE TO THE PUBLIC AND MARCH 16TH OF LAST YEAR, IT WAS LIKE A DECADE AGO.

UM, AND, UH, WE ARE DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN POSSIBLY DO VIRTUALLY TO PROVIDE OUR COMMUNITY WITH BASIC NEEDS THROUGH SERVICE UNTIL UTILITY ASSISTANCE.

AND OUR NURSES HAVE BEEN REASSIGNED TO THE MEDICAL HOTLINE FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

SO THEY'RE VERY BUSY.

THAT'S OUR SUCCESS STORY, UH, THIS MONTH, WHICH WILL BE ON THE LAST PAGE.

UH, NUMBER FOUR, A LITTLE BIT ON THE CARES ACT FUNDING.

UH, WE RECEIVED ABOUT $1,000,001.5 MILLION, AND MOST OF IT WAS ALLOCATED FOR RENT ASSISTANCE.

AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING SINCE THANKSGIVING, EARLY DECEMBER WITH THE URBAN LEAGUE TO PROCESS THOSE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS.

IT'S GOING VERY WELL.

NUMBER FIVE, I TOUCHED ON ALREADY, UM, AUSTIN ENERGY PLUS ONE PROGRAM THAT IS GOING WELL OR A SUCCESS STORY THIS MONTH.

I WANT TO JUST TO HIGHLIGHT THE NURSES.

YOU DON'T TALK A LOT ABOUT THEM DURING THESE MEETINGS, BUT THEY ARE PART OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES UNIT.

AND, UM, THEY HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY BUSY AT THE MEDICAL HOTLINE ANSWERING CALLS FROM OUR COMMUNITY FROM EMPLOYERS, UM, PUBLIC OFFICIALS, TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, UM, YOU KNOW, WHAT TO DO REGARDING COVID, UH, BETWEEN NINE, 11 AND 1130.

IT TOOK ALMOST 19,000 CALLS.

UH, I'M SURE THEY PROBABLY TOOK 19,000 CALLS TODAY, GIVEN THE RELEASE FROM THE GOVERNOR THAT, UH, VACCINES FOR COMING.

AND, UM, EVERYBODY HAS BEEN CALLING THAT HOTLINE NUMBER.

SO ANYWAYS, JUST WANTED TO WANT YOU TO READ THAT LITTLE BLURB THERE WHEN YOU HAVE TIME AND CELEBRATE OUR PUBLIC HEALTH, WE'RE DOING THEIR PART TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY.

IN FACT, IS IT, IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO, TO OPEN THE FLOOR FOR ANY COMMENTS FOR HIM, I WOULD LIKE TO, UH, THANK YOU I'M TO, FOR END TO END ALL OF THE STAFF AT EVERY LEVEL, UH, IN THAT ORGANIZATION FOR THE WORK THAT

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YOU ALL ARE DOING TO SUPPORT FOLKS, UM, FOR YOUR ABILITY TO PIVOT, AND AS MUCH AS THE TYPES OF SERVICE YOU'RE PROVIDING TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES THAT ARE MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE AND WITH WHAT THEY NEED RIGHT NOW, UM, CLEARLY YOU'VE ADAPTED INTO BASICALLY A RENTAL AND BASIC NEEDS, COST SUPPORTING MACHINE, UH, AND INFORMATION MOVING, UM, MACHINE ANSWERING NEARLY 20,000 CALLS.

AND THAT'S SUCH A SHORT PERIOD, UH, AND MAKING SURE PEOPLE GET ACCESS TO THE INFORMATION AND THE RESOURCES, UM, IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE THINGS.

AND, AND SO JUST THANK YOU, UH, FOR THAT WORK.

UH, I HAVE A QUESTION AROUND, UH, YOU KNOW, YOUR EXPERIENCE AND HAVING WORKED WITH THE AUSTIN AREA, URBAN LEAGUE, UM, YOU KNOW, UH, FROM MY STANDPOINT, THEY'D BEEN A REALLY FUN ORGANIZATION TO WATCH, UH, OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

UM, UH, I FEEL LIKE THEIR OPERATIONS HAVE REALLY, REALLY TIGHTENED UP AND MOVED INTO BEST IN CLASS.

AND JUST WONDERING WHAT YOUR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN WITH THEM.

AND IF YOU COULD MAYBE SHARE A QUICK, UH, BLURB ABOUT WHAT CAPACITY ON PARTNER, UH, YES, OUR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN OVERALL POSITIVE.

UM, I'VE ALWAYS WANTED SOMETHING THIS LARGE AND HAVING TO PIVOT SO QUICKLY.

YOU KNOW, WE KIND OF HAD A COUPLE OF BUMPS IN THE ROAD EARLY ON, BUT, UH, IT'S BEEN WONDERFUL EVER SINCE.

UM, WHAT WAS YOUR SECOND QUESTION? UH, CHAIRMAN AHWAHNEE, UH, JUST REALLY GENERALLY WHAT CAPACITY SORT OF PARTNER I'M REALLY WORKING TO GET MORE INSIGHT FOR OUR CONDITION AROUND HOW PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, WHEN I SAY PUBLIC PRIVATE PUBLIC WOULD THE CITY AND THEN PRIVATE MEANING NONPROFITS, THEY'RE OUT THERE FOR THIS CONTRACT, THEY'RE OUR FISCAL AGENT.

SO WE MAKE IT AS EASY AS POSSIBLE FOR THEM AND FOR OUR CLIENTS TO BE ABLE TO GET THEIR MONEY.

UH, WE DON'T HAVE THE CAPACITY TO PROCESS THE MONEY DIRECTLY TO THE CITY FOR VARIOUS LEGAL REASONS.

SO THEY'RE BASICALLY OUR FISCAL AGENT AND THEY'RE JUST CUTTING THOSE CHECKS AS FAST AS WE CAN SEND THE PAPERWORK AND ELIGIBILITY AND ALL THE DOCUMENTS.

THAT'S FANTASTIC.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT.

UM, DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMISSION BEFORE WE MOVE TO ITEM TWO B YES.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROGRAM THAT YOU'RE DESCRIBING THAT URBAN LEAGUE IS RUNNING AND THE ONE THAT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS BEEN RUNNING? UM, I ONLY KNOW ABOUT OUR PROGRAM, THE DETAILS.

SO THERE, LIKE I SAID, THEY ARE OUR FISCAL AGENTS, SO WE GOT THE $1.5 MILLION IN INTERSECT MONEY.

AND 1.2 MILLION OF THAT WENT TO RENT AND RENT ASSISTANCE.

SO WE DID AN RFA AND THE URBAN LEAGUE CAME IN AND SCORED THE HIGHEST.

SO THEY BECAME OUR FISCAL AGENT.

UH, SO JUST LIKE WE'VE WORKED WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES ON SOME OTHER FUNDING AS OUR FISCAL AGENT CUTTING OUR CHECKS AND THAT'S THAT'S.

UM, SO THE PROGRAM IS THE CARES ACT, RENT ASSISTANCE THROUGH NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES, UNIT URBAN LEAGUE IS CUTTING THE CHECKS FOR US AND, UH, VICE CHAIR ALSO IN NOVEMBER'S MEETING.

UM, THE MANY DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS WERE KIND ENOUGH TO COME OUT AND, UH, AND DONE THEIR BEST EXPLAINS OR THE DELINEATIONS AND THE DEMARCATIONS BETWEEN THEIR PROGRAMS AND THE FUNDING SOURCES.

UH, AND THOUGH IT'S, IT'S HARD TO REMEMBER AND I'LL EVEN, I I'M EMBARRASSED THAT I DON'T NECESSARILY RETAIN AT ALL.

I DO RECALL THE, UH, THE DOLLAR AMOUNT OF, UH, BEING DISPERSED FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH, UH, NEIGHBORHOOD, UH, SERVICES WITH, UH, SOMETHING IN ONE POINT X MILLION.

UM, AND THAT THE, THAT IT SEEMS LIKE THAT WAS CARES BASED.

SO FEDERAL DOLLARS AND THAT THE DOLLARS THAT WERE GOING THROUGH THE RENT PROGRAM, UH, THE LARGER SORT OF SCALE RAMP PROGRAM THROUGH, WAS IT HPD OR, UH, GCP? WAS IT HOC? I'M NOT SURE, BUT THROUGH THAT THROUGH THE HOUSING DEPARTMENT WAS MUCH HIGHER AND NUMBER, I THINK, 12 TO 16 MILLION AND NOT NECESSARILY ALL FEDERAL.

AND SO THAT WAS, UH, COMING THROUGH THIS CITIES, UH, THE CITY, UH, HAD A WEBSITE HUB FOR SORT OF DIRECT APPLICATIONS THROUGH THERE.

UM, YES, TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THEY WERE DISTINCT.

