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NITA

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (Part 1 of 2)]

NARU, NITA NARU.

AND THERE'S A THIRD ONE.

YEAH.

CLARK, CAN YOU HEAR US? YES.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? WE CAN YOU'RE UP.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK NOW? WELL, SURE.

I, I THOUGHT THAT PROFESSOR ANHE WAS GONNA, WAS GONNA BE ON THE LINE AND INTRODUCE THIS, BUT, UH, THE THREE OF US ARE, UH, IN SUPPORT OF THE, UH, RENOVATION OF THE NATIONAL HERNANDEZ BUILDING FOR USES RELATED TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD IN PARTICULAR TO PROGRAMMING FOR, UH, LOW INCOME SENIOR CITIZENS.

UH, I AM THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF AUSTIN GERIATRIC CENTER, WHICH, UM, OWNS, UH, THE REBECCA BANES JOHNSON CENTER AT 31 WALLER STREET.

WE ARE THE 16 STORY TOWER THAT NOW HAS A FIVE STORY STRUCTURE KIND OF WRAPPING AROUND IT.

UH, WE HAVE 279 NEW AFFORDABLE HOUSING UNITS FOR LOW INCOME SENIORS, UH, AT THAT LOCATION THAT WE'VE JUST COMPLETED.

AND WE'RE ABOUT TO KICK OFF THE REHABILITATION OF THE 16 STORY TOWER THAT'S BEEN THERE SINCE 1973, THAT WE THINK THAT THE SENIORS IN, IN OUR, AT THE RBJ AND THERE'LL BE ABOUT 500 MORE THAN 500 OF THEM WOULD GREATLY BENEFIT FROM THE RENOVATION OF THE BUILDING FOR, UH, PROGRAMMING FOR, FOR SENIORS AND FOR OTHER NEIGHBORHOOD USES.

UM, AND WE ARE PREPARED TO SUPPORT WHAT PROFESSOR ANHE WAS GONNA SPEAK TO.

AND I'M, I, I THOUGHT I KNOW SHE'S ON THE, ON THE LINE.

SHE MUST NOT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO, UH, COMMUNICATE SOME WAY, BUT, UM, I, I THINK WE'RE HOPING TO GET INVITED BACK TO A MEETING WHERE WE CAN BE ON THE AGENDA AND HAVE A SPECIFIC PROPOSAL, BUT WE WANTED TO INTRODUCE OURSELVES.

I HAVE BEEN, UH, I'M CHAIR OF THE BOARD OF AUSTIN GERIATRIC CENTER.

AND I HAVE, UH, BEEN A MEMBER OF THE WORKING GROUP THAT PROFESSOR ANN HELD HAS BEEN, UH, LEADING.

UH, AND I, AND I KNOW THAT, UH, UH, ANOTHER ONE OF OUR GROUP WAS GOING TO TALK ABOUT, ABOUT THE PROJECT FROM AN ARCHITECTURAL STANDPOINT.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHY SHE CAN'T, UH, BE ON THE LINE RIGHT NOW, BUT THAT'S, UH, THAT'S WHAT WE WERE HOPING TO SPEAK WITH YOU ABOUT TO INTRODUCE OURSELVES AND TO HOPE TO GET ON, UH, YOUR AGENDA, UH, FOR THE OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER MEETING TO, UH, TO MORE FULLY THIS.

AND WOULD YOU STATE FOR THE RECORD, YOUR NAME PLEASE? MY NAME IS CLARK HYDRICK H E I D R I C K.

I AM.

I AM ON THE CALL.

MY NAME IS JACKIE ANGEL.

AND DID YOU, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

DID YOU WANT TO SPEAK YES, PLEASE.

UH, THANK YOU.

I WANTED JUST TO ADD TO WHAT CLARK HAS SAID REGARDING OUR EFFORTS ALONG THESE LINES.

THE THERE'S BEEN SEVERAL FEASIBILITY STUDIES REGARDING, UH, POTENTIAL CITY OWNED SITES FOR AN INTERGENERATIONAL RESOURCE AND ACTIVITY CENTER.

AND THE NATION IS BUILDING CONSTANTLY RANKS TOP BECAUSE IT'S A CENTER THAT, YOU KNOW, NEEDS TO BE CLOSE TO SENIOR HOUSING AT CLARK HEAD, UH, DESCRIBED AT THE, UH, RBJ C RESIDENTIAL TOWER, BUT ALSO THE NINE SURROUNDING ZIP CODES.

OUR RESEARCH SHOWS, UH, IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ADDRESS ALL OF THESE, UH, IMPORTANT NEEDS.

THERE IS A GLARING GAP IN THESE SERVICES.

IT'S OUTPACING THE, UM, POPULATION GROWTH THAT WE'RE SEEING, UH, IN OUR SENIOR POPULATION ON OUR OVERALL POPULATION.

UH, THERE'S BEEN SOME, UH, DISCUSSION THROUGH OUR MEETINGS THAT, UH, PART, THE DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION WANTS THE FIGHT FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES, BUT, UH, THE HOLLY SHORE'S MASTER PLANS DECLARED THE BUILDING SHOULD BE DEDICATED TO COMMUNITY USE.

AND THE, THE COMMUNITY, UH, YOU KNOW, WOULD REALLY BENEFIT FROM, UM, THE RESIDENTS OF OUR LOW INCOME SENIORS, OUR TODDLERS AND BAR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM, FROM THIS NEIGHBORHOOD WHO WOULD ENGAGE IN SERVICE LEARNING ACTIVITIES WITH THIS, WITH THE SENIORS IN INDOOR OUT AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES,

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ARTS AND CRAFTS, TUTORING, MENTORING, YOU KNOW, AS WELL AS GARDENING AND MANY OTHER ACTIVITIES.

WE HAVE, UM, ALL THE MAJOR SENIOR SERVICE NONPROFITS WHO HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH US OVER THE PAST EIGHT YEARS.

AND WE BELIEVE, UH, WITH OUR FOCUSED, UM, UH, DEVELOPMENT PLAN THAT WILL BE ABLE TO SUPPLEMENT PARTS OF BUDGET AS WELL AS CLEARLY, UM, CREATE A VERY, UM, INCLUSIVE CENTER FOR ALL AGE GROUPS.

AND, UH, WE HOPE WE CAN RECEIVE A LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM THIS COMMISSION, AND WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THE ARM ATTEND, UH, ONE OF YOUR FUTURE MEETINGS, SO WE COULD PRESENT MORE DETAILED DATA AND SHOWED SOME OF OUR RENDERINGS THAT DR.

NAI WOULD LIKE TO, UH, SHOW YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, SHERIFF POP.

UH, THIS IS COMMISSIONER ABOUT 20.

YES.

I, I THINK COMMISSIONER DELGADO HAD SPOKEN UP FIRST.

OH, FORGIVE ME.

