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IT IS 6 49.

AND I DO BELIEVE THAT LET'S SEE IF WE COULD SHOW HER, DO WE NEED TO SHOW OUR FACES FOR THE QUORUM? ARE WE GOOD? I THINK WE'RE GOOD.

JUST WHEN SPEAKING FOR SURE.

OKAY.

JUST, UH, UH, SO IT'S MAKE IT SIX 50 AT SIX 50.

WE ARE CALL I'M CALLING TO ORDER THE MAY 10TH MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION.

AS I KNOW, SORRY, COMMISSIONER, I MEAN SHARE WITH 20 LISA RODRIGUEZ.

I JUST WANT TO CHIME IN THAT UNTIL WE HAVE THE FACES ON THE SCREEN.

WE CANNOT COUNT THEM AS PRESENT.

SO THAT'S A DIRECTION FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK.

GOT IT.

THERE WE GO.

WE'VE GOT FACES ON SCREENS AND UH, THANK YOU ALL.

UH, WITH THAT BEING SAID, UH, I THINK THE TIME IS SIX 50 STILL, AND WE'RE CALLING THIS MEETING OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION TO ORDER ON MAY 10TH.

THE

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL]

FIRST ITEM IS PUBLIC COMMUNICATION.

DO WE HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, JESSE? WE DO.

UH, WE HAVE BETO ESCOBAR HERNANDEZ JR.

VERY GOOD.

BETO WELCOME.

HELLO.

I'M SORRY.

I'M NOT QUITE PREPARED.

UM, BUT MY NAME IS PEDRO HERNANDEZ AND UM, I WANT TO PULL THAT AND I AM ALSO A RESIDENT OF THE MONTOPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND, AND, UM, I AM, UM, WENT IN TO SPEAK TODAY ABOUT, UM, THE FAIR FARES, UM, MOVEMENT CAMPAIGN.

AND IT IS BASICALLY I HAVE A VIDEO PRESENTATION FOR YOU GUYS.

UM, IF YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND PLAY THAT JESSE WE'LL DO WORDS TO ENSURE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO PROJECT.

JOIN FIDELITY, FAIR FAIRS, EQUITY CAMPAIGN.

THE FAIR FAIR'S EQUITY CAMPAIGN WORKS TO ENSURE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO PROJECT CONNECTS LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM EQUITY IN RAIL AND BUS FARES ENSURES ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE TRANSPORTATION FOR EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY.

EQUITY MEANS THE SAME FARES AND THE SAME BENEFITS FOR ALL AUSTINITES TODAY.

A DAY PASS FOR BUS SERVICE IS $2 AND 50 CENTS.

WHILE A RAIL DAY PASS IS $7 A MONTH.

BUS PASS IS $20 WHILE MONTHLY RAIL PASS IS $99.

PROPOSED RAIL FARES WILL COST FIVE TIMES MORE THAN BUS FARES MAKING IT ECONOMICALLY INEQUITABLE FOR BUS RIDERS TO ACCESS RAIL SERVICE, THE EXTREMELY EXPENSIVE RAIL FAIR PRICE PERPETUATES RACE AND CLASS-BASED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST THOSE RELY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

AUSTINITES DESERVE A FAIR DISTRIBUTION OF TRANSPORTATION RESOURCES.

LET'S MAKE SURE THAT LOW-INCOME AND PEOPLE OF COLOR HAVE FAIR ACCESS TO PROJECT CONNECT LIGHT RAIL TRANSIT SYSTEM.

GET INVOLVED.

JOIN FOR THIS FAIR AFFAIRS EQUITY CAMPAIGN TODAY SIGNED A PETITION@WWWDOTAUSTIN.ORG JOINED FOR THE FAKE.

THANK YOU NOW.

UM, I JUST WANT TO GO AHEAD AND READ THE LETTER THAT WE'RE SENDING TO, UM, THE CEO, RANDY CLARK, AND IT IS, UM, DEAR RANDY, CLARK'S S C O A CAPITAL MENSTRUAL.

YOU ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE DECISIONS AND ACTIONS TAKEN BY CAPITAL METRO.

THEREFORE WE ARE WRITING TO YOU TO DEMAND EQUITY AND FAIR PRICES FOR PROJECT CONNECT AUSTIN'S NEW LIGHT RAIL.

YOU STATE THAT YOUR GOAL IS TO CREATE A COMPREHENSIVE TRANSIT SYSTEM EXPANSION THAT WOULD TRANSFORM AUSTIN INTO ONE OF THE MOST SUSTAINABLE, INCLUSIVE AND INNOVATIVE REGIONS IN THE COUNTRY.

THIS PROJECT WAS CREATED AND FUNDED ON THE RHETORIC THAT IT WILL CENTER AND EXPAND EQUITY IN AUSTIN.

ADDITIONALLY, PROJECT CONNECT IS TO BE EVALUATED BY THE EQUITY TOOLS USING THE EQUITY FRAMEWORK.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO EVALUATE WHO THE LIGHT ROLE IS SERVING AND YOUR URL.

YOUR RAIL FAIR PRICES ARE UNAFFORDABLE.

THEY ARE $7 FOR A DAILY PASS, AS OPPOSED TO TWO 50 FOR A DAY BACK DAY BUS PASS, WHICH MEANS THAT WORKING CLASS COMMUNITIES OF COLOR ARE UNABLE TO RIDE THE LIGHT RAIL.

THIS IS TEXTBOOK DEFINITION OF RACE BASED DISCRIMINATION AS THE HIGH COST OF IS AN INEVITABLE INEQUITABLE BARRIER FOR LOW INCOME AND COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

AND IT IS ALSO PRECISELY THOSE LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND SALTS AND WHO RELY ON PUBLIC TRANSPORT FOR GOING TO WORK SCHOOL, RUNNING ERRANDS, ET CETERA, AND THEREFORE NEED ACCESS TO THIS FORM OF TRANSPORTATION.

MORE SO THAN CHOICE WRITERS.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO LOWER THE RAIL PRICE FROM SEVEN TO TWO 15 TO MATCH THE COST OF A DAILY BUS PASS.

THIS IS CRUCIAL IN ORDER FOR PROJECT CONNECT TO BE ACCESSIBLE AND INCLUSIVE.

AND, UM, JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, I AM NOT A CHOICE RIDER.

I AM

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A A FIGHTER.

SO THAT IS MY MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION, UM, TO DO EVERYTHING, TO DO MY ERRANDS, TO GO TO WORK, WHAT NOT.

SO WE JUST WENT TO GET HELP WITH THE, UM, WITH THIS CAMPAIGN AND IF HE CAN HELP WE'LL THEN COME BACK THIS INJUSTICE BY SIGNING OUR PETITION.

UM, WE WILL BE TAKING THIS TO THE KENT METRO BOARD.

AND AGAIN, THAT WEBSITE IS WWW.AUSTIN.ORG TO SIGN THAT PETITION.

THANK YOU GUYS.

THANK YOU, PEDRO, DO WE HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM THE OTHER COMMISSIONERS? WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU JOINING US BETTER.

THANK YOU FOR THE VIDEO AND ALSO FOR DIRECTION, UH, TO THE VIEWING AUDIENCE IN AS MUCH AS HOW THEY CAN TAKE ACTION.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

HAVE A GOOD ONE, JESSE.

THAT WAS THE LAST SPEAKER.

FRED WAS THE LAST SPEAKER.

GREAT WITH THAT.

WE WILL MOVE TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM.

WE'RE GOING TO DO A LITTLE BIT OF MOVING AROUND.

UM, WELL IT'S CUSTOMARY

[1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

TO APPROVE THE OLD MINUTES.

SO AFTER REVIEWING THEM, IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO OFFER A MOTION, I'D BE HAPPY TO TAKE THAT.

MOTION ON THE FLOOR FROM VICE-CHAIR POP.

THANK YOU SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER SLOAN.

ANY DISCUSSION ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE.

RAISE YOUR HANDS.

AYE.

AYE.

ALL OPPOSED ANY ABSTAINING, PLEASE DO SO VOCALLY.

OKAY.

THE MINUTES PASS OR THEY'RE APPROVED, THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM WILL BE FIVE

[5d. Hold annual CDC officer elections]

D WE'RE GOING TO QUICKLY MOVE THAT UP, WHICH IS HOLDING ANNUAL CDC OFFICER ELECTIONS.

WE HAVE A PRETTY LIMITED GROUP WITH US NOW.

HOWEVER, IT IS NOT A GOOD LOOK TO KEEP BUMPING THIS, UH, AT LEAST FROM THE, UH, CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR STANDPOINT, UM, ON THE AGENDA.

SO HAPPY TO HEAR FROM THIS GROUP, IF YOU'D RATHER POSTPONE IT OR IF WE WOULD RATHER DO IT NOW, IF WE WOULD RATHER DO IT NOW, UH, WE'LL PROCEED.

SO I'D LIKE TO JUST GET THIS OUT OF GET THIS TAKEN CARE OF VICE CHAIR.

OH YES.

I NOMINATE, UH, OUR CURRENT CHAIR I MADE BEEN WANTING TO BE OUR CHAIR.

IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GETTING INTO THIS.

UH, THANK YOU.

A VICE-CHAIR POP.

WE HAVE A NOMINATION FOR CHAIR A THAT'S MYSELF.

I MEAN A 20.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS FOR CHAIR? I THINK LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET ALL THESE NOMINATIONS IN.

OKAY.

DO WE HAVE ANY NOMINATE? WELL, LET'S GO AHEAD.

DO A AND VOTE AT SOUNDS LIKE THAT'S A MOTION.