UM, AND I BELIEVE THEY WERE DISTINCT BOTH BY FUNDING SOURCE, AS WELL AS BY APPLICATION.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS BEFORE TO BE CRITICAL? WELL, A COUPLE QUESTIONS, UM, ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR FOLKS TO TAP INTO THIS RENT ASSISTANCE THROUGH C S E G UM, THROUGH THE URBAN LEAGUE,

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ARE THEIR REQUIREMENTS THE SAME AS RISE AND, AND THE RENT PROGRAM, ARE THEY DIFFERENT? UM, AND THEN HOW DO FOLKS GET IN CONTACT IN ORDER TO, UH, TO TAKE BENEFIT OF THESE FUNDS? UH, YES.

COMMISSIONER WOULD GET IT.

UM, IT'S WE HAVE A FEW ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, 200% OF FEDERAL POVERTY AND UNDER, UM, THAT'S THE MAIN ONE LIVING IN TRAVIS COUNTY, CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND THEY CAN, UH, PEOPLE FIND OUT ABOUT US THROUGH, TO ONE CONNECTING TX AND GO TO OUR WEBSITE.

AND THERE'S ONE LOCAL, ONE NUMBER THAT WILL ARM OUT TO ALL THE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTERS.

SO I CAN SEND YOU THAT INFORMATION IN AN EMAIL, BUT YOU HAVE IT HANDY FOR YOUR COMMUNITY.

YOU CAN GET QUESTIONS THAT, SORRY, THAT'D BE GREAT.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

AND JUST TO CLARIFICATION, YOU MENTIONED THE URBAN LEAGUE, THEY'RE JUST A FISCAL AGENT.

SO FOLKS WILL COME THROUGH US.

THEY'LL COME THROUGH THE AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES UNIT FOR PROCESSING OF THE APPLICATIONS.

UM, NORMALLY JUST CUTS THE CHECKS FOR US.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S A GOOD DISTINCTION.

APPRECIATE IT.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

IS THERE A NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, UH, OVER, UH, IN, UH, THE AREA, UH, COMMISSIONER GARRET? ARE YOU IN, UH, THE ST JOHN'S AREA? IS THAT RIGHT? YEAH.

AND WE HAVE A NEIGHBORHOOD, I MEAN, RIGHT NOW IT'S VIRTUAL, BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AT THE VIRGINIA BROWN CENTER.

OKAY.

AND SO I'M HERE WAS THE VIRGINIA BROWN CENTER.

IS THAT THE MECHANISM THROUGH WHICH PEOPLE WOULD, UH, WOULD BE APPLYING KIND OF FOR, FOR THIS THESE DOLLARS? OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS LOCATED AT THE IT'S CALLED THE ST.

JOHN COMMUNITY CENTER OVER WE'RE ON BLESSING DRIVE BLESSING AVENUE.

SO THAT'S WHERE WE'RE LOCATED.

AND IS THAT VIRTUAL OR IN PERSON IT'S VIRTUAL FOOD PANTRY DRIVE UP AND I'LL SEND YOU THAT TO COMMISSIONER JERRY AND THE MANAGER THERE.

THAT'D BE GREAT.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

SUPER.

IT SOUNDS LIKE WE CAN MOVE ON TO TWO B UNLESS SOMEONE HAS ANYTHING OUTSTANDING.

FANTASTIC.

OKAY.

UM,

[2B. Briefing regarding demographics of population served by APH through CARES and CSBG (Angel Zambrano, Manager, Neighborhood Services Unit, Austin Public Health)]

I'VE GOT THE AGENDA IN FRONT OF ME, BUT, UH, YOU HAD ASKED FOR, UH, THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES UNIT LINKED ASSISTANCE, DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION.

SO TO, UM, THE SUMMARY FROM THE PRESENTATION IN DECEMBER FROM HOME, WE HAD, UM, THREE DIFFERENT RENT ASSISTANCE.

IN 2020.

WE HAD A $200,000 FOR THE CITY OF AUSTIN, WHICH IS WHAT WE NORMALLY GET IN A REGULAR NON PANDEMIC YEAR.

SO, UH, THE VOLUME REALLY RAMPED UP LAST YEAR, IT GOT 250,000 FROM NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

AND WE GOT QUESTIONARY FUNDING FROM, UM, THE CSBG FOLKS AND THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF, UM, THE HCA.

SO BASICALLY OUR FEDERAL FUNDS, WE WERE ABLE TO ASSIST 275, UM, HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT FUNDING.

AND THEN HERE'S THE ASSISTANCE BY ZIP CODE.

IF YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THIS OR TALK TO THE ZIP CODE AT FIVE, THREE, FIVE, EIGHT, AND FOUR, FOUR WAS ABOUT ALMOST 150 HOUSEHOLDS, THEN WE HAVE THE FOUR OH ONE AND THE TWO, THREE WITH THE NEXT TWO, HIGHEST, IT KINDA KIND OF QUICKLY SEE YOUR, WHERE PEOPLE LIVED OR LIVE.

WE NEEDED THIS ASSISTANCE.

IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, WE BROKE IT OUT BY AGE.

MOST OF OUR FOLKS OR HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS WERE, UM, IN THE AGES OF 25 AND 59 ARE AVERAGE AGE OF 42.

AND WE HAD 54 HOUSEHOLDS OF FOLKS, 55 AND OLDER WHO RECEIVED SOME OF THESE SUBSYSTEMS. UH, NEXT SLIDE, IF YOU LOOKED AT THIS, THE BOTTOM NUMBER IS PROBABLY THE MOST DRAMATIC 205 HOUSEHOLD.

105 HOUSEHOLDS HAD NO INCOME FOR 30 DAYS AT THE TIME.

THE ASSISTANT USUALLY HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE, WHO ARE WORKING.

IT JUST DON'T HAVE ENOUGH EARNING ABLE TO PAY THEIR RENT.

A LOT OF OUR APPLICATIONS FOLKS WERE COMPLETELY OUT OF WORK

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AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DIDN'T THAT INCREASE THE, UH, THE FEDERAL POVERTY RATE TO 200%.

IT WAS ONE 25 BEFORE FOR ELIGIBILITY.

AND SO WE CAN CATCH PEOPLE.

UM, NEXT SLIDE, I THOUGHT WE LOOK AT EDUCATION AND TO SEE WHERE PEOPLE WERE AT WITH THAT AND HOW THAT RELATES TO THE NEED.

UM, MOST OF OUR FOLKS WERE IN THE ZERO TO HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION.

THESE ARE HEADS OF HOUSEHOLDS.

THESE ARE ADULTS.

UH, SO WE HAD 81 FOLKS WHO WERE ASKED THEM A LITTLE BIT, EIGHTH GRADE EDUCATION.

I 89, 90 12, AND I GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL OR IN 17 OF WERE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WOULD RECEIVE THE GED AND THEN SPRINKLED IN, THERE WERE SOME POST-GRAD AND COLLEGE GRADUATED, SECONDARY SCHOOL.

AND THEN MY SLIDE GOING TO GET YOUR CONTROL OR APPLICANTS ARE SORT OF RACE AND ETHNICITY, LEARN FIVE.

THE HOUSEHOLD IS HISPANIC, LATINO, HOW MANY WERE BLACK OR AFRICAN-AMERICAN.

AND THEN THE REST FELL INTO THE MULTI RACE IN NON LATINO WHITES, THEN MOSTLY PEOPLE OF COLOR BEING AFFECTED DRAMATICALLY.

AND I THINK THAT'S THE END OF THE SHORT SORT OF OVERVIEW ON THE 400 AND MOST $500,000 THAT WE DISTRIBUTED FOR RENT ASSISTANCE IN 2020.

DID WE, DID WE HEAR A QUESTION, MAN, THIS IS A COMMISSIONING TO ME HERE.

NOT REALLY THE QUESTION, BUT I'M HERE AND I HOPE YOU'RE DOING GOOD.

YOU AND YOURS AND YOUR FAMILY.

AND I JUST COMMEND YOU.

UH, I THINK W YOU KNOW, JUST GETTING VISUAL WITH IT, IT KIND OF, UM, TYPE, WE CAN SEE THESE VISUALS LAID OUT IN THIS WAY.

UM, AND I'M JUST REALLY, I WANT TO JUST COMMEND YOU AND APPRECIATE YOU FOR, FOR TAKING THAT TIME.

I'M CURIOUS, UH, IS THIS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN DONE WITH OTHER PROGRAMS AS WELL? UH, LIKE IF ONE WANTED TO DONE, OR DID YOU JUST WANT TO FOCUS ON THE RETINA RELIEF BECAUSE THAT'S BEEN SUCH AN ACUTE, UH, NEED LATELY, UH, COMMISSIONER MIHIR.

I HEARD, BUT I DID NOT UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION WHEN YOU MEANT OTHER PROGRAMS. YES.

BASICALLY ARE THE SAME VISUALS, UH, ARE THE VISUALS AVAILABLE FOR OTHER PROGRAMS? UH, YES.