YEAH, I, I JUST WANTED TO ASK, AM I ABLE TO ASK THE GUEST A QUESTION? SURE.

OKAY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? OKAY.

HI, UH, I AM BERTHA RENDON DELGADO, THE CITY OF AUSTIN HOUSING COMMISSIONER FOR THIS DEMOGRAPHIC AREA.

SO I WELCOME THE GUESTS.

THANK YOU FOR COMING TO OUR COMMISSION AND BRINGING THIS, UH, INITIATIVE UP.

I ALSO DO LIVE FOUR BLOCKS AWAY FROM RBJ AT 2008 HASKELL STREET, AND I'M ALSO THE PRESIDENT OF EAST TOWN LAKE CITIZENS NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION.

AND SO I AM VERY, VERY, UM, INTERESTED IN HEARING MORE ABOUT YOUR INITIATIVE, UM, IN MAKING SURE THAT WE DO HAVE A COLLABORATION.

UH, THE COMMUNITY FOUGHT VERY HARD TO PRESERVE THAT AREA AS MY GRANDFATHER, EDWARD RENDON, SENIOR, WHICH IS A PARK IN THE MASTER PLAN IS NAMED AFTER HIM.

UH, WE WERE VERY INSTRUMENTAL IN MAKING SURE THAT MASTER PLAN WAS ADOPTED IN 2013 WITH ALL AMENITIES AND ALL OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS, UH, FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOOD THAT WE LIVED AT, WE'VE LIVED AT OUR ENTIRE LIFE.

SO I STILL LIVE THERE.

AND I THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND I WILL, UH, DEFINITELY WOULD LIKE TO BE IN CONTACT WITH YOUR GROUP, UH, WITH THE MEMBERS THAT YOU MENTIONED, UH, REGARDING THIS INITIATIVE, CUZ AGAIN, THE NEIGHBORHOOD DOES WANT TO HAVE A COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER THERE AS WELL AS VETERAN A VETERAN OFFICE.

AND SO WE'VE HAD THESE CONVERSATIONS IN OUR COMMUNITY IN THE PAST COUPLE YEARS.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN, AND MY INFORMATION, YOU CAN REACH OUT TO ME, UH, THROUGH MY EMAIL OR, UH, I'M MORE THAN WELCOME TO GIVE YOU MY PHONE NUMBER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN WAN LUCK.

UH, THANK YOU, CHAIR POP.

UH, AND THANK YOU ALSO FOR BEING IN PERSON TO PRESIDE, UH, OR THIS MEETING AS WELL AS EVERYBODY ELSE WHO'S THERE IN PERSON.

UM, AND THOSE, OF COURSE WHO'VE ALL SHOWN UP PERIOD, BUT THAT BEING SAID, UH, I JUST WANTED TO, UH, UH, I, I HAD A QUESTION FOR, UH, UH, DR.

, BUT I THINK, UM, GIVEN WHAT I JUST ALSO JUST HEARD FROM, UH, SOUNDS LIKE, UH, COMMISSIONER DELGADO IS ALSO UNIQUELY INTERESTED.

SO I MIGHT JUST OFFLINE REACH OUT TO COMMISSIONER DELGADO ABOUT POTENTIAL LANGUAGE, UH, FOR A RESOLUTION AND, AND HOW WE MAY BE ABLE TO GET THIS ON THE AGENDA NEXT MONTH.

SO WE'LL ABOUT THAT LATER.

THAT'S ALL I GOT.

THANKS.

THANKS VICE CHAIR OR THANKS.

J POP.

DO WE WANNA SEE IF CALLER, UH, NAI IS ON THE LINE ARCHITECT? SO WE'LL

[1. Approve the August 09, 2022 Community Development Commission meeting minutes.]

MOVE ON TO APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE AUGUST 9TH MEETING CHAIR, CHAIR OF VICE CHAIR.

CAN YOU SPEAK CLOSER TO THE MICROPHONE? YES, I COULD HEAR YOU ON WE'LL MOVE ON TO APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES.

I NOTICED THAT THE MINUTES THAT WE APPROVED ON THE DRAFT MINUTES ARE, UM, WERE SUPPOSED TO BE APPROVING TODAY, THE AUGUST 9TH

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MINUTES, BUT THE MINUTES ARE LISTED, NOT THE JULY, BUT THE AUGUST.

SO IF YOU COULD REMIND US OF THE JULY DATE WE CAN, ARE YOU SAYING WE SHOULD BE APPROVING JULY MINUTES? WE SHOULD.

WE, WE SHOULD BE APPROVING AUGUST MINUTES, BUT I THINK THERE'S AN ERROR IN THE AUGUST MINUTES THAT SAY CITE THEMSELVES INSTEAD OF THE PREVIOUS MONTHS, MINUTES THAT GOT APPROVED, THEN MM-HMM OKAY.

NOTED.

IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE? IS THERE A SECOND, SECOND, IT'S BEEN MOVED BY COMMISSIONER DELGADO AND SECONDED BY COMMISSIONER TO OVER TO I HI, ANY OPPOS, ANY ABSTENTIONS MOVING ON

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

TO DISCUSSION ITEMS, ITEM TWO PRESENTATION ON THE COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT ON KNO IF, IF YOU'RE TALKING ON KELLY, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU AND THEN WE CAN GOOD EVENING.

THERE YOU GO.

WITH SOME TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

I DIDN'T HAVE A NUDE BUTTON, BUT IT'S LIVE NOW.

VERY GOOD.

THANK YOU.

WELL, GOOD EVENING COMMISSIONERS.

UM, I AM HERE TO PRESENT ON THE, UM, COMMUNITY SERVICES BLOCK GRANT.

THE FIRST PAGE THAT YOU HAVE THERE, I'LL REMIND YOU OF THE MISSION ENABLE SERVICES UNIT IMPROVE THE LIVES AND HEALTH OF PEOPLE, EXPERIENCING POVERTY BY PROVIDING PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES, CONNECTING RESIDENT OF AUSTIN AND TRAVIS COUNTY TO COMMUNITY RESOURCES.

THERE'S AN UPDATE THERE TO JULY ON OUR EXPENDITURES, PRETTY MUCH ON TRACK TO EXPAND ANOTHER FUNDS BY THE END OF MARCH OF NEXT YEAR.

NEXT PAGE, PLEASE, WHICH NUMBER TWO HAS SOME UPDATES ON OUR OUTCOMES.

UM, NOT A LOT NEW HERE.

UH, WE WILL BE REPORTING MORE ON SOME OF OUR ER RENT ASSISTANCE, UM, UH, FUNDING AND SERVICES.

NEXT MONTH.

WE JUST, UH, STARTED THAT PROGRAM, UH, IN MID AUGUST.

SO NO NEW DATA THERE, BUT WE ARE AS YOU KNOW, PROVIDING BASIC NEED SERVICES TO OUR COMMUNITY.

PLUS ONE RENT ASSISTANCE AND FOOD SERVICES.