I'M NOT SURE I MIGHT NEED SOME HELP HERE.

UH, DO WE JUST VOTE? UH, OR DO I NEED, UH, DOES THE NOMINATION COUNT AS A MOTION, JESSE? I WOULD SAY IF THERE'S NO OTHER NOMINATIONS, THEN YOU WOULD MOTION TO VOTE.

OKAY.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO VOTE ON VICE-CHAIR PUMPS, DOMINATION OF THE 20 FOR CHAIR MOVE BY VICE-CHAIR PUB I'LL SECOND IT TO MAKE THIS GO FASTER.

ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE.

ANY OPPOSED? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

ANY OPPOSED? ANY ABSTAINING, PLEASE MAKE IT KNOWN VOCALLY IF NECESSARY.

THANK YOU.

THAT PASSES.

LET'S COLLECT NOMINATIONS FOR VICE CHAIR.

I NOMINATE VICE CHAIR SITTING.

VICE-CHAIR POP A

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TO B POINT OF ORDER, UH, FROM VICE-CHAIR POP, WHICH I DON'T KNOW BETTER THAN TO CONTEST.

SO I'LL COMMISSIONER SLOAN.

UH, I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE VICE CHAIR, PROP AS VICE CHAIR.

BLESS YOU, COMMISSIONER SLOAN, UH, WITH THE NOMINATION FOR VICE-CHAIR POP.

UM, CAN WE GET A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO VOTE FOR THAT NOMINATION? I MAKE THE MOTION TO SECOND SLOAN'S OKAY.

GREAT.

COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

UH, SO, UH, COMMISSIONER SLOAN, I'M TAKING THAT AS A MOTION FROM YOU TO VOTE ON VICE-CHAIR POPS NOMINATION WITH A SECOND FROM COMMISSIONER THOMPSON, ALL IN FAVOR, SAY AYE, OR RAISE YOUR HAND BRILLIANT.

ANY OPPOSED? ANY ABSTAINING.

OKAY.

THAT PASSES.

CONGRATULATIONS, VICE CHAIR.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE.

THANK YOU.

WE WILL MOVE TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM AND FORGIVE ME FOR A LITTLE BIT OF SHUFFLING, BUT WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO ACCOMMODATE THE SCHEDULES OF THE STAFF WHO WERE KIND ENOUGH TO JOIN US AND HAVE VERY, VERY MANY OBLIGATIONS.

UH, WE'LL MOVE FIVE EIGHT

[5a. Briefing and discussion on public housing from the Housing Authoritiy City of Austin]

UP TO THE TOP, UH, BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION ON PUBLIC HOUSING FROM THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF CITY OF AUSTIN.

UH, WE HAVE SYLVIA BLANCA HERE WITH US TODAY.

UH, THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR JOINING US SYLVIA.

UH, AND ALSO THANK YOU ON HALO FOR ALLOWING US TO DEFER YOUR PRESENTATION TO AFTER THIS DISCUSSION AFTER YOU SYLVIA.

GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

CAN YOU, IS IT ON IT'S ON OR NOT? COMMISSIONER THOMPSON? YOU WERE SAYING YOU HEARD, UH, SYLVIA.

OKAY.

SHE SAID SHE HEARD YOU OKAY.

ONLINE, SO, OKAY.

SHE'S NOW SHE'S DOUBLE FISTING.

OKAY.

UM, GOOD IN ME.

IS THAT GOOD? ALL RIGHT.

THIS ONE OFF, RIGHT? LET ME TURN THIS ONE UP.

THERE WE GO.

ALL RIGHT.

WELL, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION TO, UM, JOIN YOU THIS EVENING TO PROVIDE YOUR BRIEF UPDATE ON SOME VERY EXCITING PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE UNDERWAY AT THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AND, UH, SO WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO START OFF WITH IS A, A QUICK UPDATE ON THE, UH, CHALMERS COURTS MASTER PLAN.

SO, UH, SHOULD I JUST GO AHEAD AND KIND OF DIRECT, UH, WHEN TO CHANGE THE SLIDE? OKAY.

YEAH.

AND, AND JUST TO, TO CHIME IN, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE PROFUNDITY OF THE PRESENCE OF THE BACKUP THAT YOU SHARED WITH US AND THE, AND THE PRESENTATION.

I THINK IT'S SUPER HELPFUL AND WE LEARNED LAST MONTH, WHAT A PACKED AGENDA CAN DO, UH, TO ALL OF US IN THIS ROOM.

SO PLEASE DON'T FEEL COMPELLED TO NECESSARILY GO TOO DEEPLY INTO EACH LEVEL WOULD BE HAPPY TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS FOR CLARIFICATION.

THANK YOU, SYLVIA.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

SO, YES.

UH, WELL START WITH, UH, AND I'M SORRY, I DON'T KNOW IF I EVEN GAVE YOU MY NAME, SYLVIA BLANCO, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER FOR THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF AUSTIN.

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR THE INVITATION.

UH, SO WHAT YOU SEE BEFORE YOU IS THE, UH, ORIGINAL CHALMERS COURTS, UH, ONE OF THE FIRST PUBLIC HOUSING PROPERTIES, UM, IN THE COUNTRY UNDER THE U S HOUSING ACT OF 1937.

UH, SO CHALMERS COURTS WAS BUILT BACK IN 1939 AND HAD 158 UNITS.

AND, UM, AT, IN TIMES OF SEGREGATION, IT WAS ACTUALLY, UM, BUILT FOR ANGLO FAMILIES.

WE HAD TWO OTHER PROPERTIES THAT WERE BUILT AROUND THE SAME TIME ROSEWOOD COURTS, WHICH WAS DESIGNATED FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILIES AND SAMANTHA COURTS, WHICH WAS DESIGNATED FOR, UH, MEXICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES.

UH, SO WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE HERE, UH, BEFORE YOU AS CHALMERS COURTS? AND, UM, AGAIN, BACK IN THE 1930S, IT WAS NOT BUILT WITH AIR CONDITIONING.

UH, SO NO CENTRAL AIR, UH, BARRACK STYLE TYPE OF, OF CONSTRUCTION, UH, DEFINITELY, UM, NOT UP TO MODERN STANDARDS.

AND SO, UH, IT WAS TIME, IT WAS DEFINITELY TIME FOR A REFRESH OF TRAUMAS COURTS.

AND SO WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS BROKEN THAT DOWN INTO THREE PHASES.

[00:15:01]

SO IF YOU WANT TO MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, IT SHOWS YOU JUST A LITTLE BIT OF A, SORT OF A MASTER PLAN.

THIS IS LOCATED, UM, ALONG BETWEEN CHICKEN AND KOMAL AT A THIRD STREET AND FOURTH STREET.

UH, SO RIGHT IN THE HEART OF EAST AUSTIN AND, UH, WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR DEVELOPER PARTNER, CARLTON COMPANIES, WE ARE GOING FROM 158 UNITS TO CLOSE TO 400 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

SO WE'RE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT BRINGING MORE DEEPLY AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR, FOR FAMILIES.

AND WE ANTICIPATE TO FINISH ALL THREE PHASES BY 2023.

SO BY, BY NEXT YEAR, FINGERS CROSSED, WE WILL HAVE ALL 308 98 ON THE GROUND.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

SO PHASE ONE IS PATHWAYS AT CHALMERS SOUTH, AND THAT IS, UH, AT THE INTERSECTION OF EAST SECOND STREET AND CHALMERS AVENUE.

THAT'S 86 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS.

AND, UM, THAT CAME ONLINE BACK IN THE SUMMER OF 2019.

UM, AND THIS ONE WAS ACTUALLY BUILT, UM, AS RELOCATION HOUSING TO AVOID ANY DISPLACEMENT OF OUR FAMILIES AS PART OF THE OVERALL CONSTRUCTION PLAN.

SO WE WERE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT DOING THAT.

IT WAS LAND THAT WE ALREADY OWNED.

IT WAS ACTUALLY A FORMER ADMINISTRATION BUILDING BACK, UH, AT 1640 EAST SECOND STREET.

SO WE WERE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO KEEP ALL OF OUR FAMILIES VERY CLOSE AND, AND AVOID DISPLACEMENT.

UH, NEXT SLIDE, YOU WILL SEE THE SECOND PHASE, WHICH HAS ALSO BEEN COMPLETED, AND THIS IS PATHWAYS AT CHALMERS COURTS EAST.

AND THIS IS ON THE CORNER OF, UM, CHALMERS AVENUE AND EAST THIRD STREET.

UH, THIS CREATED 156 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AND, UH, THIS ONE CAME ONLINE IN SPRING OF 2021.

SO, UM, EARLY LAST YEAR, AND THIS ONE ALSO INCLUDES, UM, 80, UH, PROJECT-BASED SECTION EIGHT UNITS AND 50, UH, PROJECT-BASED VOUCHERS AS WELL.

UM, AND SO THAT ONE AGAIN IS, IS FULLY OCCUPIED, VERY EXCITED ABOUT BRINGING THAT ONE ONLINE.

WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A DELAY BECAUSE OF A WINTER STORM URI, WHICH REITS HAVOC ON, ON SOME, UH, SOME PIPES AND PLUMBING THERE, BUT WE'RE, WE'RE FULLY OCCUPIED.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND HERE'S JUST A FEW MORE SNAPSHOTS OF CHALMERS EAST SHOWING, UH, THE COURTYARD AREA, UH, SOME, SOME BEAUTIFUL PLAYSCAPES SCAPES, VERY, VERY FAMILY-FRIENDLY.