UH, BASIC OUR OTHER PROGRAMS. THAT'S THE BIGGEST ONE IS THEIR BASIC NEEDS, FOOD, FOOD ASSISTANCE, YOU KNOW, FOOD INSECURITY.

SO YES, WE DO HAVE DATA ON THAT AND THOSE NUMBERS THAT WE COULD DEFINITELY SHARE WITH YOU GUYS IN THIS VISUAL FORMAT.

UM, I WAS REALLY HAPPY YOU GUYS ASKED ACTUALLY, BECAUSE WE USUALLY DON'T LOOK AT IT THIS WAY.

WE'RE SO BUSY JUST DOING THE WORK THAT IT'S HARD TO, UH, CREATE THESE VISUALS, BUT IT ACTUALLY IS PRETTY DRAMATIC AND GIVES YOU A NICE PICTURE OF WHO WE'RE ASSISTING EVEN THE EDUCATION.

JUST THAT ONE SLIDE IS THAT WE REALLY NEED TO FOCUS ON FUNDING, YOU KNOW, FUNDING SCHOOLS, AND JUST HELPING FOLKS IN THAT ARENA AS WELL.

UM, RACE AND ETHNICITY AS WELL.

YOU'LL WOW.

WELL YOU'LL WOW.

REALLY IS DRAMATIC.

SO YEAH, WE DO HAVE THAT INFORMATION AVAILABLE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I'M HITTING.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

THANKS, COMMISSIONER MANIA.

UH, I'M GOING TO, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'RE ABLE TO SHARE THE SLIDE AGAIN, BUT IF POSSIBLE, COULD YOU, UH, COULD WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE INCOME SLIDE? YES, I WOULD BE THE, UH, THE TECH GUY.

YEAH.

CTM TECH.

A PERSON HAS STEPPED OUT OF THE ROOM FOR A SECOND, SO, OKAY.

I DON'T KNOW IF EVERYONE HAS THEIR BACKUP AVAILABLE TOO.

RIGHT.

UM, SO, UH, I'M HAVE THAT INCOME SLIDE.

UM, YOU, THAT WAS THE ONE WHERE YOU POINTED US OUT TO THE BOTTOM NUMBER.

THERE WAS AN ASTERISK WITH THE LITTLE SENTENCE ON THE BOTTOM SAYING, UH, I THINK IT WAS 205 FAMILIES WERE AT 0% INCOME FOR 30 DAYS OR MORE, IS THAT CORRECT? UH, YEAH, THEY HAVE NO INCOME AT ALL COMING INTO THE HOUSE, WHETHER IT'S DANCE OR JOB.

SO TO BE CLEAR THAT THAT WAS NOT A BAR ON THAT GRAPH, THAT GRAPH STARTED AT

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ONE TO 19% OF FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL.

IF THAT WAS A BAR IN THAT GRAPH, THAT BAR WOULD HAVE FUCKING CLIPPED ALL THE OTHER BARS ON THAT GRAPH BY MAYBE THREEFOLD OF THAT.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

OKAY.

THAT'S UH, THAT, YEAH, I JUST WANTED, I WANTED TO, FIRST OF ALL, CLARIFY THAT FOR MYSELF.

AND THEN IF THAT WERE THE CASE, JUST TO DRILL THAT POINT HOME THAT, UM, YOU KNOW, IT SEEMS LIKE THAT GROUP ITSELF OUTWEIGHED PERHAPS ALL THE OTHER GROUPS COMBINE THE ZERO INCOME GROUP, UH, YOU KNOW, OUTWEIGHED ALL OF THE OTHER QUOTE, UNQUOTE POVERTY, UH, LEVEL INCOME GROUPS CLOSE TO COMBINED IF NOT BEING, UH, COMPARABLE TO THAT.

AND I THINK THAT JUST UNDERSCORES THE GRAVITY OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WE'RE IN AND OF COURSE, UH, THE PROFUNDITY OF OUR APPRECIATION FOR YOUR AND YOUR TEAM'S WORK.

YEAH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

EXACTLY.

HI, HUGE, HUGE DEMAND.

AND WE'RE HAVING PEOPLE FOLLOWING US WITH A $6,000 NEED BACK IN THEIR RENT, BACK INTO THE RENT.

UH, UH, YES, THE LAST WEEKEND WE'LL, WE'LL BASICALLY KEEP PROCESSING APPLICATIONS OR HELPING FOLKS UNTIL THE MONEY RUNS OUT.

AND, UH, I DID HEAR FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT THAT THERE MIGHT BE MORE, MORE FUNDING COMING, WHICH IS GOOD, UH, THROUGH THE NEW CARES ACT.

UM, OUR SOLUTION, OR I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LEGAL NAME IS, BUT THEY DID ALLOCATE A FEW BILLION DOLLARS ACROSS THE NATION FOR THAT.

SO WE MIGHT GET A LITTLE BIT OF THAT.

I'M HOPEFUL.

I SEE COMMISSIONER, MAN, HE HAS HAND UP, BUT IF YOU WOULD HOLD COMMISSIONER MANIA FOR JUST A SECOND, LET ME MAKE SURE THERE'S NOBODY ELSE WHO HAS THEIR HAND UP OR WOULD LIKE SPEAK, PLEASE GO AHEAD COMMISSIONER AGAIN.

THANKS.

I KNOW.

SO WOULD IT BE OKAY FOR, UH, OR I GUESS, UH, IT'S UP TO THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS, BUT CAN WE SEE THE SAME, UM, GRAPHIC BREAKDOWN? YOU SAID THE OTHER PROGRAM, THAT'S THE, THE OTHER MAJOR PROGRAM THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO ANALYZE IT IN THE SAME WAY AS THE, DID YOU SAY THE FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ON HERE? I'M NOT SURE I HEARD YOU CORRECTLY ON WHAT THAT OTHER PROGRAM IS.

SORRY.

I WAS HAVING TROUBLE UNMUTING MYSELF.

YES.

IT WAS THE EMERGENCY FOOD DELIVERY PROGRAM THAT WE STOOD UP LAST YEAR.

UM, SO WE HAVE DATA ON THAT, THAT FOOD PANTRY PRIVATES, WHICH JUST STARTED, SO THERE'LL BE LOWER NUMBERS, BUT DEFINITELY, UM, THE EMERGENCY LILY PROGRAM, WE CAN GET YOU SOME, SOME VISUALS THAT SOUNDS GREAT.

AND I'M ACTUALLY, UH, IS A SORT OF TIE INTO THAT.

UM, MY, MY FAMILY, UH, WE, WE OFTEN, UH, WHEN WE CAN VOLUNTEER AT THE FOOD PANTRY, THAT'S RUN OFF OF A CHARITY ROAD, UH, BAPTIST OUT OF TERRY ROAD, BAPTIST CHURCH, I THINK, UH, IMPACT OF SPRINGS IS ONE OF THE PARTNERS FOR THAT.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS, BECAUSE WE'RE, WE'RE CLOSE WITH THE FOLKS THAT RUN IT.

WE, I WAS CURIOUS IF THE CITY IS SORT OF TAKING ANY DATA FROM THE FOOD PANTRY, FOLKS LIKE THAT, ABOUT THE VARIANCES OF, YOU KNOW, EACH WEEKLY DISTRIBUTION, UM, YOU KNOW, MOST WEEKS THEY ARE, YOU KNOW, OVER PRESCRIBED IN TERMS OF PEOPLE PICKING THINGS UP.

SOMETIMES THEY'RE NOT.

AND I WAS JUST CURIOUS, UM, YOU KNOW, IF THE CITY WAS SORT OF MAPPING THE TRENDS, IF YOU WILL, UH, AS FAR AS, YOU KNOW, THE, THE, THE, HOW THE FOOD PANTRIES ARE DISTRIBUTING.

AND I, AND I, ESPECIALLY, I GUESS IN SORT OF, UM, HIGHER POVERTY AREAS, AND IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT CAME TO MIND, JUST KIND OF BEING CONNECTED TO THE, THE FOOD PANTRY FOLKS.

SO HOW THAT THERE'S A LOT OF SORT OF UP AND DOWN, AND THEN MAYBE SOME ANALYSIS THAT, THAT COULD HELP IN ADVOCATING FOR DOLLARS LATER.

CAUSE I ALSO KNOW KNOWING THOSE FOLKS THAT, UH, THEY HAVE, BUT THEY HAVE THEIR OWN BUDGET AT SOMETIMES TO SUPPLEMENT, YOU KNOW, UM, WHAT THEY GET FROM THE FOOD BANK.

THEY CAN PURCHASE EXTRA ITEMS AND SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, 200 BUCKS, 300 BUCKS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THE DISTRIBUTION SITE BECAUSE OF THE, YOU KNOW, SUBSIDIZE FOOD, BUT THEY LITERALLY SORT OF PURCHASE IT FROM THE FOOD BANK ANYWAYS, I'M RAMBLING, BUT I'LL BE REALLY EXCITED TO SEE THAT, UH, THAT VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF, OF, UH, FOR THAT PROGRAM AS WELL.