WE'VE HELPED ALMOST 15,315 PEOPLE WITH OUR FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS.

UM, TAX PROGRAMS WERE VERY SUCCESSFUL EARLIER THIS YEAR.

WE'RE ALREADY IN COMMUNICATION WITH TWO AGENCIES THAT, UH, PARTNER WITH US TO PROVIDE TAX HELP THIS FOLLOWING, UH, YEAR THINGS FOR MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

UM, NEXT PAGE, PLEASE, FOR SOME, UH, PROGRAMMATIC UPDATES FOR THIS MONTH.

I THINK WE, ONE MUST HAVE BEEN CUT OFF ON THE FIRST PAGE.

NUMBER ONE HAS TO DO WITH A HR.

UH, WE CONTINUE TO FILL OUR POSITIONS.

WE HAVE A FEW AGENCIES RIGHT NOW AND WE'RE, UH, WORKING WITH HR TO FILL THOSE, UH, NUMBER TWO, UH, WE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON THE SECOND OF 2022, UH, NUMBER THREE, CDC NOMINATION SELECTION ELECTION.

UH, WE'RE WORKING WITH THE BLACKLAND NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION, UH, TO FACILITATE A NOMINATION SELECTION MEETING FOR THE ROOSA BLACKLAND SEAT ON THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION.

UH, THAT NOMINATION SELECTION MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4TH AT 6:00 PM.

AND IT WILL BE THE VIRTUAL MEETING.

UH, NUMBER FOUR, OUR FOOD FOR FAMILIES PROGRAM CONTINUES TO GO STRONG, UH, IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CENTRAL TEXAS FOOD BANK.

OUR HOME DELIVERY PROGRAM IS, UH, VERY ROBUST

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AS WELL.

UH, WE HAVE, UM, FILLED UP OUR FRIDAYS.

WE EXTENDED IT TO FRIDAYS, UM, AND THOSE SLOTS ARE ALL FILLED 50 DELIVERIES EVERY FRIDAY.

AND WE, UM, EXPANDED THE NUMBER OF DELIVERIES PER DAY FROM 90 TO 120 MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAYS.

AND WE'RE WORKING TO GET TO THE 120, UH, WE'RE PRETTY CLOSE NOW ON EACH ONE OF THOSE DAYS.

UH, NUMBER SIX, WE'VE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF RENT ASSISTANCE WITH OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS FROM JANUARY THROUGH JULY, ASED 254 PEOPLE IN 103 HOUSEHOLDS TO AVOID EVICTION USING, UH, THOSE FUNDS.

NUMBER SEVEN IS, UH, VERY EXCITING FOR US.

WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE ALMOST A MILLION DOLLARS IN ERA FUNDING, UH, TO EXPAND BY THE END OF THE YEAR.

UH, WE STOOD UP THAT PROGRAM HALFWAY THROUGH AUGUST AND WE'VE ALREADY SEEN A LOT OF, UM, DEMAND AND WE HAVE BEEN PROCESSING A LOT OF, UH, RENTAL ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS, UH, TO HELP FOLKS AVOID EVICTION, UH, AGAIN, MORE DATA NEXT MONTH, BUT IT, IT LOOKS LIKE, UM, I CAN LET YOU KNOW THAT THE FIRST TWO WEEKS, UM, WE JUST, WE MADE ABOUT $225,505 IN, UH, RENT ASSISTANCE PAYMENTS.

UM, AND WE'RE HOPING TO, UH, CONTINUE TO HELP AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE WITH THAT FUNDING BE EIGHT.

OUR AUSTIN PLUS ONE PROGRAM WAS SO SUCCESSFUL THAT, UH, WE RECEIVED AN EXTRA $20,000 FROM AUSTIN ENERGY TO EXPAND BY THE END OF THIS WEEK SO THAT IT ALSO HELPED US, UH, HELP MORE FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY IN DANGER OF HAVING THEIR, UH, SERVICES TURNED OFF OR GETTING TOO FAR BEHIND THEM, BECOMING OVERWHELMED WITH, UH, WITH UTILITY BILLS AND NUMBER NINE, WE DID AN NSU CLIENT SATISFACTION SURVEY, UH, THAT WAS COMPLETED IN AUGUST AND THE RESULTS WERE OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE.

I HAVE A POWERPOINT ATTACHED TO THE BACKUP DOCUMENTATION FOR MORE DETAILS IF YOU, AND WHEN YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LOOKING AT THAT, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

I GUESS IT'S PULLED UP TODAY.

I CAN ACTUALLY KIND OF GO THROUGH IT TOO.

UH, IT'S VERY SHORT AND JUST KIND OF GIVES YOU A, A VIEW INTO WHAT OUR CLIENTS THINK ABOUT OUR SERVICES AND, UH, THE QUALITY OF THE SERVICES AND, UH, FRIENDLINESS OF OUR STAFF.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT.

SLIDE NUMBER TWO, PLEASE.

UH, WE'VE STILL TALKED ABOUT 300 OVER 300, UH, REQUESTS, UH, FOR, UM, OUR CLIENTS AND WE RECEIVED 88 RESPONSES, 73 IN ENGLISH AND 15 IN SPANISH.

NEXT SLIDE, 61 OF THE PEOPLE THAT RESPONDED RECEIVED FOOD SERVICES, WHETHER IT WAS FRESH FOOD FOR FAMILIES, HOPE MOBILE PANTRY, FOOD PANTRY, ET CETERA, ABOUT 13 RENTAL ASSISTANCE AND THE OTHERS, UH, WERE, UH, UTILITY ASSISTANCE OR OTHER, UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASES.

WE ASKED OUR FOLKS, UH, PLEASE RATE THE COURTESY AND FILLS OF THE STAFF MEMBER WHO HELPED YOU OVERWHELMINGLY, UH, WAS EXCELLENT, FAIR AND GOOD.

VERY FEW PEOPLE THOUGHT IT WAS POOR SERVICE.

BELIEVE THREE OF THEM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE ALSO ASKED PLEASE RATE THE QUALITY OF THE SERVICES YOU RECEIVED, QUALITY OF THE FOOD, THE AMOUNT OF ASSISTANCE WE WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE IT AGAIN, OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE.

EXCELLENT AND FAIR.

AND THEN WE ASKED, HOW WOULD YOU RATE YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES OVERALL AGAIN, OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE, BUT 83 RESPONSES, 84 WERE, UM, EXCELLENT.

FAIR AND GOOD.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AND WE ASK HOW LIKELY ARE YOU TO RECOMMEND OUR SERVICES TO A FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR AGAIN, OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE YEAR, VERY LIKELY 1164.

I MEAN, UH, LIKELY 11, UH, VERY UNLIKELY OR UNLIKELY WAS, UM, WHAT ONE? UH, SO OVERALL WE, WE GOT SOME REALLY GOOD FEEDBACK AND SOME GOOD COMMENTS AND THAT I'LL SHARE WITH YOU ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

YOU CAN READ THIS ON YOUR OWN TIME.