AND, UM, WE ALSO HAVE A GREAT AMENITY THAT WILL BE, UM, COMING ONLINE, HOPEFULLY BY, BY THE FALL OF THIS YEAR, IF YOU CAN MOVE OVER TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO, UM, THIS SHOWS A RENDERING OF A COMMUNITY CARE CLINIC THAT IS COMING TO CHALMERS, UH, EAST AND IT'S IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNITY CARE AND CENTRAL HEALTH.

UH, SO IT'S ACTUALLY TWO OF OUR ORIGINAL BUILDINGS AND WE ARE GOING TO BE REPURPOSING THAT FOR MEDICAL AND DENTAL SERVICES FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO WE ARE HOPING TO, AGAIN, UM, OPEN UP THOSE CLINICS BY ABOUT, UH, FALL OF THIS YEAR.

SO WE'RE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT BRINGING THIS MUCH NEEDED SERVICE TO, TO NOT ONLY CHALMERS COURTS FAMILIES, BUT, UM, THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY AS WELL.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THIS IS JUST A NICE, A SNAPSHOT OF THE GROUNDBREAKING THAT HAPPENED, UM, EARLIER THIS MONTH.

WE'RE ACTUALLY LAST MONTH NOW, UH, ON APRIL 4TH.

AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US, MR. CHAIR, UH, FOR THAT GREAT EVENT.

UH, AND SO THE RESIDENTS ARE JUST VERY, VERY EXCITED ABOUT, ABOUT THIS AMENITY THAT WILL LITERALLY BE, UM, AT, AT, AT THEIR BACK DOOR.

SO, UM, HEALTH OUTCOMES FOR OUR FAMILIES, UM, ARE, ARE GOING TO BE VASTLY IMPROVED.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND, UH, LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS PHASE THREE, WHICH IS PATHWAYS AT CHALMERS WEST.

DO YOU SEE A RENDERING OF IT, UH, RIGHT HERE, THIS WILL BE, UM, AT THE CORNER OF CHALMERS.

AND, UH, AND, AND C'MON, UH, WHAT YOU SEE HERE IN THIS RENDERING WILL BE THE FUTURE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, WHICH WILL BE PROVIDING ONSITE AFTER-SCHOOL AND SUMMER PROGRAMMING FOR, FOR THE KIDDOS AT CHALMERS WEST.

AND THIS WILL ALSO CREATE 156 UNITS OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

UM, SO WE JUST KICKED OFF CONSTRUCTION,

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UM, SUMMER OF 21 AND EXPECTED COMPLETION WILL BE SPRING OF 2023.

AND THIS WILL ALSO INCLUDE 28 PROJECT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE UNITS AND 100 PROJECT BASED VOUCHERS.

UM, AND I DO WANT TO EXTEND AN INVITATION TO EACH ONE OF YOU TO JOIN US MAY 20TH, WHICH IS A FRIDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

WE ARE GOING TO BE HAVING A HUGE CELEBRATION, A DUAL CELEBRATION OF, UM, A GRAND OPENING OF CHALMERS EAST AND A GROUNDBREAKING OF CHALMERS WEST.

SO WE HOPE TO SEE YOU OUT THERE.

AND, UH, IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE INVITATION COME THROUGH YOUR EMAIL, UH, PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE ALL CORDIALLY INVITED IT'S, UH, UH, A MORNING EVENT IN CASE IT'S GOING TO BE NICE AND BALMY OUT.

SO 9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM AT THE CORNER OF CHALMERS AVENUE AND EAST THIRD.

CAN'T MISS US SO HOPE TO SEE ALL OF YOU THERE.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO THIS GRAPH HERE JUST BASICALLY GIVES YOU A BREAKDOWN OF THAT, THE UNITS BASED ON BEDROOM SIZE.

SO THE ONES, TWOS, THREES, AND FOURS, WE, UH, OBVIOUSLY, UH, RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF MAKING SURE WE HAVE A HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN, UH, LARGER FAMILIES.

SO, UM, YOU WILL SEE THAT WE'VE GOT, UM, A TOTAL OF 24, 4 BEDROOM UNITS, 43 THREES, A HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOUR, TWO BEDROOMS, AND A HUNDRED NINETY SEVEN ONE BEDROOM UNITS.

UM, AND, AND THAT WAS ALSO BASED ON, UM, JUST OUR OVERALL WAITING LIST FOR, FOR HOUSING ASSISTANCE.

UH, WE, WE DO HAVE A LARGE NUMBER OF SENIORS, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES, UH, SINGLE OCCUPANTS WHO ARE, ARE NEEDING HOUSING ASSISTANCE.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE REFLECT, UH, QUITE A FEW ONE, ONE BEDROOMS TO, TO MEET THAT NEED IN THE COMMUNITY.

UH, BUT AGAIN, MORE THAN HALF OF OUR UNITS ARE, UM, LARGER THAN, THAN ONE BEDROOM, AGAIN, TO, TO REFLECT THE NEED TO SERVE OUR FAMILIES AS WELL.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THIS SHOWS YOU THE BREAKDOWN OF THE AFFORDABILITY OF THE UNITS.

AGAIN, YOU SEE A MIXTURE OF, UH, 30%, 50% AND 60%, UM, MFI UNITS, AS WELL AS A SPRINKLING OF MARKET UNITS.

AND THE REASON FOR THE MARKET UNITS WAS REALLY TO MAKE SURE THAT, UM, AS OUR FAMILIES CONTINUE TO, UH, ACHIEVE SELF-SUFFICIENCY, THEY DON'T GET, UM, YEAH, THERE, THERE'S NOT A NEED FOR THEM TO, TO MOVE OUT.

THERE'S, THERE'S A MARKET RATE UNIT THAT THEY CAN BASICALLY JUST, JUST STAY IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND WE FELT THAT WAS IMPORTANT, UM, BECAUSE WE DO WANT THEM TO CONTINUE TO STRIVE AND MAKE, UM, MAKE, MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO THEIR OVERALL HOUSEHOLD INCOME.

SO THAT WAS IMPORTANT TO US AS WELL.

AND, UM, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THIS TYPE OF, OF HOUSING AND, AND COMMUNITY IS VERY, UM, HIGH IN DEMAND.

SO WE, WE DO HAVE A WAITING LIST.

WE HAVE ABOUT 105 CURRENTLY ON THE WAITING LIST AND ABOUT 88, UM, ON THE WAITING LIST AT CHALMER SOUTH.

BUT IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED, UM, TO, UH, IN APPLYING FOR, FOR HOUSING, UM, THEY CAN STOP BY THE, UH, THE CHALMERS LEASING OFFICE, OR THEY CAN EMAIL, UH, THE LEASING OFFICE OR CALL AND REQUEST AN APPLICATION.

UM, SO WE, WE ARE ALSO EXCITED THAT, UH, PROBABLY BY, UM, EARLY FALL OF THIS YEAR, WE WILL START PRE-LEASING FOR CHALMERS WEST, UH, WHICH WILL HOPEFULLY COME ONLINE, UH, BY THE SPRING.

SO, UH, WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT HAVING THOSE ADDITIONAL 156 UNITS AVAILABLE TO FAMILIES IN NEED.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THIS IS THE SECOND PROJECT THAT I WANTED TO, UM, PROVIDE A QUICK UPDATE ON, UH, SO JUST, UH, FURTHER UP NORTH ON CHICANA STREET IS ROSEWOOD COURTS.

AND, UM, THIS ONE IS, HAS BEEN A DECADE IN THE MAKING, UH, TO MAKE SOME VERY SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS TO, UH, QUALITY OF LIFE FOR OUR FAMILIES AT ROSEWOOD COURTS.

UH, SO WE CURRENTLY HAVE 124 UNITS OF, OF, UM, DEEPLY SUBSIDIZED HOUSING, AND WE ARE GOING TO BE DOING A COMPLETE, UH, REDEVELOPMENT AND, UH, RENOVATION OF THE SITE TO CREATE 184

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MULTIFAMILY UNITS OUT THERE.

AND WHAT'S, UM, WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SITE MAP HERE IN THE BLUE, UM, TOWARDS THE TOP REPRESENTS THE, UH, NEW CONSTRUCTION.

THERE WILL BE THREE, UH, NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDINGS.

AND THEN ON THE SORT OF LOWER LEFT-HAND SIDE, YOU SEE EIGHT BUILDINGS AND THAT REPRESENTS THE HISTORIC DISTRICT OF ROSEWOOD COURTS.

AND SO WE ARE FULLY, UH, PRESERVING AND RESTORING EIGHT OF THE ORIGINAL BUILDINGS AT THE SITE, AND THAT WILL, UH, RETAIN 20 MULTI-FAMILY UNITS THERE ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE, YOU SEE, UM, ABOUT 12 BLOCKS THERE.

UM, AND THOSE REPRESENT A HOMEOWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY THAT WE WILL BE OFFERING TO, UM, TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND, UH, THAT'S IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

AND SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT PROVIDING, UM, AN AFFORDABLE HOME OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR, FOR FAMILIES THAT WERE, AND WE'LL, WE WILL BE PRIORITIZING OUR HAKA FAMILIES, UH, WHO ARE READY FOR, FOR THAT, THAT NEXT STEP.

UM, I DO HAVE A FEW PHOTOS RENDERINGS, I SHOULD SAY, UM, THAT KIND OF REPRESENT SOME OF THIS VISUALIZATION.

SO, UH, IF YOU CAN GO ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WHAT YOU SEE HERE, UH, ON THE TOP TWO PHOTOS, UH, GIVES YOU A VISUALIZATION OF THE, UH, THE, THE NEW CONSTRUCTION ALONGSIDE THE, UH, RESTORED BUILDINGS.