OH, WE'LL DO, I'M TRYING TO GET SOMETHING PUT TOGETHER FOR FEBRUARY.

SUPER.

DO WE HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS FOR US? WELL, UH, WITH THAT SAID, THANK YOU, MR. FOR YOUR PRESENTATION AND YOUR WORK.

UM, AS ALWAYS, WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING AND HEARING FROM YOU NEXT MONTH, YOU'RE WELCOME, HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND WE'LL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

EXCUSE COMMISSIONER, AND LOOK FUNDING.

UM, UH, MAYBE YOU'RE ALREADY AWARE OF THIS, BUT IN THE UPPER RIGHT-HAND SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN, THERE'S A LAYOUT OPTION AND YOU CAN SELECT GRID VIEW.

SO YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE ALL THE PARTICIPANTS AT THE SAME TIME AS FACILITATOR, JUST A SUGGESTION

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NOTED AND APPRECIATED.

UH, THANKS.

UM, I'M JUST GETTING USED TO THIS EMAIL THING.

THAT'S A JOKE.

UM, JUST EMPLOYED GRID YOU VIEW FOR THE RECORD, AND BOY, IS THIS REALLY HELPFUL? THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UM, ON THAT NOTE, UH, WE'RE EXCITED TO MOVE

[3A. Report on HPD Housing Program Production (HPD Staff – Mandy DeMayo and Erica Leak)]

INTO NEW BUSINESS AND, UH, UH, WE COULD FIRST BEGIN WITH A REPORT, UH, ON THE H P D D UH, THE HOUSING PROGRAM, UH, PRODUCTION, UM, AND THAT'S WITH, UH, MANDY, THE MAYO AND ERICA MANDY, HOLD ON JUST ONE SECOND.

UH, COMMISSIONERS.

THIS IS ERICA LEAK.

UM, OUR SKI TAM PERSON IS NOT BACK YET, SO I AM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO SHARE SCREEN ON WEBEX, WHICH I HAVE NEVER DONE BEFORE.

SO, SO IF ANYONE WANTS TO HELP ME WITH THAT TO, UH, UH, LET ME KNOW, I KNOW HOW TO DO IT IN OTHER PROGRAMS, BUT NOT THIS ONE.

I DON'T EITHER ERICA SHARING.

OKAY.

HOLD ON.

NOPE.

HOST PRIVILEGE.

UM, SO ERICA, UNDER PARTICIPANT, CAN YOU RECLAIM THE HOST ROLE? I DON'T THINK SO.

UM, LET ME SEE IF I CAN, OH, NO, YOU NEED A HOST KEY.

YEAH.

UM, WELL, SO, SO FOLKS SHOULD, IF, IF YOU CAN, UM, IF YOU CAN PULL UP IT, FOLKS CAN PULL UP THEIR, THEIR BACKUP.

UM, SO THAT, OH, WAIT, THAT SAYS I'M THE PRESENTER NOW.

SO LET ME SEE.

OH, FANTASTIC.

MAYBE.

HMM.

OKAY.

MAYBE THAT WAS NOT ACCURATE BECAUSE I'M NOT SEEING AN OPTION, BUT IF FOLKS CAN PULL UP THEIR BACKUP, UM, WHILE MANDATE GETS STARTED, THEN I WILL ATTEMPT TO, UM, TO GET THE PRESENTATION UP AND, UH, AND GET CAUGHT UP WITH WHERE SHE IS.

SO, UH, ERICA, JUST ANOTHER SUGGESTION.

IS THERE ANYBODY WHO HAS POST CAPABILITY, UH, IN THE CDC, WE COULD EMAIL THEM IN THE PRESENTATION THAT'S IN THE CDC ITSELF.

I WOULD FIND THAT TO BE IMPROBABLE.

I DON'T, UH, UH, OR AT LEAST MY SHARE MINE IS GREAT OUT.

OKAY.

ANYBODY HAVE A SHARE BUTTON THAT'S ACTIVE THAT THE TECH PERSON IS BACK, OH, FULLY.

THEY WILL GET UP VERY SHORTLY, BUT FANTASTIC.

OKAY.

WHILE WE'RE PULLING THAT UP, I'LL INTRODUCE MYSELF.

I AM MANDY DE MAYO AND THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATOR FOR NOW HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

I'M EXCITED TO BE HERE.

THE C THING.

UH, ERICA AND I ARE DOING A TAG TEAM EFFORT WHERE WE WILL BE COVERING, UM, THE, UH, THE MOST CURRENT, UM, HOUSING PROGRAM, PRODUCTION, UH, DATA THAT WE HAVE AND UNVEILING A BRAND NEW DASHBOARD THAT WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT I THINK IS GOING TO HELP US BE ABLE TO BETTER COMMUNICATE, UM, THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING IN OUR DEPARTMENT.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE BLUEPRINT, UH, THE STRATEGIC HOUSING BLUEPRINT.

SO I'M GOING TO START GET RID OF MY SCREEN, UM, AGAIN WITH THE HOUSING PROGRAM PRODUCTION REPORT.

SO IF WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, UH, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT, UH, BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, WE OPERATE ON A FISCAL YEAR THAT RUNS FROM OCTOBER 1ST TO SEPTEMBER 30TH, AND WE ARE JUST NOW GETTING ALL OF OUR, UM, UH, CONTRACTS IN PLACE FOR THE NEW, THE FISCAL YEAR THAT WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW.

SO WE'RE GOING TO DO A LOOK BACK ONTO LAST YEAR'S FISCAL YEAR, UH, WHICH YOU ALL, AND THIS WILL BE BORN OUT IN THE DATA THAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE.

YOU ALL WILL SEE, UM, UH, REFLECTED THAT IT, IT WAS OF COURSE, A COMPLICATED YEAR, UM, MADE EXTRA COMPENSATING BY COVID-19 IN YOUR BACKUP.

YOU'LL SEE OUR PRODUCTION REPORT, WHICH REALLY IS OUR INTERNAL PRODUCTION REPORT THAT WE AS STAFF, UM, UTILIZE TO TRACK, UH, OUR PRODUCTION PROGRAM BY PROGRAM.

WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS WILL HELP ORIENT YOU.

UH, THIS IS AGAIN, LAST YEAR'S PRODUCTION SUMMARY.

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SO IT'S FYI 2019 TO 2020, AND IT IS A TWO PAGE REPORT, UM, THAT GOES THROUGH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR PROGRAMS THAT ARE REPORTED OUT IN OUR APER.

SO THAT IS OUR LOOK BACK.

OUR ACTION PLAN IS THE PLAN FOR THE YEAR.

AND THEN OUR CAPER IS THE LOOK BACK, YOU'LL SEE THE PROGRAMS, UM, BROKEN DOWN, UM, BY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, BY HOUSING, HOMELESSNESS ASSISTANCE, RENTER'S ASSISTANCE.

AND THEN EACH OF THE INDIVIDUAL PROGRAMS, UM, IT IS KIND OF HARD TO SEE WITHOUT A DOUBT BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF DATA ON, UM, BUT EMBEDDED IN THERE ARE OUR GOALS, UM, FOR EACH OF THE PROGRAMS. SO IN THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, AS PART OF THE ACTION PLAN, UM, WE DETERMINE WHAT WE BELIEVE IS A REASONABLE, UM, BUT AGGRESSIVE GOAL, UH, TO SERVE, UM, LOW AND MODERATE INCOME PEOPLE PER THE CONSOLIDATED PLAN.

THE NEXT COLUMN SHOWS THE YEAR TO DATE SERVICES AND BY YEAR TO DATE, THIS REPRESENTS THE ENTIRE FISCAL YEAR OF LAST FISCAL YEAR.

UM, AND THEN YOU'LL ALSO SEE THE GOAL, THE PERCENT OF THE GOAL.

SO HOW CLOSE WE CAME TO OUR GOAL AND THEN FURTHER TO THE RIGHT, YOU'LL SEE THE BREAKDOWN, UM, BY MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

SO UNLIKE C S B G THAT UTILIZES THE, UM, UH, PERCENTAGE OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL.

WE ACTUALLY USE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME FOR ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS, AND THEN FURTHER TO THE RIGHT, YOU'LL SEE OUR BREAKDOWN, DEMOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN, UM, SELF-REPORTED, UH, RACIAL, ETHNIC BREAKDOWN, UM, BY EACH PROGRAM AND THEN CERTAIN, UM, CATEGORIES THAT WE ALSO TRACK, LIKE WHETHER OR NOT THE PERSON WAS ELDERLY HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD, A SINGLE FEMALE HEAD OF HOUSEHOLD, UM, OR A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY.

SO IF WE GO TO THE NEXT PAGE, AND AGAIN, YOU SHOULD HAVE THIS IN PAPER BACKUP.