UM, BUT THEY'RE ALL VERY POSITIVE.

BOTH IN ENGLISH IS SPANISH AND GIVES US A LITTLE BIT OF, UH, YOU KNOW, WHAT PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES UNIT AND THE SERVICES, THE STAFF THAT, UH, THAT, UM, HELP OUR COMMUNITY WITH BASIC NEEDS.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

AND I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THESE LITTLE BIT OF GOOD NEWS REGARDING OUR ANNUAL SURVEY.

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THAT IS THE END OF MY REPORT TODAY.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS REPORT? YEAH.

YES.

MR. GARCIA, UH, ANGEL, CAN YOU SHARE THE ZIP CODES FOR THE 100, 103, UH, UH, HOUSEHOLDS THAT YOU PROVIDED THE, UM, THE FINANCIAL STABILITY? JUST WANT TO KNOW HOW MANY ARE IN MY AREA? UH, YES, I CAN GET THAT FOR YOU.

OKAY.

I'LL GET THAT INFORMATION AND SEND IT TO YOU THROUGH THE BUSY EMAIL.

UH, AND ALSO, DO YOU HAVE, UH, IF I GO TO THE PAGE I GO, UM, THIS IS MORE LIKE, UH, TO GIVE INFORMATION TO MY COMMUNITY.

UM, SOMETIMES THEY SAY IT'S SOMETIMES HARD TO GET SOME OF THE PROGRAMS BECAUSE LIKE, IN THIS CASE, UH, THE NUMBER EIGHT, UM, SERIOUS ILLNESS IS SOMETIMES MUST TO BE REALLY SERIOUS ILLNESS.

UM, SO DO YOU HAVE LIKE A LIST, UH, OR CAN WHEN THEY APPLY ONLINE, IS THERE A LIST, UH, OR JUST A LIST THAT I CAN SEE TO SHARE THE INFORMATION TOO WITH THEM? UH, YEAH, I'M KIND OF CONFUSED COMMISSIONER ON THE, UH, QUESTION I WANT TO KNOW IT'S MOSTLY, UH, THE CRISES IS THAT WHAT WE TRY TO FLESH OUT.

OKAY.

SO THERE REALLY IS NO LIST ABOUT SPECIFIC ILLNESSES OR HOW SERIOUS THEY ARE.

UM, YEAH.

I WANT TO KNOW HOW SERIOUS THEY MUST BE TO QUALIFY.

YEAH, THERE, THERE IS.

NO, AGAIN, I'M CONFUSED CUZ THERE IS NO QUALIFICATION REGARDING A SERIOUSNESS OF THE ILLNESS.

OKAY.

MAYBE IT'S MORE OF A SEMANTICS ISSUE.

A SERIOUS ILLNESS COULD CAUSE SOMEONE TO GO INTO A DEBT, UM, AND HAVE A CRISIS.

SO IT'S NOT NECESSARILY THE ILLNESS ITSELF.

IT'S THE CRISIS THAT PRECIPITATED THE NEED.

RIGHT.

OKAY.

SO YEAH.

THAT'S YEAH.

OKAY.

PERFECT.

AND ONE LAST ONE.

UM, WHERE CAN WE, UH, CAN WE, IS THE PUBLIC AVAILABLE TO, OR ABLE TO JOIN THE, THE MEETING FOR THE, UH, CITIZEN NOMINATION ON POINT NUMBER THREE? UH, YES.

UH, I CAN SEND YOU THAT MM-HMM UH, YOU CAN JOIN, UH, BUT YOU CANNOT VOTE OR PARTICIPATE UNLESS YOU LIVE WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA FOR THAT, UH, COMMISSIONER SEAT.

OKAY.

BUT DEFINITELY YOU CAN JOIN MM-HMM OR GET THAT FOR YOU AS OKAY.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU, CHAIR.

YES, COMMISSIONER .

I DO HAVE TWO QUESTIONS.

UM, THEY DON'T, THEY'RE NOT PERTAINING TO THE REPORT, BUT UH, ON HAND, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT.

IT'S REALLY GOOD TO SEE YOU.

AND UM, EVERYTHING LOOKS GREAT.

I DO HAVE TWO QUESTIONS.

ONE IS, UM, THE EAST AUSTIN NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER, IS THAT OPERATING AT A FULL CAPACITY AND WHAT RESOURCES ARE BEING GIVEN THERE? I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE THAT RIGHT NOW, BUT IF YOU CAN BRING THAT BACK, UH, IN THE OCTOBER MEETING, I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE THAT CUZ I, I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

UM, IF THEY'RE EVEN SURE OPERATING OR WHAT THEY'RE OPERATING, WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

OH YEAH.

OKAY.

SO, WELL FOR SURE CAN BRING THAT BACK NEXT MONTH.

I ALSO SEND YOU AN EMAIL.

THEY'RE DOING A LOT THERE FROM PPE, UH, STILL TO, UH, FOOD PANTRY, RENT ASSISTANCE, UH, AND LET'S DO LANDSCAPING RECORDING.

YEAH.

LANDSCAPING AND PAINTING AND, AND ALL THAT GOOD STUFF.

SO IF WE CAN GET A REPORT ON THAT SO I CAN SEE WHAT WHAT'S GOING ON THERE.

ANOTHER THING, UM, IS THE COMMISSIONER SEATS THAT ARE OPEN CURRENTLY RIGHT NOW IN OUR, IN OUR DYES HERE.

UH, I KNOW ONE OF 'EM IS DEV SPRINGS.

UM, IS THE ROSEWOOD ONE STILL OPEN? AND IS THERE ANY OTHER ONE STILL OPEN? AND WHERE IS THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ELECTIONS THAT ARE GONNA BE HOSTED AND WHERE'S THOSE DATES AND TIME.

SO THE COMMUNITY CAN PARTICIPATE AS WELL AS NOMINATE.

THANK YOU.

YOU CAN PUT OUT ON A SOCIAL MEDIA FOR OFTEN PUBLIC HEALTH.

UM, IT'S ALSO POSTED AT THE ENABLER CENTERS, BUT UH, WE ARE USING A, UH, OFF THE PUBLIC HEALTH, SOCIAL MEDIA TO GET THAT WORD OUT FACEBOOK AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO HOW MANY SEATS DO WE HAVE RIGHT NOW OPEN? WELL, IT'S THE ONE SEAT ON YOUR, ON YOUR BOARD HERE.

SO ALL SEATS ARE FILLED.

ALL SEATS ARE FILLED NOW, EXCEPT ONE, ALL THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA SEATS ARE FILLED.

YES.

THE ONES THAT I'M IN CHARGE OF EXCEPT FOR THE ROSE OF THE BLACKLAND SEAT.