SO WHAT'S REALLY EXCITING IS, UH, THE, THE NEW CONSTRUCTION WILL REALLY HELP TO, UM, COMPLIMENT THE EXISTING BUILDINGS.

AND, UM, IF YOU'VE EVER DRIVEN BY, UH, ROSEWOOD COURTS, IF YOU RECALL, THEY, THEY HAVE PITCHED ROOFS, BUT THE ORIGINAL BUILDINGS WERE ACTUALLY FLAT ROOFS.

AND SO AS PART OF THIS, UM, THIS RESTORATION SCOPE, IT'S GOING TO INCLUDE BRINGING THEM BACK TO THEIR ORIGINAL, UH, DESIGN.

SO WE'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO BE REMOVING THE PITCH ROOFS.

WE'RE GOING TO BE REMOVING THE LAYERS OF PAINT FROM OVER THE YEARS AND, UH, REVEALING THE ORIGINAL BRICK COLOR.

AND, UH, SO THAT ORIGINAL BRICK COLOR IS GOING TO BE CARRIED OVER AS IN, IN THE NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDINGS AND, AND, AND COMPLIMENT, UM, AND, AND JUST REALLY HELPED TO MARRY THE, UM, THE, THE ORIGINAL ELEMENTS IN THE NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDINGS.

UH, THE OTHER THING IS MAKING SURE THAT WE RETAIN A LOT OF THE, UH, ORIGINAL LANDSCAPING, THE COURT YARD SPACES IN THE, UM, IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT AND THE BEAUTIFUL HERITAGE TREES THAT RE THEY BACK TO WELL BEFORE 1930S.

SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT JUST HELPING TO PRESERVE ALL OF THOSE CRITICAL ELEMENTS THAT MAKE, UH, ROSEWOOD COURTS WHAT IT IS TODAY, UM, ON THE BOTTOM, IT JUST GIVES YOU ANOTHER, UH, RENDERING KIND OF UP-CLOSE OF ONE OF THOSE PRESERVED BUILDINGS.

UM, SO LET'S SEE WHAT ELSE I THINK THE, THE TRAIN OF COURSE IS, IS, UM, A CHALLENGE, BUT I THINK WE'RE, WE'VE GOT A GREAT PLAN TO HELP MARRY UP AND, AND MAKE IT MORE, UM, ACCESSIBLE TO FOLKS IN WHEELCHAIRS OR HAVE MOBILITY ISSUES.

AND ON THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, THIS, UH, KIND OF HELPS YOU TO VISUALIZE ALONG ROSEWOOD AVENUE.

UH, THIS IS ONE OF THE, THE MAIN, UH, NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDINGS THAT WILL BE ADJACENT TO A COMMEMORATIVE PARK SPACE THAT, UH, WILL ALSO BE CREATED ON THE CORNER OF ROSEWOOD AVENUE AND CHECON STREET.

AND THIS WILL HELP TO, UM, HONOR THE LEGACY AND THE HISTORY OF THE ORIGINAL EMANCIPATION PARK, UM, THAT WAS LOCATED ON THE ROSEWOOD COURT SITE.

AND, UH, RIGHT NEXT TO THAT PARK SPACE IS, UM, A WELCOME CENTER.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT CANOPY THAT KIND OF HELPS TO DELINEATE WHERE, WHERE THAT WELCOME CENTER IS GOING TO BE LOCATED.

UH, AND WHAT WE ENVISIONED THERE IN THAT, IN THAT VISITOR CENTER, UH, IT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT 1400 SQUARE FEET.

UH, WE, WE WANT THIS TO BE A, A PLACE THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC INCOME, ALONG WITH RESIDENTS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ROSEWOOD COURTS AND ALSO ABOUT EMANCIPATION PARK AND, UM, YOU KNOW, AFTER THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN, UM, HISTORY IN, IN AUSTIN IN GENERAL.

AND, UH, I WILL PUT A QUICK PLUG THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PARTNER TO HELP ACTIVATE THAT SPACE.

UH, SO IF YOU KNOW OF ANY ORGANIZATIONS, IF YOU KNOW OF ANY FOLKS WHO, UH, MAY BE A GOOD FIT, UH, TO HELP WITH, UM,

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TELLING THE STORY OF ROSEWOOD AND EMANCIPATION PARK, PLEASE LET THEM KNOW.

UH, CAUSE WE WOULD, WE WOULD LOVE TO, UM, TO, TO HEAR FROM THEM, UH, THE COMMEMORATIVE PARK IS GOING TO BE, UH, ROUGHLY THREE QUARTERS OF AN ACRE.

AND, UH, WE ENVISION THAT THIS WILL BE AGAIN, OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY AND WILL BE A PLACE TO HOLD SPECIAL EVENTS, MAYBE SOME MUSIC IN THE PARK, UH, MAYBE HAVE SOME FOOD TRUCKS, SOME OTHER KINDS OF, YOU KNOW, UH, SPECIAL EVENTS THROUGHOUT, THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

AND, UH, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

NOW THIS ISN'T VERY, UM, I GUESS, UH, EXCITING TO SEE IT'S, IT'S KIND OF A FLAT DRAWING THERE, BUT, UM, IT'S THE BEGINNING STAGES OF THE HOME OWNERSHIP OPPORTUNITY, WHICH WE'RE CALLING PROSPECT HEIGHTS.

UH, IT WILL BE 12 UNITS OF, UH, TOWNHOMES THAT WILL BE, UH, THREE BEDROOMS AND ONE, FOUR BEDROOM.

AND AGAIN, WE, UH, ARE PARTNERING WITH AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ON THIS EXCITING PROJECT.

AND, UM, WE WILL BE GIVING HACA RESIDENTS A, UH, FIRST PRIORITY TO, UH, QUALIFY FOR, FOR ONE OF THESE HOMES.

SO WE'RE, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO BRING SOMETHING THAT IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE RARE IN AUSTIN IS, UH, AN OPPORTUNITY TO AFFORD A HOME OF, OF, OF ONE'S OWN.

SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED AND, AND, UM, LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING SOME NICER RENDERINGS IN THE VERY, VERY NEAR FUTURE.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND THIS JUST GIVES YOU A VERY QUICK TIMELINE OF WHERE WE ARE AT ROSEWOOD.

UM, RESIDENTS ARE CURRENTLY UNDERGOING TEMPORARY RELOCATION, AND WE ANTICIPATE CLOSING ON THE, UM, CONSTRUCTION IN EARLY FALL WITH A COMPLETION OF FALL OF 2024 AND HAVE ALL OF OUR FAMILIES RETURN AND, UH, OBVIOUSLY OPEN UP IT UP TO MORE FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY IN NEED OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

SO, UH, THAT'S THE EXTENT OF MY PRESENTATION AND WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

IT'S FANTASTIC TO SEE.

CERTAINLY IT WAS A PRIVILEGE TO BE PART OF THE GROUNDBREAKING AT COMMUNITY CARE AT CHALMERS.

UM, LOVE TO SEE JUST THE DEGREE OF HOW PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS CAN REALLY, REALLY LEVERAGE PUBLIC DOLLARS, UH, AND MAKE THINGS BETTER FOR FOLKS, ANY QUESTIONS FROM ANY OF THE COMMISSIONERS OR VICE CHAIR OR COMMENTS, MR. THOMPSON.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, KRISTEN, FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

THAT WAS A GREAT, UH, THAT'S GREAT INFORMATION.

I JUST HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS.

UM, I'M NOT SURE.

UM, THEY JUST WERE THINGS THAT CAME TO MY MIND.

ONE, WHAT WAS, UM, THE CRITERIA TO DETERMINE THAT WE ARE GOING TO DO THE CHALMERS COURT FOR THE ROSEWOOD? WHAT WAS, HOW DID WE DETERMINE WHICH ONE WE WERE GOING TO DO FIRST? OH, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

ESPECIALLY SINCE WE'VE BEEN, UH, DOING A LOT OF PLANNING AT ROSEWOOD COURTS, UH, SINCE 2013 NOW.

UH, SO REALLY IT WAS, UH, ABOUT, UH, MAKING SURE THAT THE, THE COMMUNITY, UH, AS A WHOLE WAS, WAS ON BOARD WITH PROCEEDING WITH, WITH ROSEWOOD COURTS.

UM, THERE WAS STILL A LITTLE BIT OF A RELUCTANCE TO DEMOLISH, UM, YOU KNOW, QUITE A FEW OF THE BUILDINGS AT, AT ROSEWOOD COURTS, WHICH WOULD BE REQUIRED AS PART OF THE REDEVELOPMENT.

AND SO WE WERE VERY, UM, SENSITIVE AND RESPECTFUL OF, UM, THOSE, THOSE CONCERNS.

AND SO WE, WE WANTED TO KIND OF SLOW THINGS DOWN AND MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE, UM, YOU KNOW, IN, IN NOT, I WOULDN'T SAY EVERYONE, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, THE MAJORITY OF, OF THE COMMUNITY AND AS WELL AS THE RESIDENTS WERE IN SUPPORT OF, OF MOVING FORWARD WITH A, UM, A REDEVELOPMENT AT ROSEWOOD.

SO WE, WE GAVE THAT SOME TIME.

UM, WE, WE CONTINUED TO HAVE, UM, ADDITIONAL CONVERSATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS WITH, UH, STAKEHOLDERS AND AS WELL AS RESIDENTS.

UM, AND WE FELT THAT, UM, IT WAS, IT WAS BEST TO JUST GO AHEAD AND, AND MOVE FORWARD WITH CHALMERS COURTS SINCE THERE WAS, UM, THE, THE MOMENTUM AND THE SUPPORT TO, TO PROCEED WITH THAT ONE, UM, AHEAD OF, OF ROSEWOOD.