UM, YOU'LL SEE THAT I'VE HIGHLIGHTED IN RED, THE ONE PROGRAM WE'RE GOING TO DIG INTO, AND THIS IS WHERE WE REALLY WANT TO, UH, PROFILE OUR, UH, DASHBOARD THAT WAS JUST RECENTLY CREATED AND RECENTLY LAUNCHED THAT WILL BE FULLY ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.

AND THE PROGRAM WE'RE GOING TO HIGHLIGHT IS THE GO REPAIR PROGRAM, WHICH YOU ALL WILL RECALL, UM, IS FUNDED THROUGH GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS.

SO IT'S NOT A FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAM.

AND IT IS IN FACT, A PARTNERSHIP WITH SEVEN NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE CRITICAL LIFE SAFETY, HOME REPAIRS TO LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOMEOWNERS, PRIMARILY SENIORS, UM, IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, OUR SEVEN NONPROFITS, JUST AS A REMINDER, OUR HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MEALS ON WHEELS AND MORE, I ACT INTERFAITH ACTION, CENTRAL TEXAS AAU L BOSTON AREA, URBAN LEAGUE, UM, REBUILDING TOGETHER, AMERICAN YOUTH WORKS AND, UM, UH, EASTER SEALS, CENTRAL TEXAS.

SO THOSE ARE THE SEVEN NONPROFITS WE WE CONTRACT WITH RIGHT NOW.

AND THE GO REPAIR PROGRAM PROVIDES UP TO $20,000 PER HOME, UM, IN HOME REPAIRS.

AND A LOT OF THOSE HOME REPAIRS, THEY MAY INCLUDE, UH, THINGS LIKE WINDOW REPLACEMENT.

UH, IT MAY BE RELATED TO ACCESSIBILITY, ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

UM, WE HAVE A LOT OF ROOF REPAIRS.

WE HAVE A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT REPAIRS.

I SHOULD ALSO MENTION THAT ON THE LINE OR IN THE MEETING WITH US IS ONE TEACHER BROWN WAS OUR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT MANAGER OVER ALL OF OUR FUNDED SERVICES AND CONSTRUCTION.

SO SHE OVERSEES ALL OF OUR HOME REPAIR PROGRAMS, BUT IF WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT SAME DATA THAT YOU WERE JUST LOOKING AT ON THAT VERY COMPLICATED SPREADSHEET.

UM, WE HAVE MOVED THAT DATA INTO A DASHBOARD THAT IS GOING TO BE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE.

AND SO WE'LL KIND OF PREVIEWING IT FOR YOU ALL TONIGHT.

YOU'LL SEE ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE.

UM, AND THESE ARE JUST SCREENSHOTS, BUT YOU WILL BE, IT'S AN INTERACTIVE, UM, UH, DASHBOARD AND YOU'LL BE ABLE TO GO IN AND PULL DOWN.

UM, THERE'S A DROPDOWN MENU OF ALL OF OUR DIFFERENT PROGRAMS. IN THIS CASE, I PULLED DOWN THE GO REPAIR PROGRAM.

CAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON.

YOU'LL SEE THAT WE ARE NOW GOING TO LOOK AT, IN, I SAY REAL TIME, BUT OUR STAFF ENTERS THE DATA EVERY MONTH.

SO THIS JUST HAPPENS TO BE LAST YEAR'S LOOK BACK.

SO THIS IS COMPREHENSIVE DATA FOR ALL OF FYI 20, 1920.

AND YOU'LL SEE, ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE, OUR GOAL FOR HOME REPAIR WAS TO SERVE 208 INCOME ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS.

WE, IN FACT, THAT'S THE ORANGE NUMBER, THE BLUE NUMBER, WHICH HAS PRODUCTION, IS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHEN SERVE.

NOW, YOU WILL RECALL THAT NOBODY CAN FORGET THIS COVID HIT US HARD.

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UM, MARCH OF 2020.

AND AS A RESULT, WE HAD ALMOST A STAND STILL IN PRODUCTION FOR SEVERAL MONTHS, AS WE WORKED TO WITH OUR PARTNERS WITH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT, HOW TO SAFELY ADDRESS THESE HOMEWORK REPAIRS, PARTICULARLY WITH OUR CLIENTELE FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM ARE, UM, PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE.

WE'RE PRIMARILY DOING THE SENIORS, UM, WHO OFTEN HAVE, UM, COMPLICATIONS.

SO OUR PRODUCTION FOR THE YEAR WAS 148.

YOU'LL SEE, ALONG THE BOTTOM, THE FIRST, UM, UH, UH, SCREEN THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS ACTUALLY RELATED TO INCOME INFORMATION.

SO OUT OF THOSE HUNDRED AND 48, 86 OF THOSE FOLKS WERE ACTUALLY AT, OR BELOW 30% MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME, 40 OF THE HOUSEHOLDS WERE BETWEEN 30 AND 50 16 OR BETWEEN 50 AND 60 AND THEN SIX.

THIS IS ACTUALLY A MISTAKE.

IT SHOULD SAY 60 TO 80% MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME AND OUR INCOME CAP FOR THIS PROGRAM.

AND ALL OUR HOMEOWNER AIR PROGRAMS IS 80% MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

BUT YOU'LL NOTE THAT DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE CAN GO ALL THE WAY UP TO 80%, WHO WE'RE SERVING IS REALLY SKEWED TO THE LOWER INCOME POPULATIONS.

AND A LOT OF THAT CAN BE ATTRIBUTED TO A COMBINATION OF NEED MARKETING OUTREACH.

WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT FIND, PLEASE, HERE WE GO.

THIS IS ANOTHER, UM, DATA POINT THAT WE GATHER, AND THIS IS RACIAL AND ETHNIC, UM, UH, BREAKDOWN OF THE CLIENTELE THAT WE SERVE.

UM, YOU'LL SEE, AGAIN, 140 FOLKS THAT WE SERVE THIS YEAR THROUGH THE GO REPAIR PROGRAM, APPROXIMATELY.

UM, WE'RE KIND OF EVEN WHEN YOU SPLIT ABOUT A THIRD AFRICAN AMERICAN, A THIRD LATINO AND A THIRD WHITE, THIS IS ALL SELF-REPORTED DATA, UM, THAT WE GATHER AT INTAKE.

WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT TIME.

UM, AND THEN AGAIN, I POINTED OUT THAT DATA THAT WE GATHER, AND THIS IS PRIMARILY, EVEN THOUGH THIS IS NOT A HUD FUNDED PROGRAM, WE GATHERED THIS DATA BECAUSE IT'S RESPONSIVE TO HUD DATA REQUESTS FOR ALL OF OUR OTHER PROGRAMS. UM, SO OUT OF OUR HUNDRED AND 48 HOUSEHOLDS, AND THERE CAN BE A DUPLICATION HERE, 63 ARE FEMALE HEAD OF HOUSEHOLDS, 26 OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AND 83 OUT OF 148 HOUSEHOLDS SERVED OR ELDERLY HOUSEHOLDS.

SO I WALKED YOU THROUGH ALL OF THAT TO SHOW YOU KIND OF WHERE WE'RE HEADED AS A DEPARTMENT, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THE DATA IS INPUT INTO, UM, ESSENTIALLY AN ACCESS DATABASE AND THEN EXTRACTED IN A WAY THAT CAN BE, UH, VISUALLY REPRESENTATIVE OF WHAT THE PRODUCTION OR THE SERVICES THAT WE'RE PROVIDING TO OUR LOW AND MODERATE INCOME HOUSEHOLDS.

UM, AND IT CAN BE IT'S SOMETHING THAT, UM, FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS, UH, DECISION MAKERS, SUCH AS YOURSELF ON BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS OR TO THE COUNCIL MEMBERS, UM, AND AT ANY POINT GO THROUGH AND, UM, AND EXTRACT DATA BASED ON THE SPECIFIC PROGRAMS THAT THEY'RE INTERESTED IN.

AGAIN, THIS IS IN BETA TESTING RIGHT NOW.

WE ARE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT IT.

WE'RE EAGER FOR FEEDBACK, UM, AS WE KIND OF HONE AND PERFECT THIS, UM, BEFORE WE FORMALLY LAUNCH TO THE PUBLIC IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

BUT I DID WANT TO GIVE YOU ALL THAT WELL IN THAT FREEBIE.

AND NOW I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO ERICA TO TALK THROUGH SOME OF ALL THE BLUEPRINT, SCORECARD DATA, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS, ERA CLIQUE, I'M THE DEVELOPMENT OFFICER WITH THE HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

UM, IF YOU CAN GO TO THAT NEXT SLIDE.

SO WE WANTED TO GIVE YOU JUST A VERY BRIEF OVERVIEW OF DATA THAT WE'VE BEEN COLLECTING OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS TO REPORT ON HOW WE'RE DOING IN RELATIONSHIP TO GOALS THAT WERE SET IN THE STRATEGIC HOUSING BLUEPRINT.