NO, I BELIEVE THE DOVE SPRINGS, UM, SEAT HAS JUST OPENED UP TO MY KNOWLEDGE, ACCORDING TO, UH, STAFF, IF STAFF WANTS TO CONFIRM THAT

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I WAS NOT AWARE OF THAT.

YEAH.

I HAVEN'T HEARD OF THAT EITHER.

I DON'T KNOW IF LISA, MAYBE SOMETHING IS, IS COMMISSIONER HAS, UH, CHAIR IS COMMISSIONER HASSO AVAILABLE.

SHE'S NOT HERE, BUT OKAY.

I HAVEN'T HEARD THAT SHE LEFT HER SEAT.

ELLO SAADA IS NO LONGER A COMMISSIONER HERE TO MY KNOWLEDGE.

AND THAT IS, SHE WAS APPOINTED.

SHE WASN'T A, A, A NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT THE SEATS STILL OPEN FOR AN APPOINTING, CORRECT? YEAH, BUT THAT'S NOT ON HILLS PURVIEW.

OH, IT'S NOT I'M I'M SORRY.

YOU DON'T, YOU DON'T RUN THAT.

NO THAT'S OKAY.

OKAY.

OKAY.

SO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SEATS ARE JUST ROSEWOOD.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

I WANNA MAKE SURE THAT, THAT WE, UH, THE COMMUNITY KNOWS ABOUT ROSEWOOD, CUZ I THINK IT'S BEEN VACANT FOR A LONG TIME NOW, SO I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE ALL OF OUR SEATS ARE FILLED.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

UH, YES.

THANK YOU.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

I BELIEVE COMMISSIONER GARRETT HAD A QUESTION.

COMMISSIONER GARRETT, MR. GARRETT.

HI.

THANK YOU.

YEAH, I JUST HAD A QUICK QUESTION ON NUMBER ONE.

UM, THERE'S VACANT SEEDS.

IS THERE SORT OF A, A WAY FOR FOLKS TO APPLY FOR THOSE VACANCIES? UH, YES.

UH, JUST GO TO THE CITY OF CITY OF AUSTIN JOBS WEBSITE.

UM, IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE.

ONCE YOU GET TO THE WEBSITE, YOU CAN CLICK ON, UH, THE POSITION AND EVEN THE DEPARTMENT I BELIEVE.

AND THEY WILL COME UP THE CITY OF AUSTIN JOBS.

DO YOU KNOW THE UH, YEAH, I WAS SORT OF, UM, SEARCHING RIGHT BEFORE I ASKED AND I COULDN'T FIND IT.

IS IT THE BEST WAY FOR KEYWORDS? WHAT'S THE JOB TITLE? UH, IT WOULD BE COMMUNITY WORKER, SOCIAL WORKER.

I THINK WE HAVE A SOCIAL WORK POSITION OPENED, YOU KNOW, THIS HAS BEEN FILLED.

OKAY, AWESOME.

THANK YOU.

IS THAT THE ONLY POSITION THAT'S OPEN IS JUST THAT ONE SOCIAL WORK POSITION.

ARE THERE OTHER ONES, UH, RIGHT, UH, RIGHT NOW, YES.

OKAY, PERFECT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

ITEM THREE, PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF PROGRAMS BY AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

[PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL (Part 1 of 2)]

UH, VICE CHAIR, BEFORE WE MOVE ON.

UM, THE THIRD CALLER THAT WE WERE EXPECTING FOR PUBLIC COMMENT IS BACK ONLINE.

WOULD YOU BE OPEN TO HEARING HER? OKAY.

OKAY.

UM, NITA, NAI, ARE YOU ON THE PHONE? GOOD EVENING.

YES I AM.

OKAY, GO AHEAD.

WELCOME.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU.

UM, ONE, I APOLOGIZE.

I GOT DISCONNECTED TODAY.

TOOK ME A MINUTE TO GET BACK CONNECTING, UM, WITH THE CODE.

UM, I JUST WANTED TO SAY A FEW WORDS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF INTERGENERATIONAL PROGRAM IN TERMS OF INVOLVING CHILDREN WITH OLDER ADULTS.

UM, AND HOW RESEARCH HAS PROVEN, UH, THE BENEFITS AS IT INCREASES, SOCIAL INTERACTION, LIVELINESS, COGNITIVE ABILITIES, INTEREST IN LEARNING NEW SKILLS AND REALLY JUST OVERALL SATISFACTION, UH, LIFE SATISFACTION FOR OLDER ADULTS, UH, AND THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL HEALTH, UM, OF OLDER ADULTS THAT IMPROVE IN INTERACTING WITH CHILDREN BY BECOMING MORE ACTIVE, HAVING HIGHER LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT FUNCTIONALITY SELF-WORTH UM, AND THEN THAT THE DESIGNING THIS ENVIRONMENT WOULD BE, UH, FOCUSED ON, UM, ENCOURAGING THESE TYPE OF INTERACTION WITH BETWEEN THE OLDER ADULTS AND CHILDREN AND, UM, SERVING THEIR COMMUNITY, THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITY TO THE FOOD AS POSSIBLE.

UM, AND THEN I'M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

UM, I'M AN ARCHITECTURE DESIGNER WHO HAS BEEN FOCUSING ON DESIGNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR INTERGENERATIONAL INTERACTIONS FOR OVER A DECADE HERE IN.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TESTIMONY.

WE'LL GO BACK TO ITEM

[3. Presentation and discussion of programs by Austin Habitat for Humanity (Silvio Cruz & Robin Lafleur, Austin Habitat for Humanity)]

THREE PRESENTATION, DISCUSSION OF PROGRAMS BY AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, SYLVIA, CRUZ AND ROBIN .

YES.

THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS SYLVIA CRUZ.

I AM THE, UH, VP OF CLIENT SERVICES.

WANT TO THANK ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT TO YOU TODAY.

ROBIN ALSO IS ON THE LINE AND SHE WILL BE PRESENTING A FEW MINUTES.

UM, TODAY WE ARE HERE AT YOUR REQUEST AND STAFF FOR AN UPDATE ON WHAT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS WORKING ON TO BUILD BETTER COMMUNITIES IN OUR SERVICE AREA.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

HABITAT'S MISSION AND VISION IT'S SEEKING TO PUT GOD'S LOVE INTO ACTION.

AUSTIN

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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BRINGS PEOPLE TOGETHER TO BUILD HOMES, COMMUNITIES, AND HOPE.

AND OUR VISION IS TO HAVE A WORLD WHERE EVERYONE HAS A DECENT PLACE TO LIVE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1985 IN AUSTIN, TEXAS.

NOW WE ARE A WORLD ORGANIZATION, BUT IN AUSTIN IT WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1985 AND WE SERVICE FIVE COUNTIES, TRAVIS HAYES, CALDWELL BA AND BLANCO.

WE PROVIDE HOUSING COUNSELING FOR PEOPLE WANTING TO PURCHASE A HOME.