UM, BUT WE, WE DO FEEL CONFIDENT THAT AT THIS TIME, WE NOW IS THE TIME FOR ROSEWOOD AND WE'RE, WE'RE VERY EXCITED.

THE RESIDENTS ARE BEYOND EXCITED, UH, AND, UH, WE FEEL THAT WE, WE DO HAVE THE NECESSARY SUPPORT FROM THE COMMUNITY

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TO MOVE FORWARD WITH, WITH ROSEWOOD AT THIS, AT THIS TIME.

OKAY.

AND SO THIS NEXT IS KIND OF A FOLLOWUP ON THAT.

IT'S JUST KIND OF A YES OR NO.

UM, AND, AND IF THERE IS NEED FOR, FOR THE DISCUSSION, YOU CAN SAY SOMETHING, BUT SO BASICALLY BASED ON WHAT YOU SAID, I UNDERSTAND YOU TO BE SAYING THAT THE ROSEWOOD, UM, RJ DID ENCOUNTER A LITTLE BIT OF, UH, COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT THAT SEEMED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THE PROJECT WAS MOVING FORWARD, WHERE THE CHARMERS, UH, PROJECT DIDN'T NECESSARILY HAVE SAME.

UM, UM, UM, I DON'T WANT TO USE THE WORD INTERFERENCE, BUT, UH, ASPECT OF THE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, IS THAT CORRECT? YES OR NO, KIND OF GENERALLY DO I, AM I GETTING IT GENERALLY? YES.

IT WAS JUST A BIT, IT WAS A BIT MORE COMPLICATED, MORE COMPLEX.

EVERYONE'S, THAT'S FINE.

UM, ALL IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, I'M VERY I'M, I AM INTERESTED, BUT, BUT IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, IF I CAN, I CAN PICK UP THAT WHAT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT AND THEN THE OTHER, THE, UM, THE ROSE WOULD, SO THE CHALMERS TO ME SEEMS LIKE IT'S AND I, I WAS LOOKING AT IT AND I WAS TRYING TO PULL IT UP ON MY LARGER MONITOR SO I CAN SEE IT BETTER.

AND THAT IS THAT IT'S FULLY, UH, FULLY REMODELED.

I MEAN, THAT'S, THAT'S NOT A REMODEL, IT'S A, IT'S A NEW PROP.

ALL THE BUILDINGS ARE NEW BECAUSE WE'VE MOVED FROM AN, THE WHOLE NOTHER LOCATION, CORRECT.

AT, AT CHALMERS COURTS.

IT IS, UM, A FULL REDEVELOPMENT, MEANING ALL OF THE ORIGINAL BUILDINGS HAVE BEEN DEMOLISHED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF TWO BUILDINGS, UM, WHICH ARE GOING TO BE REPURPOSED FOR THE COMMUNITY CARE CLINIC ALONG THE YUKON STREET.

OKAY.

AND SO, UM, BUT AT THE ROSEWOOD, UM, I UNDERSTAND THAT ONE IS MOSTLY NOT MOSTLY, BUT THAT ONE IS A REMODEL.

WE'RE GOING TO REMODEL THE BUILDINGS THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR FIVE DECADES OR SO FIVE, SIX DECADES OR SO WE'RE REMODELING THOSE, IS THAT CORRECT? WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A COUPLE OF NEW BUILDINGS, BUT THERE'S THIS W WHAT'S THE BREAKOUT IN TERMS OF THE NEW, THE HOMES IN TERMS OF THE NEW BUILDINGS.

AND THEN WE HAVE THE ONCE IN THE REMODEL.

YES.

GREAT, GREAT QUESTION.

GREAT QUESTION COMMISSIONER.

SO AT ROSEWOOD COURTS TODAY, THERE ARE 25 BUILDINGS, DWELLING BUILDINGS.

AND AS PART OF THIS, UM, RE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT AT ROSEWOOD 17 OF THE 25 BUILDINGS WILL ACTUALLY BE, UH, OUR PLAN TO BE DEMOLISHED.

AND IN ITS PLACE WILL, WILL BE THE NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDINGS THAT, UM, THAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO.

SO EIGHT OUT OF THE 25 WILL BE FULLY RESTORED FROM THE INSIDE.

MEANING EVERYTHING'S GOING TO BE GUTTED FROM THE INSIDE COMPLETELY MODERNIZED, AND WE'LL HAVE ALL OF THE SAME AMENITIES, NEW APPLIANCES, NEW FINISHES, EVERYTHING THAT WILL MIRROR, WHAT'S GOING INTO THE, UH, THE NEW CONSTRUCTION BUILDINGS.

OKAY.

AND THE LAST QUESTION I HAVE, UH, AND THEN I'LL GO AHEAD AND LOOK PAST THE MIC.

AND THAT IS, I UNDERSTOOD YOU TO BE SAYING THEY'RE GONNA BE REMOVING LAYERS AND LAYERS OF PAINT OVER THE YEARS.

THERE'S REALLY SO MUCH PAIN, AND THEY'RE GOING TO KIND OF, SORT OF GET IT BACK TO THE BRICK AND WHAT HAVE YOU THAT LAYERS AND LAYERS OF PAINT.

I AM, I'M JUST MAKING A STATEMENT.

I'M, I'M SURE THAT WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT LAYERS AND LAYERS OF LEAD PAINT BEING REMOVED IN AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE THERE'S SO MANY CHILDREN.

THAT'S JUST A STATEMENT.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

NO, THANKS.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND JUST TO CLARIFY, WHEN I, WHEN I MENTIONED THE LAYERS OF PAINT, THAT'S EXTERIOR, THAT'S FROM THE OUTSIDE AND THERE, THEY WILL NOT BE OCCUPIED AT THE TIME THAT THIS RENOVATION IS TAKING PLACE.

SO ALL OF THE BUILDINGS WILL BE COMPLETELY EMPTY.

ALL OF OUR FAMILIES ARE BEING, UH, RELOCATED TO OTHER HOUSING, UM, WHILE THE CONSTRUCTION IS GOING TO BE TAKING PLACE.

SO ALL OF THIS WILL BE DONE UNDER, UH, ALL OF THE, THE SAFE, UM, UH, UH, CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS THAT, THAT ARE NEEDED TO ENSURE ALL WORKERS ARE, ARE, UM, ARE SAFE THROUGHOUT THIS, THIS CONSTRUCTION PROCESS.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I KNEW IT WAS EXTERIOR PAINT.

CAUSE YOU HAD MENTIONED THAT IT WAS GOING TO PAINT WAS GOING TO BE REMOVED TO EXPOSE THE OLD BRICK.

SO I KNEW IT WAS EXTERIOR PAIN, BUT I STILL WAS CONCERNED, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE, AND AS I SAID, I FIGURED THAT IT WOULD BE, BUT I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE

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AT LEAST IT WAS ON RECOMMEND.

SOMEBODY SAID SOMETHING JUST IN CASE.

SO THANK YOU.

UNDERSTOOD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER THOMPSON.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? THOUGHTS, MR. GARCIA.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

UH, YEAH, I HAVE JUST ONE QUESTION.

UM, HOW MANY, DO YOU HAVE THE NUMBER FOR HOW MANY, UH, HOW MANY FAMILIES FROM THE ORIGINAL BUILDINGS, UH, GREAT TO BE RELOCATED INTO THE NEW ON IT, THEN YOU, THE NEW DEPARTMENT, ARE YOU REFERRING TO, TO CHALMERS OR TO ROSEWOOD EVERYONE'S OKAY.

UH, YEAH, SO EVERY HOUSEHOLD, EVERY FAMILY WHO, UM, WAS A CURRENT RESIDENT AT ROSEWOOD COURTS HAS BEEN VERY FAMILIAR WITH THIS PROCESS OF, OF DOING THE REDEVELOPMENT AND THE RENOVATIONS.

AND, UM, WE DO WORK WITH A RELOCATION CONSULTANT WHO IS WORKING WITH EVERY FAMILY ONE-ON-ONE AND WE ALSO HAVE A DEDICATED STAFF MEMBER WHO IS WORKING WITH THEM.

HAND-IN-HAND, UM, DETERMINING WHAT THEIR HOUSEHOLD'S NEEDS ARE.

IF THEY WANT TO STAY IN THE, IN THE VICINITY, IF THEY WANT TO GO NORTH THAT THEY WANT TO GO SOUTH.

ALL OF THOSE NEEDS, UM, WHERE THEIR, THEIR CHILDREN ARE ATTENDING SCHOOL AND THEIR SUPPORT NETWORKS IN GENERAL.

AND SO ALL OF THAT IS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT AND WE ASSIST THEM WITH FINDING A REPLACEMENT UNIT.

WE HELP THEM WITH MOVING.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT THEY HAVE TO COVER OUT OF POCKET.

UM, SO THEY ARE PROTECTED UNDER, UNDER THE UNIFORM RELOCATION ACT AND WE ARE GOING TO ALSO PAY FOR EXPENSES TO, UM, RETURN THEM ONCE THE PROPERTY IS, IS REOPENED.

SO WHILE IT IT'S DEFINITELY AN INCONVENIENCE, I MEAN, IF ANYONE HAS EVER HAD TO GO THROUGH A MOVING EXPERIENCE, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S INCONVENIENT.

UH, BUT WE ARE TRYING TO MINIMIZE THAT INCONVENIENCE AND, AND THAT, UH, DISTURBANCE, UH, IN ANY EXTENT POSSIBLE.