UM, WE CAN HAVE A IN-DEPTH CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS AT ANOTHER MEETING, BUT WE WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE INFORMATION IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2018 AND 2019.

AND BASICALLY WE'RE COLLECTING THE DATA, UM, ON MY CALENDAR CALENDAR YEAR BASIS AND REPORTING IT ON THIS CALENDAR YEAR BASIS.

SO THERE WILL BE A LITTLE BIT OF A TIME LAG, UM, SO THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE THE FULL YEARS FOR 2018

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AND 2019.

AND THAT'S WHAT I'LL BE, UM, SHOWING THIS EVENING.

BUT IN THE NEXT, UM, IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, WE'LL ALSO GET UP TO DATE WITH THE FULL YEAR, UH, OF 2020 REPORTING.

UM, IT TOOK US A WHILE TO MAKE SURE TO GET THE METHODOLOGY FOR THIS REPORTING, UM, IN A PLACE WHERE WE FELT COMFORTABLE WITH IT, BECAUSE WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE CONSISTENT WITH THAT METHODOLOGY OVER, OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS.

UM, AND THEN OF COURSE IT ALSO TOOK US A LITTLE WHILE BECAUSE THIS YEAR WAS, UM, AN INCREDIBLY CHALLENGING YEAR DUE TO COVID.

SO IF WE HEAD TO THE NEXT SLIDE, UM, THIS, UH, THAT THE FIRST GOAL IN THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BLUEPRINT WAS TO HAVE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN EVERY CITY COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT.

UM, THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING IS DEFINED AS UNITS UNDER 80% OF THE MEDIAN SERVING HOUSEHOLDS UNDER 80% OF THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

AND FOR EACH COUNCIL DISTRICT, WE HAVE, UM, IDENTIFIED.

THOSE WERE THE NUMBER OF AFFORDABLE UNITS IS MAKING PROGRESS AND THAT'S SHOWN WITH A GREEN, UH, UPWARD FACING TRIANGLE.

UM, SOME DISTRICTS WERE MAKING SLOW PROGRESS THAT SHOWN WITH A YELLOW KIND OF RIGHT TO TURNING A TRIANGLE.

AND WHERE WERE, WHERE WERE NOT, UH, NOT MAKING AS MUCH PROGRESS AS WE'D LIKE, THAT'S A RED TRIANGLE POINTING DOWN.

SO, UM, WHAT WE'RE SHOWING IN THIS PARTICULAR SLIDE IS JUST 2019 PRODUCTION.

UM, BUT ONLINE, WE ALSO HAVE THE 2018 PRODUCTION AND THEN WE HAVE ANOTHER SLIDE THAT SHOWS CUMULATIVE PRODUCTION FOR BOTH 2018 AND 2019.

SO, SO YOU'LL SEE, UM, IN THIS SLIDE THAT IN A COUPLE OF COUNCIL DISTRICTS, DISTRICT TWO AND DISTRICT NINE, UM, WE'VE HAD, UH, WE'VE MADE GOOD PROGRESS IN TERMS OF MEETING THE, FOR THOSE DISTRICTS, BUT YOU'LL SEE THAT IN A NUMBER OF OTHER DISTRICTS, UM, WE HAVE NOT MADE, UH, NOT, NOT MADE MUCH PROGRESS.

SO, SO WE WE'RE, WE'RE TRYING TO SHARE DETAILED INFORMATION, BUT THE, UM, THE TRIANGLES ALSO INDICATE THE GENERAL PROGRESS EACH GOAL.

CAN WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE? SORRY.

SO IN THIS NEXT SLIDE THAT THIS, THIS WILL BE, UM, SHOWING, SHOWING THE CUMULATIVE PROGRESS FOR THE TOTAL NUMBERS OF, UH, HOUSING UNITS PRODUCED, UM, IN TERMS OF HOW WE'RE DOING TO MEET THOSE GOALS.

SO, AS YOU MAY REMEMBER, UM, ONE OF THE GOALS WAS TO CREATE 60,000, UH, UNITS AFFORDABLE AT 80% MFI AND BELOW.

UM, AND THEN ALSO TO CREATE, UM, UNITS AT OTHER MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME LEVELS TO MAKE SURE THAT, UM, SUFFICIENT HOUSING IS BEING PRODUCED IN THE CITY AS A WHOLE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE HOUSING FOR THE FOLKS WHO LIVE HERE.

UM, AND ALSO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S HOUSING FOR, FOR FOLKS WHO MOVING HERE.

UM, SO THUS AS FAR, UM, IN, IN 2018 AND 2019, I TOTAL OF 16,253 UNITS HAVE BEEN CREATED.

UM, AND IF WE GO ONTO SLIDE 11, THE NEXT SLIDE, UM, HMM, WHICH DIVES INTO THE UNITS CREATED AT, OR BELOW 30% MFI 31 TO 60% MFI AND 61 TO 80% MFI.

UM, YOU'LL SEE THAT, UM, WE HAVE CREATED ONLY 118 UNITS AT 30% MFI AND BELOW.

AND, AND THE GOAL SORT OF THE, THE ANNUAL GOAL FOR THAT WAS 2000 UNITS.

UM, BUT AT 31 TO 60% OF THE MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME, WE'VE CREATED 2,691 UNITS.

AND THE GOAL WAS

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2,500 UNITS.

WE'VE ACTUALLY EXCEEDED THE GOAL AT THAT MFI FOR THAT YEAR.

UM, AND THEN IN, UH, 61 TO 80% MFI, UH, AGAIN, WE HAVE, WE HAVE NOT CREATED THAT MANY UNITS, THE MAIN REASON, UM, FOR THE SUCCESS THAT THE 31 TO 60%, UH, IN MY THIGH RANGE IS THAT THAT'S, THAT'S GENERALLY THEN THE HIGH RANGE THAT, UM, THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONDS SERVE IN THE RENTAL MARKET.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE THROUGH THIS DATA THAT THOSE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONDS ARE, ARE ABSOLUTELY HELPING US IN TERMS OF THAT GOAL.

UM, NEXT SLIDE.

UM, SO, AND ACTUALLY WE CAN GO ON ONE MORE.

SO, UM, THIS INFORMATION AND ACTUALLY THE, THE FULL SCORECARDS, WHICH CONTAIN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ARE NOW AVAILABLE ON THE, UM, BLUEPRINT WEBSITE, WHICH IS AUSTIN, TEXAS.GOV/BLUEPRINT.

UM, AND MANDY AND I ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

UM, BUT IF YOU'D LIKE TO DIVE INTO THE BLUEPRINT IN MORE DETAIL, UH, WE'D CERTAINLY BE HAPPY TO COME BACK AND TALK ABOUT THAT.

UH, AGAIN, THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH.

UM, AND ALSO FOR A VERY SUCCINCT PRESENTATION, THAT'S FULL OF DETAIL IF WE'D LIKE TO DRILL DOWN MORE, UM, THAT BEING SAID, I'M SURE THAT, UH, I'M SURE VICE POP, UH, HAS QUESTIONS, UH, IS THAT THE CASE AND ALSO ANYONE ELSE ON THE, UH, PLEASE BE QUEUING UP ANY INQUIRIES THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE? I, I, YOU DEFINITELY HAVE QUESTIONS SO FAR.

I HAVE EIGHT QUESTIONS.

SHALL I PROCEED WITH SOME QUESTIONS? YEAH.

IF YOU, IF YOU COULD AT LEAST START WITH YOUR FIRST ONE OR TWO BEFORE WE SPREAD IT AROUND.

WELL, BEFORE I GET INTO THE QUESTIONS, I WANT TO THANK THE STAFF FOR WORKING ON THIS.

UM, THE, THE FIRST CHART WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST, OVER THE YEARS, UH, WITH THE BASIC INFORMATION, OR, YOU KNOW, IF YOU, IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR, IT'S THERE, BUT IT'S ALSO GOOD THAT YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING THAT WILL BE ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.

I THINK THAT'S REALLY GREAT.

UM, SO ON MY QUESTIONS, THE NUMBER THAT YOU MENTIONED, YOU SAID IT WAS A SIX AND IT SHOULD BE ANOTHER NUMBER.

COULD YOU GO TO SAY WHAT THAT SHOULD BE AGAIN? OH, I THINK THAT WAS ME COMMISSIONER POP.

UM, AND IF I RECALL IT WAS ON THE SLIDE PRESENTATION AND IT'S THE DASHBOARD, UM, THAT WE BREAK OUT BY MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME, AND IT MISTAKENLY SAYS 30, I THINK IT'S 30 TO 50%.

AND THEN I'M SORRY.

UH, ONE, THERE WE GO.

THANK YOU.

UH, AND THEN 50 TO 80%, AND THAT'S NOT THE WAY IT'S BROKEN OUT IN OUR DATA.