AND ALSO OUR HOMEOWNERS ARE REQUIRED TO PUT IN SWEAT EQUITY HOURS AS PART OF BECOMING A HOMEOWNER.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE CHANGING LIVES WITH AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

SO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HAS BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB.

WE HAVE BUILT MORE THAN 500 HOMES SINCE 1985.

WE ALSO HAVE EVERY HOME REPAIR PROGRAMS WHERE WE REPAIR OVER 400 HOMES SO FAR, AND WE HAVE EMPOWER OVER 12,000 COMMUNITY MEMBERS THROUGH HOME BUYING EDUCATION COURSES AND COUNSELING.

ALL OF OUR FAMILIES ARE LOW TO MODERATE INCOME AND EARN UP TO 80% OF THE MEDIUM FAMILY INCOME.

WE ALSO BUILD HIGH QUALITY HOMES FOR THE FAMILIES AND THEY ARE REQUIRE ONCE AGAIN TO PUT IN SW EQUITY HOUR, THE BENEFIT OF HOME OWNERSHIP, UH, THE BENEFIT OF HOME OWNERSHIP AND STABLE HOUSING INCLUDES BETTER HEALTH, EDUCATIONAL, ACHIEVEMENT, AND ASSET BUILDING OVER GENERATIONS.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

HOUSING COUNSELING IS REQUIRED FOR ALL HABITAT HOMEOWNERS AND ALSO IS OFFERED TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY.

HOUSING COUNSELING PROGRAMS IS THE FIRST STEP TO COMING TO BECOMING A HOMEOWNER.

EACH FAMILY MEMBER RECEIVES A GROUP EDUCATION AND A ONE-ON-ONE COUNSELING EDUCATION TO IDENTIFY AND OVERCOME ANY BARRIERS THAT THEY HAVE IN THIS IN SUCCEEDING TO BECOME A HOMEOWNER.

SOME OF THOSE INCLUDE LOW CREDIT SCORES AND HIGH LEVELS OF DEBT.

WE PROVIDE HOUSING COUNSELING FOR THE COMMUNITY TO HELP ANYONE TO CREATE A BUDGET, BUY A HOME AND ASSIST WITH FORECLOSURE PREVENTION.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

HERE IS ONE OF THE PAST PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE DONE.

UM, AS YOU GUYS CAN SEE ON THE PRESENTATION, THAT IS OUR MUELLER OR MILLER PROJECT, DEPENDING, UM, WHERE YOU HAVE LIVED OR HOW LONG YOU'VE BEEN IN AUSTIN, PEOPLE WILL PRONOUNCE IT BOTH WAYS.

THIS LAND, SINCE LAND IS VERY EXPENSIVE ON THIS LAND, WE WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE EFFICIENCY IN PUTTING MORE HOMES IN LESS LAND AVAILABLE.

IN THIS PROJECT, WE WERE ABLE TO HELP PUT 11 TOWN HOMES IN THESE, THE LAND THAT WAS A TOTAL OF 13,000 SQUARE FEET OF DIRT.

SO VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW WE WERE ABLE TO MAXIMIZE THE LAND TO HELP MORE FAMILIES.

HERE'S A, UH, CURRENT PROJECT THAT WE'RE WORKING ON IS CALLED SCENIC POINT.

IT'S OFF OF LOYOLA AND JOHNNY MORRIS.

GUS GARCIA IS CLOSE TO THIS NEIGHBORHOOD.

IF YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA, WE HAVE 67 LOTS AVAILABLE, OR THAT WE ACQUIRE THERE.

THIS IS ON DISTRICT ONE.

AND SO FAR WE BUILT 56 HOMES.

WE ONLY HAVE 11 HOMES AVAILABLE, 11 LOTS STILL AVAILABLE HERE IS A FUTURE PROJECTS THAT WE HAVE IN THE WORKS WE HAVE.

UH, THANK YOU.

NEXT SLIDE.

THE FUTURE PROJECT IS MOUNT TOPS.

WE HAVE SIX DUPLEXES THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE BUILDING THAT WILL BE A TOTAL OF 12 HOMES OR 12 FAMILIES THAT WE WILL BE HELPING.

AND THAT IS ON 0.6, NINE ACRES.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE ON SUCH A SMALL, SHORT OF A PIECE OF LAND.

WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO OR GOAL HERE IS TO COMPLETE THE ON TOP OF THIS PROJECT OR, UM, AND BY 2023 COMPLETE SIX UNITS AND 12 HOMES, AS I MENTIONED, IT IS ON DISTRICT THREE.

THIS IS A COMMUNITY THAT WE STARTED BACK IN 1990.

THE OTHER FUTURE PROJECT WE HAVE RIGHT THERE IS PERSIMMON WHERE WE'RE GONNA BE BUILDING 26 TOWN HOMES ON 14.65 ACRES.

THE PERCENTAGE PROJECTS IS ON DISTRICT TWO AND WE PLAN TO START BUILDING IN 2024.

THIS COMMUNITY WILL HAVE FIVE ACRES OF UNDEVELOPED GREEN SPACE AND WILL BE CLOSE TO PETS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND THE ONION CREEK BUYOUT 100% OF THE FLOOD PLAINS.

AND NOW I'LL TURN IT OVER TO ROBIN TO EXPLAIN WHAT THE HOME BASE PROGRAM IS ALL ABOUT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

GOOD EVENING.

AND THANKS FOR HAVING US HERE.

UM, I WOULD LIKE TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT, UM, TO THANK YOU SYLVIA AS WELL.

UM, A LITTLE

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BIT ABOUT SOME OF OUR ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS, UM, HOME BASE BEING ONE OF THEM, IF WE COULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO WHAT IS HOME BASE? UM, SIMPLY PUT HOME BASES, THE CONSULTING ARM OF AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, UH, AS WELL AS A REAL ESTATE BROKERAGE FIRM.

UH, WE ORIGINALLY, UH, WERE INCORPORATED IN 2005 AND JOINED THE AUSTIN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FAMILY IN 2011.

UH, THE GOAL IS TO ESSENTIALLY BE A ONE STOP SHOP FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING NEEDS, UM, AND, UH, AND TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DEVELOPERS AS, AS OUR NONPROFIT PARTNERS TO MAINTAIN AND SUSTAIN AFFORDABILITY HERE IN AUSTIN.