AND SO, UM, WE ARE GOING TO BE STAYING IN TOUCH WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THEIR RELOCATION AS WELL TO MAKE SURE EVERY SINGLE FAMILY WHO WANTS TO RETURN TO THE NEW ROSEWOOD COURTS, THEY WILL BE FIRST TO RETURN BEFORE ANYONE ELSE FROM THE OUTSIDE COMMUNITY MOVES INTO, UM, INTO ROSEWOOD.

SO, UM, I'M HOPING THAT I CAN, I, I PROVIDED SOME ADDITIONAL CONTEXT TO, TO THAT, UM, CONCERN BY DO WANT TO SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE FAMILY, UM, IS WE ARE WORKING WITH HAND-IN-HAND THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE PROCESS AND YES, IT, IT, IT IS, UM, IT'S, IT'S, IT'S INCONVENIENT.

IT'S NOT PLEASANT TO HAVE TO MOVE.

UM, BUT WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT IT'S IN, IN ORDER TO VASTLY IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.

UM, MUCH LIKE THOMAS CORTES, IT WAS BUILT AT THE SAME TIME.

UM, BACK IN 1939, THERE IS NO CENTRAL AIR AT ROSEWOOD.

UM, IT'S CINDER BLOCK CONSTRUCTION.

IT'S NOT VERY, UM, USER-FRIENDLY IN TERMS OF ACCESSIBILITY.

AND SO ALL OF THE, THE REDEVELOPMENT THAT WE'RE GOING TO ENGAGE IN AT ROSEWOOD WILL SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR, FOR OUR CURRENT FAMILIES, AS WELL AS FUTURE FAMILIES.

GOT IT.

THANK YOU.

SO FOR THE CHILD MURDERS, DO YOU ALREADY HAVE EMILY'S RELOCATED THERE AND IT'S, UH, DO YOU HAVE THE NUMBER FOR THOSE WERE YES.

UM, ALL OF THE WELL CHALMERS, SOUTH AND CHALMERS EAST HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

SO PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO HAVE, HAVE FINISHED, AND WE'RE, WE'RE DOWN TO THE LAST PHASE.

AND AS I HAD MENTIONED, INITIALLY, WE, WE BUILT CHALMERS SOUTH SO THAT NO FAMILY WOULD EVEN HAVE TO LEAVE THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I MEAN, THEY WOULD LITERALLY BE MOVED ACROSS THE STREET, SO NO DISRUPTION TO SCHOOLS, NO DISRUPTION TO THEIR SUPPORT NETWORKS.

UM, AND THEY WERE GIVEN THAT, THAT FIRST CHOICE TO MOVE LITERALLY ACROSS THE STREET.

AND SOME FAMILIES CHOSE, UH, THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR FAMILIES CHOSE TO DO THAT.

BUT FOR SOME FAMILIES, THIS WAS ACTUALLY THEIR FIRST TIME TO ACTUALLY HAVE AN OPTION OF WHERE TO LIVE, BECAUSE BACK WHEN IT WAS PUBLIC HOUSING, IT WAS FIRST AVAILABLE.

SO YOU HAD NO REALLY OPTION OF WHAT PART OF TOWN YOU WANTED TO LIVE IN.

SO WITH THE VOUCHER, THEY'RE ACTUALLY, UM, HAD TO HAVING

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SOME MORE OPTIONS AT THEIR DISPOSAL.

AND SO SOME FAMILIES WENT NORTH, SOME FAMILIES WENT SOUTH, BUT THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR FAMILIES ACTUALLY JUST WENT ACROSS THE STREET AND HAVE BEEN ABLE TO, UM, ENJOY THE, THE NEW CHALMER SOUTH AND CHALMERS EAST.

BUT I CAN GET YOU SPECIFIC NUMBERS AND I CAN SHARE THAT, UH, WITH, WITH CHAIR , UM, PROBABLY BY TOMORROW.

YEAH, THAT WILL BE GREAT.

SO WE CAN PUT ON BIG NUMBERS, HOW MANY FAMILIES REALLY ADVENT, UH, AND HAVING THIS OPPORTUNITY AS YOU SAY, TO CHOOSE WHERE THEY WANT TO LIVE.

AND I SEE THE SOUTH HAS 30, UH, 86, UH, UNITS AND 156 UNITS FOR THE EAST.

SO I'M ASSUMING YOU PLAYED DEFENSE, YOU DID SPLIT THE FAMILIES, UH, BETWEEN THOSE TWO UNITS SO FAR, OR THEY ARE STILL WAITING.

UH, THERE ARE STILL FAMILIES WAITING FOR THE WEST UNIT TO BE COMPLETE.

WELL, IF THE EAST FAMILIES, UM, W THE, THE WEST FAMILIES THAT HAD TO MOVE FOR CONSTRUCTION, UH, WERE MOVED LITERALLY ACROSS TO CHALMERS EAST OR TO CHALMER SOUTH, OR, UM, THEY COULD ALSO USE THE VOUCHER IF THEY, IF THEY SO CHOOSE.

UM, SO IF THEY WANT TO RETURN TO CHALMERS WEST, ONCE IT'S COMPLETED, UM, THEY, THEY DO HAVE THAT OPTION.

UH, SO, BUT ESSENTIALLY THE AMENITIES ARE GOING TO BE THE SAME.

UM, IT'S THE SAME, YOU KNOW, UM, DEVELOPER PARTNER, IT'S JUST GOING TO HAVE A FEW DIFFERENT FEATURES ON CHALMERS WEST.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, A SPLASH PAD IS COMING TO CHALMERS WEST, AND OF COURSE WE'LL HAVE THE ONSITE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, WHICH, UH, WITH A LARGER, LARGER COMMUNITY CENTER AS WELL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANKS COMMISSIONER GARCIA BY CHAIR.

SO COULD YOU GO OVER THE SECTION EIGHT AGAIN, ARE THESE GUTTERS THAT ARE TIED TO THE CHALMERS, OR ARE THESE VOUCHERS THAT ARE TENANT VOUCHERS? SO FOR RELOCATION PURPOSES, THEY ARE TENANT-BASED VOUCHERS.

AND SO THEY DO HAVE THE OPTION WHILE BEING RELOCATED TO USE THAT VOUCHER AT ANY PROPERTY THAT ACCEPTS SECTION EIGHT.

UM, BUT ONCE THE PROPERTY ITSELF HAS BEEN BUILT OUT, LIKE FOR EXAMPLE, CHALMERS EAST, WE DO HAVE WHAT'S CALLED PROJECT-BASED, UM, VOUCHERS THAT ARE TIED TO THE UNIT ITSELF.

AND WE ALSO HAVE PROJECT-BASED VOUCHERS THAT, UM, ASSIST VETERANS THROUGH THE VETERANS AFFAIRS SUPPORTIVE HOUSING PROGRAM.

SO IT'S A COMBINATION OF, UH, TENANT BASED AS WELL AS PROJECT BASED VOUCHERS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

VICE CHAIR, POP, UH, DUCK COMMISSIONER, DR.

.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER.

UM, THANK YOU, SONIA, FOR SHARING SO MUCH INFORMATION ABOUT, UM, ALL THREE PHASES.

UM, WHAT I'M REALLY INTERESTED IN THE FACT THAT THIS WAS BUILT SO LONG AGO, AND IT WAS WHAT ONE, AS YOU MENTIONED, ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY, WHAT EFFORTS, UM, TOWARDS CULTURAL PRESERVATION HAVE BEEN MADE, UM, OR FOR THE EXISTING PROPERTIES.

SO I KNOW YOU SAID THERE ARE SOME BRAND NEW BUILDINGS, AND THEN THERE ARE, SO THE OTHER EIGHT BUILDINGS, I BELIEVE THAT, UM, ARE JUST BEING RESTORED AND PAINTED AND WHATNOT.

UM, WHERE, WHAT CULTURAL PRESERVATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE, IF ANY, IS THERE ANY PARTNERSHIPS WITH COMMUNITY ARTISTS OR, UM, WHAT INVOLVEMENT HAS COMMUNITY HAD TO BE ABLE TO, UM, TO HOLD ONTO THE CULTURES? WE ALL KNOW THERE'S BEEN SO MUCH GENTRIFICATION AND EVERYTHING LOOKS DIFFERENT AND FEELS DIFFERENT.

UM, SO I'M REALLY CURIOUS TO KNOW HOW THIS IS GOING TO LOOK AND FEEL LIKE HOME.

NO, THAT'S, THAT'S A VERY GREAT QUESTION, COMMISSIONER.

AND WITH REGARD TO ROSEWOOD COURTS, UM, IT'S BEEN A VERY COMPREHENSIVE, UH, ENGAGEMENT PROCESS FOR, UH, LITERALLY A DECADE WHERE WE HAVE, UM, MET WITH RESIDENTS.

WE'VE MET WITH STAKEHOLDERS, UM, HISTORIC PRESERVATIONISTS, UH, TO, TO HELP US IN TELLING THAT STORY AND PRESERVING THAT STORY OF ROSA CORES, BECAUSE IT, IT IS A, UH, SIGNIFICANT HISTORICAL ICON FOR, FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO WE HAVE, UM, BEEN VERY INTENTIONAL IN MAKING SURE THAT, UM, AS PART OF THAT HISTORIC DISTRICT, WE, WE MAKE SURE THAT IT'S GOING TO BE A SCOPE OF WORK THAT WILL RESTORE IT TO WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE BACK IN 1939 WHEN IT WAS FIRST BUILT.

AND, UH, IN TERMS OF

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TELLING THE STORIES, WHAT WE, UM, HOPE TO DO IS PARTNER WITH ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS SIX SQUARE, UH, THE CARVER MUSEUM AND, AND OTHERS IN, IN THE, UM, EAST AUSTIN COMMUNITY TO HELP US ACTIVATE, UM, A WELCOME CENTER THAT IS GOING TO BE BUILT.