IT IS A DISCRETE NUMBERS.

SO ZERO TO 30, 31 TO 50 51 TO 60, AND THEN 61 TO 80% IN THAT THOUGHT.

OH, I SEE.

OKAY.

SO IT'S JUST, UH, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, THIS IS, YOU ALL ARE ACTUALLY THE SECOND GROUP TO SEE THIS.

WE LAUNCHED THIS, UH, LAST WEEK WITH THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN RESOURCE COMMISSION.

UM, AND SO WHEN WE SAY THIS IS IN BETA TESTING, IT REALLY IS ON THE PRODUCTION SUMMARY.

THERE'S A COLUMN TITLED CAPER ADJUSTMENT, CAPER ADJUSTMENT, I THINK IT'S CAPER ADJUSTMENT.

YES.

SO WHAT DOES THAT CALL THEM ABOUT? SO WHEN WE REPORT AS STAFF EACH MONTH, UH, UH, NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE SERVE OR PROJECTS, WE COMPLETE, WE REPORT INTO OUR ACCESS DATABASE AND THAT'S WHAT IS EXTRACTED OUT, BUT YOU'LL RECALL IN THE PAPER, WE'RE ACTUALLY ONLY REPORTING ON OUR FEDERALLY FUNDED PROJECTS.

UM, AND SO YOU'LL SEE A BIG ADJUSTMENT NUMBER UNDER R H E A RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE.

I DON'T HAVE IT IN FRONT OF ME RIGHT NOW, BUT I WANT TO SAY IT WAS LIKE 200 AND SOMETHING WAS ADJUSTED.

UM, AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE IS NOT FEDERALLY FUNDED.

WE DON'T NEED OUR HOMELESS CBBG, UM, FOR THAT, UM, UH, UH, FOR THAT, UM, PROGRAM, UM, EXCLUSIVELY.

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SO PRIMARILY WE ARE USING, UH, NON-FEDERAL FUNDS AND NOTHER REASON FOR AN ADJUSTMENT LOOK AT DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE.

AGAIN, I'M OPERATING OFF OF MEMORY.

UM, BUT I WANT TO SAY OUR GOAL WAS 29 AND W ADJUSTED DOWNWARD TO IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF EIGHT TIME LAG BETWEEN WHEN WE RECORD IT.

SO WHEN IT ACTUALLY COUNTS, SO WE MAY HAVE QUOTE, UNQUOTE, CUT THE CHECK OR DPA ON SEPTEMBER 30TH, BUT IT DIDN'T ACTUALLY GET INTO OUR FINANCE BOOKS UNTIL OCTOBER 3RD.

AND THUS, WE CAN'T COUNT IT IN THIS FISCAL YEAR.

SO IT ROLLS OVER TO THE NEXT FISCAL.

SO IT IS JUST A TECHNICAL, IT'S NOT THAT WE DIDN'T SERVE THOSE PEOPLE.

THE COLUMN SHOWING WHO WE SERVED IS ABSOLUTELY WHO WE SERVE, BUT THERE ARE ADJUSTMENTS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE, UM, IN OUR IDI S SYSTEM, WHEN WE REPORT OUT TO HUD AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ADJUSTMENT.

I SEE, UM, ON THE BLUEPRINT.

SO I THINK THIS IS A HARD QUESTION.

WHAT, WHAT IS THE REMEDY TO THE UNDERPERFORMING DISTRICTS? AND WELL, I'LL COME TO THE OTHER ONE, BUT THE BETTER PERFORMING DISTRICTS, ERICA, I'M HAPPY TO JUMP IN BECAUSE AS WE WERE GOING THROUGH THIS DATA, IT WAS, I'M NOT GOING TO SAY EXCITED, BUT I'LL USE AN EXAMPLE, ONE OF THE UNDERPERFORMING AND BY UNDERPERFORMING, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT HAD THE RED ARROW DOWNWARD, UH, DISTRICT EIGHT.

WE OFTEN HAVE A CHALLENGE GETTING AFFORDABLE OR INCOME, WHICH WITH THE HOUSING INTO DISTRICT EIGHT.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE LEVERAGE POINT FOR OUR GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS FOR LAND ACQUISITION.

SO YOU ALL MAY KNOW THAT WE UTILIZE AS PART OF THE 2018 AFFORDABLE HOUSING BONDS.

WE, UH, UTILIZED, UH, WE WERE ALLOCATED A HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS OUT OF THE $250 MILLION FOR STRATEGIC LAND ACQUISITION.

AND WE FOUND ONCE OUR, OUR ACQUISITION APPROACH BETWEEN HIGH OPPORTUNITY AREAS AND AREAS THAT ARE EXPERIENCING GENTRIFICATION MEANS, UM, IN DECEMBER, IT WENT TO EIGHT AND FC AUSTIN HOUSING FINANCE CORPORATION, OUR VERY FIRST, UH, ACQUISITION EIGHT, A 1.5, UM, SITE IN DISTRICT EIGHT ON CONVICT HILL ROAD.

UM, ACTUALLY VERY RARE IN DISTRICT EIGHT WITHIN PROXIMITY OF A BUS ROUTE.

UM, AND SO WE'RE REALLY PLEASED.

I'M NOT SAYING YOU'RE GOING TO SEE AFFORDABLE HOUSING NERATINIB YEAR, TWO YEARS.

IT MAY TAKE THREE TO FIVE YEARS.

UM, BUT OUR GOAL WITH OUR STRATEGIC, UH, LAND ACQUISITION IS TO ACQUIRE THE PROPERTY AND THEN PUT IT OUT FOR DISPOSITION OR FOR A SOLICITATION, UM, FOR A NON-PROFIT OR FOR-PROFIT DEVELOPER TO DEVELOP AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR THEM.

UM, SO I JUST USE THAT AS AN EXAMPLE, BECAUSE THAT REALLY HIGHLIGHTED FOR ME.

UM, I SEE DISTRICT EIGHT IN, DOWN IN NUMBERS.

UM, I KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOMETHING COMING ONLINE IN THE FUTURE.

UM, SAME WITH DISTRICT 10.

WE HAVE, UM, HOUSING UNITS THAT ARE COMING ONLINE THROUGH THE GROWTH HUD, UM, THAT WILL BUMP UP OUR NUMBERS.

THOSE ARE BEGINNING TO COME ONLINE THIS CALENDAR YEAR.

UM, AND THEN I LOOK AT DISTRICT FOUR.

I KNOW WE HAVE SOME PROJECTS THAT WE'RE EITHER SUBSIDIZING OR INCENTIVIZING THAT AGAIN ARE COMING ONLINE.

AND WE ALSO PURCHASED, UH, AN ASSEMBLAGE OF TWO ADJACENT PARCELS, WHICH AGAIN, WE'LL PUT OUT FOR THIS POSITION IN DISTRICT TWO, THERE HAVE BEEN COMPLAINTS FROM PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD THAT THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF CITIES, SUBSIDIZED, AFFORDABLE HOUSING THAT'S BEEN LOCATED THERE.

THIS IS A VERY HIGH LEVEL.

IT DOESN'T REALLY GET AT THAT KIND OF ISSUE, BUT DO YOU HAVE A COMMENT ON OUR, ARE WE MAKING IT TOO EASY TO LOCATE IN AREAS THAT ALREADY HAVE A LOT OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING? I THINK REGARDING, UM, OUR, UH, OUR DIRECT INVESTMENT, WE ARE VERY, WE HAVE SET UP A VERY, UM, RIGOROUS PROCESS.

UM, OUR QUARTERLY APPLICATION PROCESS WHEREBY WE ARE LOOKING AT, UM, APPLICATIONS FROM DEVELOPERS THROUGH A VARIETY OF LENSES.

UH, AND SOME OF THOSE LENSES INCLUDE

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WHETHER OR NOT, UH, AT A SITE.

SOME SITE IS LOCATED IN A GENTRIFYING AREA OR AN AREA OF RISK DISPLACEMENT.

AND I KNOW THAT DISTRICT TOO.

UM, AS A LOT OF THOSE AREAS, IF YOU LOOK AT THE UT UPROOTED REPORT, WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT, UM, PROPOSED PROJECTS THAT HAVE A QUOTE NEXION TO, UH, PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION NOW PROJECT.

AND AS AN EXAMPLE, UH, ANOTHER RECENT LAND ACQUISITION IS, AND THIS WAS APPROVED BY EIGHT 15 ON DECEMBER 10.

WE HAVE THREE ADJACENT PARCELS, THE FOLLOWING LANE.

THIS IS ACTUALLY IN DISTRICT TWO, EVEN THOUGH IT'S WEST OF 35, UM, THREE ADJACENT PARCELS ON COLUMN LENA POLLEN AND SLAUGHTER, WHICH IS RIGHT AT THE INTERSECTION OF A PROJECT NEXT STOP AND RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM A BRAND NEW, UH, VERY FANCY HEB.