UH, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, SOME OF THE SERVICES THAT WE OFFER, UH, THAT ARE DEMONSTRATED IN A GRAPH ON THE NEXT SLIDE, BUT WE'LL GET THERE IN A SECOND, UM, WOULD BE TO MARKET AND SELL, UH, AFFORDABLE HOMES, UM, ASSIST WITH LONG TERM AFFORDABILITY COMPLIANCE, UM, MONITOR AND ENFORCE COMPLIANCE WITH OUR PRIVATE RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS, UH, WORK ON SOME PRE-DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING WITH REGARDS TO PRICING, UH, PROGRAMS, UM, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT, UM, ENSURE APPROPRIATE EVALUATIONS FROM THE FAIR VARIOUS CADS THAT ARE IN OUR SERVICE AREA, UH, MANAGE RESALES OF AFFORDABLE UNITS AS WELL AS, UH, MOST IMPORTANTLY, OR MAYBE NOT MOST IMPORTANTLY, BUT EXTREMELY IMPORTANTLY, SOURCE COMPLETE, UH, COMPLIANT MORTGAGE FINANCING FOR THESE HOMES AS WELL.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

THIS IS A, UH, KIND OF A VISUAL, AS I WAS SAYING THAT THAT OUTLINES THE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE.

AND THIS IS A LITTLE PORTFOLIO SNAPSHOT GOING BACK, UM, OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS OF SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT HAVE BEEN COMPLETED, SOME OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON.

AND ALSO JUST TO MAKE NOTE OF THE PRODUCT TYPE, UM, PIGGYBACKING ON SOME OF WHAT SYLVIA WAS SAYING, UH, YOU KNOW, IN ORDER TO, TO PROVIDE MORE AFFORDABLE HOMES FOR MORE, UH, FAMILIES AND INDIVIDUALS, WE ARE, UH, WORKING WITH THESE DEVELOPERS, UM, ON DENSITY.

SO SEVERAL OF THE PROJECTS THAT WE'RE WORKING ON ARE CONDOMINIUMS TOWN HOMES, ROW HOMES, AND THE, LIKE WE HAVE ALSO, UM, COMPLETED THE DEVELOPMENT THAT HAD, UH, 61 SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED CONDOS.

UM, NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

OKAY.

AND NOW ONTO THE RESTORE, THE STORE THAT BUILDS HOMES, COMMUNITIES AND HOPE, UH, VERY NEAR AND DEAR TO MY HEART.

UM, I'VE BEEN WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FOR ALMOST 11 YEARS AND STARTED IN OPERATIONS AT THE RESTORE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

UM, AS MANY OF YOU PROBABLY REMEMBER OR KNOW THE, UH, KAMAL RESTORE THAT WAS LOCATED AT, UH, FOURTH AND KAMAL IN DISTRICT THREE, UH, WAS, UH, OPENED IN 1992 AND IT WAS THE FIRST IN THE NATION IN 2015, WE RELOCATED, UM, THIS STORE AND, UH, COMBINED OUR CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS, UH, IN WITH THE STORE, UM, AND IS NOW SERVING AS THE FLAG FLAGSHIP STORE, UM, ON SOUTH FIRST AND BEN WHITE STILL IN DISTRICT THREE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE.

SO I JUST MENTIONED THE SOUTH AUSTIN STORE, UM, IN 2018, WE OPENED A STORE IN SAN MARCUS, UH, IN 2021.

UM, THE END OF LAST YEAR WE OPENED, UM, ONE OF OUR RESTORES IN NORTHWEST AUSTIN.

I BELIEVE IT'S IN DISTRICT SIX, UM, IN IT'S LOCATED APPROXIMATELY LAKE CREEK AND 180 3.

AND THEN IN 2020, WE ALSO LAUNCHED OUR ONLINE PRESENCE FOR SHOP RESTORE.COM.

UM, IF YOU COULD ADVANCE TWO SLIDES, I BELIEVE FOR THE NEXT ONE, THANK YOU.

THIS JUST SHOWS THE FUTURE GROWTH OF THE RESTORE.

UM, AT THE END OF LAST YEAR, WE ALSO BROKE GROUND ON OUR RETAIL PROCESSING CENTER, UH, AND THAT'S EXPECTED TO BE OPENED BY THE END OF THIS YEAR, 2022.

AND WE RECENTLY PURCHASED, UH, LAND IN ORDER TO OPEN UP OUR RESTORE NUMBER FOUR IN FLICKERVILLE, WHICH IS PROJECTED TO OPEN AROUND 20, 24.

NOW, IF WE COULD GO BACK ONE SLIDE, I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE RESTORE IMPACT.

SO, UM, BIN WHITE, UH, RESTORE, WHICH IS THE FLAGSHIP RESTORE THAT I WAS MENTIONING, UM, IS THE NUMBER ONE GROSSING RESTORE IN THE NATION.

UH, WE EMPLOY AT THAT LOCATION OVER 60 INDIVIDUALS, UH, 17 ADDITIONAL JOBS WERE CREATED, UM, WITH THE OPENING OF THE, UH, LAKE CREEK LOCATION.

UM, THERE'S AROUND A HUNDRED RESTORE COMMUNITY DONATION PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE'VE ESTABLISHED.

AND, UM, WE HAVE DIVERTED OVER FOUR HUN 40, EXCUSE ME, 40 MILLION POUNDS OF REUSABLE MATERIAL SINCE 1992, SOMETHING WE'RE QUITE PROUD OF.

UM, I BELIEVE THAT'S IT.

NEXT SLIDE FOR QUESTION AND ANSWER.

YES.

THANK

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YOU VERY MUCH.

COMMISSIONERS.

ANY QUESTIONS COMMISSIONER TOVER YES.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK A QUESTION ABOUT CYNIC PARK, WHICH IS OUT THERE BEHIND MY PARK, WHERE THEY'RE WORKING WITH THESE HABITAT HOMES.

I JUST WONDERING WITH THE COST OF BUILDING MATERIAL NOW, IS IT FEASIBLE THAT Y'ALL ABLE ENOUGH TO BUILD THESE HOME AS PRICE OF LAND IS HIGH OUT THERE, SYLVIA OR ROBIN? DO YOU HAVE AN ANSWER? I'LL, I'LL TAKE IT.

THAT IS, UH, DEFINITELY A PROJECT THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON.

AND WITH THE COST OF MATERIAL, YOU ARE CORRECT.

UH, IT DOES COST MORE, BUT BECAUSE WE, WE WERE ABLE TO ACQUIRE THE LAND A WHILE BACK IF THE LAND WAS, WAS ACTUALLY, UH, DONATED TO US.

OKAY.

I HAVE A QUESTION ON THAT.

IF YOU DON'T MIND.

YES.

IF THE LAND WAS DONATED, HOW MANY YEARS AGO WAS IT DONATED TO Y'ALL? I BELIEVE THAT IT WAS ABOUT 10 YEARS AGO.

I CAN GET THE EXACT DATE FOR YOU.

OKAY.

THAT WAS BEFORE I CAME TO WORK AT HABITAT.

SO I'M, I'M GUESSING ON THE, ON THE 10 YEAR.

WELL, IT IS BEEN QUITE A FEW PEOPLE HAVE BEEN AFTER THAT LAND.

THAT'S WHY I WAS ASKING YOU HOW LONG HAVE Y'ALL WAS GIVEN THE LAND, DONATED THE LAND.

ALSO, I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS THE, UH, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S SECURITY PROBLEMS OUT THERE.