IT'S GOING TO BE ABOUT 1400 SQUARE FEET.

THAT'S GOING TO BE DEDICATED TO, UH, EXACTLY WHAT, WHAT YOU'RE, YOU'RE REFERENCING, UM, TELLING THE STORY ABOUT THE, THE HISTORY AND THE LEGACY OF NOT ONLY ROSEWOOD COURT'S FAMILIES, BUT, UM, OF EAST AUSTIN IN GENERAL, AND ALSO ABOUT THE ORIGINAL EMANCIPATION PARK, UH, WHERE ROSEWOOD COURTS WAS ACTUALLY BUILT.

AND SO, UH, WE'RE HOPING THAT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH, UM, THOSE ENTITIES, BUT DEFINITELY IT'S, IT'S NOT EXCLUSIVE TO JUST THOSE, THOSE ORGANIZATIONS.

WE WOULD LOVE TO SEE HOUSTON TILLOTSON UNIVERSITY, FOR EXAMPLE, UM, COME TO THE TABLE AND, AND, UH, FIND WAYS COLLECTIVELY IN HOW WE CAN CAPTURE THOSE STORIES AND, AND, AND TELL THOSE STORIES IS, IS IT THROUGH MAYBE, UM, AND AN ORAL HISTORY TYPE OF EXHIBIT, UM, IS IT THROUGH SOME KIND OF, UM, ROTATING EXHIBIT WHERE WE HAVE ARTWORK THAT REPRESENTS, UM, YOU KNOW, THE CULTURE AND HISTORY OF, OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND IN EAST AUSTIN? AND SO THAT'S, THAT'S DEFINITELY NOT HOKAS, UM, YOU KNOW, FORTE THAT'S, THAT'S NOT, YOU KNOW, WHAT, WHAT WE DO DAY IN DAY OUT, AND THAT'S WHERE WE WOULD LOOK TO THE EXPERTS IN THE COMMUNITY, UH, TO, TO PARTNER WITH US ON, ON HOW WE, WE RESPECTFULLY TELL THAT SIGNIFICANT STORY ON THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF, OF EAST AUSTIN AND IN AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN EAST AUSTIN.

THANK YOU, SYLVIA.

AND, UH, MY LAST QUESTION IS WHERE DO WE SEND THESE COMMUNITY PEOPLE THAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR TO PARTNER? UM, I MEAN, I, I HAVE, UM, CONNECTIONS, I'M SURE MANY ON THIS CALL DO IN MANY LISTENING DO, UM, WHERE SHOULD WE, HOW CAN PEOPLE CONTACT YOU? YES, THANK YOU FOR ASKING.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL QUESTION AND WOULD LOVE TO GET YOUR, YOUR INPUT ON THAT.

UH, WE HAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS, UH, AND IT'S ROSEWOOD NOW AT HAKA NET DOT O R G N.

SO LET ME SPELL THAT OUT.

SO ROSEWOOD NOW AT H A C A N AS IN NANCY, E T DOT O R G, AND THAT INFORMATION WILL COME TO ME AND, AND SEVERAL OF, OF, UH, MY, MY COLLEAGUES AND WE CAN DEFINITELY, UM, RESEARCH ANY, UH, HOPEFULLY POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIPS AND COLLABORATIONS THAT, THAT I THINK WOULD HELP TO STRENGTHEN THIS, THIS, UM, THIS OPPORTUNITY TO, TO SHARE THESE, THESE VERY IMPORTANT STORIES.

THANK YOU, SYLVIA.

THANK YOU, COMMISSIONER AND, UH, JESSE, I DON'T KNOW IF WE COULD GET THAT NOTED UNDER THE AGENDA ITEM AND THE MINUTES, BUT, UM, ROSEWOOD NOW@HAKANET.ORG, UH, SO THAT ANYBODY LOOKING AT THE MINUTES CAN BE ABLE TO RETRIEVE THAT EMAIL ADDRESS FROM THE BACKUP.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? I THINK WE HAVE COVERED IT PRETTY THOROUGHLY.

IT IS VERY IMPRESSIVE, UH, AND CERTAINLY CHARGED WITH A LOT OF HISTORICAL BURDEN.

UH, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS AS WE MOVE ON.

THANK YOU ALL, UH, FOR YOUR ENGAGEMENT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

IT'S A, UH, NO SMALL FEAT OF COURSE, TO NOT ONLY CREATE AND REALLY CULTIVATE THE BUY-IN OF NOT JUST RESIDENTS, BUT THE PUBLIC, BUT THEN ALSO STEWARD THE PROCESS OF REHOMING, UH, AND RETAINING, UH, THE FOLKS WHO SHOULD BE IN THOSE HOMES AND, UH, OR SHOULD CERTAINLY HAVE, UH, ACCESS TO, UH, THE HOUSING THAT THOSE HOMES PROVIDE.

SO THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH.

LIKEWISE, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

TAKE CARE.

WE WILL GO BACK INTO OUR AGENDA.

WE WILL MOVE UP TO ITEM NUMBER TWO,

[2. COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT (CSBG)]

THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT CSBG BRIEFING IN DISCUSSION ON THE SAME FROM WHO'S THE MANAGER OF NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES UNIT WITH AUSTIN PUBLIC HEALTH.

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BEAR WITH US AS WE ADD HIM TO THE FORUM.

I THANK YOU FOR ADDING ME APPRECIATED.

WELL, GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

I WILL BE SHORT AND SWEET TONIGHT.

UM, PRETTY, UM, INSTANT REPORT THIS MONTH, BUT VERY EXCITING NEWS AS WELL.

AGAIN, I'M WITH THE, UH, OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH ENABLERS SERVICES UNIT.

OUR MISSION IS THE NEIGHBORS SERVICES UNIT PROVIDES, IMPROVES THE LIVES AND HEALTH OF PEOPLE EXPERIENCING POVERTY BY PROVIDING PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES AND CONNECTING RESIDENTS OF AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES.

WE DO THAT THROUGH OUR BASIC NEEDS, PREVENTIVE HEALTH CASE MANAGEMENT AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS, UM, REPORTING THROUGH THE MONTH OF MARCH ON THIS REPORT, UH, WHERE WE FULLY EXPANDED OUR, UH, 2021 CONTRACT THAT YOU CAN SEE THERE.

I MADE A LITTLE CHANGE.

WE ACTUALLY RECEIVED A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN WHAT THEY HAD TOLD US.

SO WE EXPENDED 1 MILLION, $103,277 IN OUR PROGRAMMING.

WE'RE TOLD THAT WE'RE GETTING THE SAME AMOUNT THIS COMING YEAR.

YOU CAN GO TO PAGE NUMBER TWO.

OKAY.

WE HAD TWO MORE TRANSITIONS IN MARCH.

THAT'S TWO OUR CASE MANAGEMENT, 2.0 PROGRAM OR SOCIAL WORKERS WORK WITH OUR CLIENTS TO HELP EMPOWER THEM AND MOVE TOWARDS SELF-SUFFICIENCY.

BY HELPING THEM TRANSITION OUT OF POVERTY.

WE'RE UP TO SIX TRANSITIONS.

OUR GOAL FOR THE YEAR IS 43.

THAT'S THE GOAL FROM THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS.

IF YOU GO FURTHER DOWN AND WE CONTINUE TO SOME, UH, RENTAL ASSISTANCE, UH, WITH, UH, GENERAL FUNDS, WE'VE ASSISTED, UH, 260 FOLKS OR HOUSEHOLDS VOID EVICTION, YOU GO DOWN.

THERE'S A FEW OTHER NUMBERS THERE THAT I LIKE TO POINT OUT COMES A FOOD INSECURITY OF SOME DISTRIBUTIONS.

MOST 11,500 PEOPLE SERVED, UM, TAX PREPARATION PROGRAMS. I'LL TALK ON THE NEXT PAGE ABOUT THE EXCITING NEWS THAT WE HAVE FOR THIS YEAR.

THAT'S PROBABLY IT ON THIS PAGE AND CONTINUE TO DO SOME UTILITY ASSISTANCE TO OUR PLUS ONE PROGRAM IN COLLABORATION WITH AUSTIN ENERGY, GO TO PAGE NUMBER THREE.

ALL RIGHT.

UH, I'D LIKE TO FOCUS ON NUMBER TWO.

UH, WE REOPENED OUR NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER TO THE PUBLIC ON MAY 2ND, AS YOU HAVE KNOWN EVERY MONTH, I KIND OF REMIND FOLKS.

WE CLOSED ON MARCH 17TH, 2020, AND WE'RE DOING EVERYTHING VIRTUALLY ONLINE DRIVE THROUGH DRIVE UP.

WE EXPANDED TO, UH, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY WHEN, UH, THE SURGE AND DID IT, AND NOW WE ARE FULLY OPEN.

SO THAT JUST HAPPENED THIS PAST WEEK.

SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO GET OUR CLIENTS TO COME BACK, YOU KNOW, GET TO KNOW US AGAIN IN A MORE INTIMATE MANNER.

UM, A LOT OF OUR, OUR CLIENT'S STORE ARE VERY HAPPY AND SATISFIED, UH, WITH, UH, SOME OF OUR VIRTUAL DRIVE UP CURBSIDE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY SERVICES, WHICH IS ALSO A TESTAMENT TO THE STAFF AS THEY PIVOTED TO PROVIDING THESE SERVICES IN A WAY THAT I THINK REALLY IN SOME WAYS, UH, DO SOME OF THE BARRIERS THAT PEOPLE HAVE, YOU KNOW, HAVING TO GET IN THE CAR, PUT THE KIDS IN THE BACKSEAT AND DRIVE TO OUR CENTERS, SPEND A LOT OF MONEY ON GAS.