UM, SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT, I MEAN, THE DISTRICTS ARE ALL VERY DIVERSE, RIGHT? DISTRICT TWO GOES WEST OF .

THERE ARE SOME HIGH OPPORTUNITY AREAS EXPERIENCING SANCTIFICATION, AND WE'RE TRYING TO LOOK AT ALL OF OUR INCENTIVE OR SUBSIDY OR ACQUISITION IN A VERY NUANCED WAY.

AND THEN THE LAST QUESTION I HAVE ON THE, WE'RE GETTING A LOT OF PROPERTY UNITS.

I'M GETTING A LOT OF GARBLED FEEDBACK HERE.

UM, A LOT OF UNITS IN THE 30 TO 60% CAP THAT MAYBE YOU ALSO HAVE TAX CREDITS TIED TO THEM.

I DON'T KNOW, AND NOT AS MANY UNITS IN THE ZERO TO 30, WHAT'S THE REMEDY FOR GETTING MORE IN THE ZERO TO 30 CATEGORY, SO THAT BONDS ARE ATTACHED TO THOSE, BUT BONDS ARE NOT, ARE RGO.

BONDS ARE NOT, UM, DON'T HAVE INCOME RESTRICTIONS LIKE THAT.

SO WHAT'S THE, OUR GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS, OR ACTUALLY ANY FUNDING THAT GOES THROUGH OUR HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE.

SO RENTAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM IS CAPPED.

WE ONLY SUBSIDIZE AT 50% OR BELOW WE INCENTIVIZE.

SO WE PUT EXTRA MONEY IN TO GET THOSE 30% OF UNITS, OR THOSE 30% UNITS ARE CERTAINLY A CHALLENGE.

THEY'RE MORE EXPENSIVE BECAUSE A DEVELOPER IS GROWING FUTURE REVENUE, RIGHT? OR A PERIOD OF A MINIMUM OF 40 YEARS.

UM, WE WORK HARD TO GET OUR 30% UNITS, BUT WE DON'T HAVE AS MANY 30% AND BELOW AS WE DO THE 30 TO 50%, WHICH WAS EVIDENCED IN THOSE STRATEGIC HOUSING PAPER AND DATA.

BUT TAX CREDIT PROGRAM GOES UP TO 60% MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

SO THERE ARE THE 50 TO 60% THAT ARE JUST STRAIGHT, PLAIN VANILLA TAX CREDIT, UM, UH, TAX CREDIT UNIONS.

BUT I WILL SAY IN TERMS OF THE REMEDY, I SEE TWO DIFFERENT REMEDIES THAT WE'RE REALLY WORKING ON.

UM, ONE IS ADDITIONAL SUBSIDY OR OUR 30% AND BELOW UNIT, AND WE ARE DOING THAT.

AND I'LL USE AS AN EXAMPLE, UM, ASPERO AT RUTLAND, WHICH IS A RECENTLY APPROVED, UM, DEVELOPMENT.

THAT'S A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE CASINO GROUP, WHICH IS A NATIONAL OR PROFIT LOW-INCOME HOUSING TAX CREDIT DEVELOPER, AND, UM, CARITAS VERITAS OF BOSTON THAT PROPOSED PROJECT IS IN DISTRICT FOUR ON RUTLAND DRIVE WILL BE 171 UNITS.

UM, AND A HUNDRED OF THOSE ARE GOING TO BE CONTINUUM OF CARE UNITS.

SO THEY ARE GOING TO BE TAKING FOLKS DIRECTLY OFF THE COORDINATED ASSESSMENT.

UM, WE PUT IN THE CITY OF AUSTIN, AUSTIN HOUSING CORPORATION COMMITTED TO UP TO $8.5 MILLION FOR THAT PROJECT.

ALL OF THE UNITS WERE VIRTUALLY ALL OF THE UNITS ARE 50% AND BELOW THIS IS THE LARGEST SUBSIDY WE'VE EVER PROVIDED TO A DEVELOPMENT.

HOWEVER, IT'S SERVING PRIMARILY PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS OR EXITING HOMELESSNESS.

IT'S 171 UNITS ON TOP OF THAT, WHERE WE HAVE OUR CHALLENGE WITH OUR 30% AND BELOW IS EVEN THE 30% RENT OR THE 50% RENT OR ANY TAX CREDIT RENT AND BE OUT OF REACH FOR LOW WAGE WORKERS.

AND CERTAINLY FOR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS, PEOPLE ON FIXED INCOMES.

AND SO WE LAUNCHED, UM, A, UM, A LOCAL HOUSING VOUCHER, UH, BECAUSE WE HAVE SO FEW FEDERAL SUBSIDIES OR, UH, PROVIDE WHAT WAS FORMALLY KNOWN AS SECTION EIGHT, BUT HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHERS OR PROJECT

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BASED VOUCHERS.

WE LAUNCHED THAT AS A CITY UTILIZING OUR OWN FUNDING FROM THE HOUSING PRESS FUND.

AND WE AWARDED TO THE ASPERO RUTLAND PROJECT, OUR VERY FIRST HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER TO ENABLE FOLKS WITH NO TO EXTREMELY LOW INCOME, TO LIVE IN A BRAND NEW PROPERTY.

WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT AT THE SAME TIME, THE HOUSING AUTHORITY HAS RECEIVED A NEW ALLOCATION OF MAINSTREAM ALVIN VOUCHERS, AS WELL AS THEY HAVE WITHOUT OR SOLICITATION, UM, A HUNDRED HOUSING.

WHAT WILL BE PROJECT-BASED VOUCHERS FOR, UM, UH, FOCUSED ON THE CONTINUUM OF CARE OR PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESS.

SO THERE IS, I'M GOING TO SAY A MOVEMENT AFOOT.

WE'RE SEEING A LOT MORE, UM, POSSIBILITY OF INVESTMENT IN THOSE WHO ARE AT THE LOWEST OF THE LOW INCOME, EXTREMELY LOW INCOME AT, OR BELOW 30% MEDIAN FAMILY INCOME.

SO I DO SEE, UH, THAT WE WILL BE MAKING PROGRESS IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU FOR THE ANSWERS AND THANK YOU FOR THE DATA.

IT'S REALLY GOOD TO SEE THIS DATA AGAIN, AND KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A, UM, PUBLIC ACCESSIBILITY APPROACH AS WELL.

WE WE'RE REALLY FOCUSED ON COMMUNICATING THE WORK WE'RE DOING.

WE'RE EAGER FOR THE FEEDBACK.

AND I SHOULD SAY, I THINK I SAW SOMEWHERE IN THE MEETING ONLINE, UM, ZACHARY STERN, NEW, UH, REALLY MADE OUR VISION REALITY THROUGH THIS DATA, THIS POWER BI DASHBOARD, WHICH I CANNOT EXPLAIN, BUT I JUST KNOW IT'S GONNA DO, UM, IT'S GONNA CHECK AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO VERY EASILY DO QUARTERLY REPORTS TO CDC THAT ARE VISUALLY APPEALING, COMMUNICATE OUR, OUR PRODUCTION, UM, IN A WAY THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO GET MORE FEEDBACK, MORE QUESTIONS, MORE PRODUCTIVE FEMALES.

GREAT, MR. CHAIR, THOSE ARE MY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU, VICE CHAIR.

THANK YOU.

UH, ALSO OUR KIND OF MANDATE FOR, FOR ANSWERING THOSE, UH, UM, AND ALSO BE THE INTRODUCTION OF THAT DASHBOARD.

I SAW, UH, COMMISSIONER MAHEA WITH HIS HAND UP AND THEY KNOW A CONCERN DELGADO WHO RECENTLY JOINED US ALSO HAS A QUESTION TO FOLLOW THAT.

UM, MR. MCGEE, THANK YOU BOTH.

THANK YOU, ERICA.

THANK YOU, MANDY.

UM, YEAH, I THINK I, I THINK I ALSO ECHO, UH, COMMISSIONER POP'S COMMENTS THAT TRANSPARENCY AND, AND, UH, MORE VISUAL ACCESS IS, IS A HUGE LEAP FORWARD.

AND I'M REALLY GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

I KNOW THAT'S NOT EASY.

UM, I THINK, UH, YEAH, W WHAT I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND IS ZEROING IN, ON DISTRICT TWO, WHICH WAS ONE OF THE TRENDING UPWARD.

SO THE, THAT WOULD, THAT STATISTIC INDICATES THAT 115 ADDITIONAL, UH, AFFORDABLE UNITS AT THE DEFINITION OF 80% MFI WERE CREATED IN FYI 20, 19, 2020, THAT CORRECT IN DISTRICT TO BUILD NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.

IS THAT CORRECT? SO THIS, THIS IS ERICA LEAK.

UM, SO, SO ACTUALLY, AND I THINK WE'RE LOOKING AT SLIDE NINE.

UM, IT'S ACTUALLY THAT 518 UNITS, UM, WERE BUILT IN THAT