UH, SO WE WERE WONDERING WHAT IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE OVER THE NEXT YEAR.

SO I'LL KEEP YOU GUYS UPDATED ON THAT.

UM, NUMBER THREE FESTIVALS FOR FAMILIES PROGRAM IS BACK.

WE ASSISTED IN MARCH ABOUT A THOUSAND FOR INDIVIDUALS TO THAT SERVICE.

WE'RE HOPING TO INCREASE THE, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE ALSO WORKING WITH THE FOOD BANK ON THE QUALITY OF THE FOODS THAT WE GET.

WE ARE ADVOCATING FOR MORE FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES, UM, IN THOSE BOXES, UH, NUMBER FOUR, TAX HELP SERVICES.

I MENTIONED THIS A FEW MONTHS AGO, WE HAVE A NEW COLLABORATION, UH, WITH, UH, FOUNDATION COMMUNITY.

SO I'LL BE SHARING SOME DATA WITH YOU NEXT MONTH.

TAX SEASON JUST WRAPPED UP.

UH, WE COLLABORATED WITH THEM AT THE MONTOPOLIS NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER AND WITH PRP WHO HAS BEEN ALONG LONG PARTNER WITH US AT ROSA SELLING WAS A NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER AND THESE ARE FREE TAX HELP FOR FAMILIES.

UH, THE HOME DELIVERY PROGRAM IS THE OTHER HIGHLIGHT.

UH, IT CONTINUES TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL.

AND I WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU THAT, UH, DUE TO THE, UH, BEST PRACTICES THAT WE IMPLEMENTED WITH THE FIRST PROGRAM TO START THIS, UM, HOME DELIVERY PROGRAM WITH CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK AND AMAZON, AND DO, DO I BEST PRACTICES AND HARD WORK, UM, THEY HAVE EXPANDED THE PROGRAM TO,

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UM, WELCOME.

WE NEED SOME COUNTING AROUND OUR COMMUNITY CENTER IS, IS, UH, STANDING THAT UP UP THERE.

SO VERY EXCITING THAT MORE PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF OUR TRAVIS COUNTY ARE GOING TO HAVE THIS GREAT SERVICE.

AND IN MARCH WE ASSIST A PART, 1,010 HOUSEHOLDS.

THAT'S ABOUT 1,010 DELIVERIES TO PEOPLE'S HOMES, UH, TO DELIVER, UH, THESE SHELF STABLE PRE-PACKAGED BOXES.

THIS IS A KUDOS TO THE STAFF AND TO THE FOOD BANK AS WELL.

AND AMAZON FOR PROVIDING THE DRIVERS, UH, NUMBER SIX CITY OF AUSTIN, FINANCIAL STABILITY FUNDING, JANUARY TO MARCH, WE'VE ASSISTED 267 PEOPLE IN 77 IN HOUSEHOLDS, WHAT YOU'VE MENTIONED, AND WE'RE HOPING THAT MORE MONEY IS BECOMES AVAILABLE, YOU KNOW, SOON, BECAUSE THAT IS AN AREA OF GREAT NEED IN AUSTIN COUNTY, OURSELVES.

WE RECEIVE THOUSANDS OF PHONE CALLS EVERY MONTH, UH, FROM PEOPLE SEEKING THAT ASSISTANCE.

UM, WE ALSO ARE REFERRING PEOPLE TO CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS FOR ADDITIONAL SUPPORT WITH OUR RENTAL ASSISTANCE.

AND NUMBER SEVEN, WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE AUSTIN ENERGY PLUS ONE PROGRAM, UH, TO HELP PEOPLE KEEP THE LIGHTS ON.

AND THAT'S ALSO GOING VERY WELL.

SO AGAIN, REOPENING THE CENTERS, EXPANDING THE HOME DELIVERY PROGRAM TO WILCO BECAUSE OF OUR BEST PRACTICES IN, UH, HELPING PEOPLE DO THEIR TAXES AND OF THE HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS REPORT.

THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SHARE THIS WITH YOU AND BRAG A LITTLE ABOUT OUR STAFF.

UH, THANK YOU LAST MONTH FOR, UH, YOUR, UH, YOUR DISCUSSION ON ADVOCATING FOR MORE RENTALS.

DISTANCE KIND OF HAS FALLEN OFF THE RADAR.

THERE'S OTHER ISSUES THAT THE CITY HAS AS WELL, BUT I THINK HE SHOULD REALLY REMAIN ON THE LEADER AND I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU CAN DO TO, UH, TO ADVOCATE FOR THOSE FUNDS.

THAT'S THE END OF MY REPORT.

THANK YOU.

I KNOW THIS BODY IS PROUD TO BRAG ALONGSIDE YOU AND DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO ADVOCATE FOR WHAT YOU DO WITH THAT MILLION DOLLAR ALLOTMENT.

Y'ALL DO A TON.

UH, SO, SO THANK YOU ON CAITLYN, ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS FROM THE COMMISSIONERS, ALL RIGHT.

BLESSINGS AND LOVE.

IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE GETTING A, A FROM THE VIRTUAL WORLD AND, UH, WITH THAT, UH, WE WILL BE, DO I DO ON HIM? THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL TAKE CARE.

THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM

[3a. Briefing, discussion, and possible action on the draft Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Action Plan]

[3b. Conduct a public hearing to receive input on the draft Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Action Plan.]

WILL BE THREE, A PUBLIC HEARINGS.

WE HAVE A BRIEFING DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE DRAFT FISCAL YEAR, 20 22, 20 23.

ACTION PLAN.

WAIT, AND THAT'S WITH MAX HORSEMAN WITH HOUSING AND PLANNING AND POTENTIALLY ALSO RIGHT WITH, UH, MANDY, MANDY TO MAYO, DEPUTY DIRECTOR HOUSING AND PLANNING DEPARTMENT.

AND I AM, WE'RE PULLING MAX OVER.

UNDERSTOOD.

YEAH, I'M SORRY.

YOU JUST WEREN'T LISTED ON THE AGENDA.

AND I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU WERE PART OF THE, IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, MAX HAS THIS STUFF FANTASTIC.

AND TO CLARIFY, UH, I'M GUESSING, AND YOU COULD KEEP ME HONEST, UH, MANDY OR VICE-CHAIR OR ANYBODY IN THE ROOM LAST MONTH, WE HAD A BRIEFING AND DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON THE COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT AS RELATED TO THIS PLAN.

AND NOW WE'RE DOING THE SAME JUST AS RELATED TO THIS PLAN, IS THAT CORRECT? BUT WITHOUT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT PART.

SO I SEE MAX THERE, UH, THIS IS, WE HAVE RELEASED THE DRAFT, UH, ACTION PLAN, AND THIS IS OUR OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC INPUT.

ALTHOUGH I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE ANYBODY SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC INPUT.

I BELIEVE WE DON'T HAVE ANYONE SIGNED UP FOR PUBLIC INPUT.

AND I THINK WE MIGHT HEAR MAX.

YES.

YOU CAN HEAR ME.

YEAH, THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

UM, WELL THANK YOU FOR HAVING US BACK FOR, FOR THE DRAFT ACTION PLAN.

WE JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU A BRIEF UPDATE ALONG WITH THE PUBLIC HEARING THAT THAT'S TAKING PLACE.

UM, IF YOU COULD ADVANCE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

UM, SO THE DRAFT ACTION PLAN, JUST A QUICK RECAP IS THE, UM, PLAN, THE SPENDING PLAN THAT WE SUBMIT TO THE HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, UM, EACH YEAR TO APPLY FOR A FEDERAL BLOCK GRANTS.

UM, SO WE'LL GIVE YOU SOME BRIEF INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THIS YEAR'S DRAFT ACTION PLAN LOOKS LIKE AND DESCRIBE THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD TO YOU, AND OPEN IT UP FOR ANY FEEDBACK YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS. UM, AND THEN MOVE ON.

UM, SO NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND YOU CAN GO ONE MORE.

SO THE FISCAL YEAR 2223 DRAFT ACTION PLAN IS WHAT IS CURRENTLY OUT RIGHT NOW TO THE PUBLIC FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT.

UM, SO GOING INTO THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR WILL BE YOUR FOUR OF THAT.

FIVE-YEAR

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CONSOLIDATED PLANNING PERIOD, UM, WHERE WE ARE APPLYING FOR THE FOUR GRANTS THAT YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND, UM, BECAUSE WE DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ANY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM, FROM HUD ABOUT WHAT THE NEXT TWO YEARS, UH, GRANT ALLOCATIONS WILL BE.

WE'RE STILL WAITING ON THEM TO ANNOUNCE THAT, UM, OUR DRAFT ACTION PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR IS FILLED IN WITH NUMBERS FROM THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR.

SO WE'RE, WE'RE KIND OF GOING WITH THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE GRANTS, UM, THE GRANT FUNDING THAT WE RECEIVED IN 2122 WILL BE RELATIVELY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'LL BE RECEIVING AT 2223.

AND SO WE ARE WAITING ON HUD TO RELEASE, UM, NOTICE OF HOW MUCH, HOW MANY DOLLARS WE'RE ELIGIBLE FOR.

AND, UM, IN THE MEANTIME, WE RELEASED THIS DRAFT ACTION PLAN WITH, UM, NUMBERS PRETTY MUCH FROM THE 2122 ACTION PLAN THAT WILL PROPORTIONALLY INCREASE OR DECREASE BASED