IT'S DOING CONSTRUCTION AND AFTER CONSTRUCTION ARE, Y'ALL ADDRESSING THAT PROBLEM.

YES, SIR.

WE ARE, WE HAVE SECURITY CAMERAS POSTED DURING OUR CONSTRUCTION SITE.

OKAY.

ARE THOSE THE CAMERAS THAT SHOW TWO GOING THIS WAY, TWO GOING THAT WAY? AND IT'S SO POWER.

I WOULD HAVE TO GET WITH CONSTRUCTION TO GET AN ANSWER FOR YOU.

AND, UH, I CAN GET BACK WITH YOU ON THAT.

I KNOW OUR CONSTRUCTION TEAM PUT SECURITY CAMERAS TO SECURE OUR EQUIPMENT.

WELL, I'VE BEEN OUT, I'VE BEEN OUT ON THE PROPERTY AND I HAVE SEEN, UH, CAMERAS AND EVERYTHING ELSE OUT THERE, BUT I'M JUST NOT SURE IF THEY'RE SOLAR OR NOT, BUT I CAN GET THAT ANSWER FOR YOU, UH, IS, UH, IS GONNA BE A GATED COMMUNITY OR IS IT GONNA BE OPEN WHERE, UH, YOUNG FOLKS CAN RIDE THROUGH AND KNOCK YOUR MAILBOX OFF YOUR POST OR HOW IT IS NOT A GATED COMMUNITY.

OKAY.

THAT AS YOU JUST ANSWERED THE, UH, QUESTION.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH OTHER QUESTION.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT, MR. DELGADO.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, HABITAT.

UM, I HAD REQUESTED TO HAVE YOU COME, UH, TO OUR COMMISSION FOR QUITE SOME TIME, SO THANK YOU, GREG ANDERSON.

UH, IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT HOME FOR SENDING YOUR STAFF AND, AND US GETTING THIS PUT ON OUR AGENDA, WE DEFINITELY NEEDED AN UPDATE FROM YOU ALL AS THE HOUSING COMMISSION HERE FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT, UH, THAT WE KNOW WHAT EXACTLY IS GOING ON OUT THERE IN THE FIELD.

SO I DO HAVE A COUPLE QUESTIONS.

UH, WHAT'S YOUR WAITING LIST LOOK LIKE RIGHT NOW? CAUSE THAT WAS ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I DID SUBMIT, AND I, I DIDN'T HEAR THAT IN THE ANSWERS RIGHT NOW.

WHAT DOES THE WAITING LIST LOOK LIKE? HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON THE WAITING LIST AND, AND HOW MANY, HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THEM TO ACTUALLY PURCHASE A HOME? I HEARD YOU SAY THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO VOLUNTEER HOURS, YOU KNOW, UM, TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE.

SO CAN YOU GIVE ME JUST A LITTLE SUMMARY OF WHAT'S A TURNAROUND TIME TO BUYING A HOME VOLUNTEERING AND, YOU KNOW, BEING ON THE WAITING LIST? THAT'S THE FIRST QUESTION? DEFINITELY.

VERY GOOD QUESTION.

WHEN CLIENTS COME INTO HABITAT, AS YOU SAW ON THE PRESENTATION, SOME OF THEM MAY NEED SOME HELP IN BUILDING THEIR CREDIT, ESTABLISHING CREDIT AND WORKING ON MAYBE A BUDGET.

SO FROM THE TIME A CLIENT COMES INTO HABITAT, WE HAVE TO FIRST, UH, DO A COUNSELING SESSION.

SO AFTER THE COUNSELING SESSION, AND IF THEY'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE ALL THE INFORMATION THAT WE NEED AND THEY'RE ABLE TO MOVE THEIR CREDIT UP, THEN WE'RE ABLE TO HELP 'EM TO PUT ON OUR WAITING LIST.

AND OUR WAITING LIST CAN BE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 50 TO A HUNDRED PEOPLE.

AND THE PROCESS TO MOVE FROM THE WAITING LIST TO ACQUIRING A HOME CAN TAKE A YEAR AND A HALF TO TWO YEARS BECAUSE OF THE PROCESS,

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THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WAITING, THE NUMBER OF HOUSES THAT WE'RE ABLE TO BUILD PER YEAR, AND THEN THE CLIENT'S ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR HOURS.

SECOND QUESTION, WHAT DOES A CREDIT SCORE NEED TO BE TO BE ABLE TO QUALIFY FOR ONE OF THESE HOMES? OUR MINIMUM CREDIT SCORE IS SIX 20 FOR CLARIFICATION.

IT IS THIRD PARTY FINANCING.

SO WE DO RELY ON THOSE, UH, ON THOSE MORTGAGE LENDERS FOR THEIR GUIDANCE, WITH REGARDS TO THE CREDIT SCORE.

THIRD QUESTION, UM, LOOKING AT THE UNITS THAT HAVE, UM, THAT JUST CURRENTLY WERE BUILT, UH, HERE AT THE MUELLER, UM, ARE THOSE CURRENTLY, I MEAN, ALL OF THE PROJECTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY BEING BUILT THE PAST AND THE FUTURE, SINCE YOU HAVE A WAITING LIST, WHICH YOU DON'T HAVE A NUMBER OF HOW MANY PEOPLE YOU CAN TELL ME THAT ARE WAITING AND HOW LONG THEY'VE BEEN WAITING, UM, THOSE ARE ALREADY OCCUPIED.

THAT'S THE WAY I SEE THEM.

SO THOSE ARE NOT FUTURE AFFORDABLE HOUSING FOR OTHERS THAT ARE FACING, UM, YOU KNOW, ISSUES WITH TRYING TO BUY A HOME CURRENTLY RIGHT NOW UNDER, YOU KNOW, WITH THE MARKET RATE.

UM, SO I JUST, I, I WANNA A LITTLE BIT OF MORE DATA.

I LOVE THE PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU ALL FOR, FOR COMING THIS EVENING AND GIVING US THIS PRESENTATION.

I THINK IT'S VERY HELPFUL FOR ALL THE COMMISSIONERS, UH, TO KNOW EXACTLY WHO HABITAT FOR HUMANITY IS, AND, AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING OUT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

BUT I, I AM REQUESTING IF I CAN GET SOME MORE DATA IN OUR NEXT, OUR NEXT MEETING THAT WE BRING Y'ALL BACK.

UM, IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE, I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE A PACKED AGENDA FOR OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER.

UM, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A LITTLE BIT MORE DATA AS FAR AS, UM, YOU KNOW, UM, THE WAITING LIST, UM, HOW MANY PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE ACTUALLY BUYING HOMES.

UM, I DID NOTICE THAT YOUR MFI IS AT 60 TO 80%, AND THAT IS A CONCERN TO ME WHEN IT COMES TO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

UH, A LOT OF, A LOT OF RESIDENTS AND CITIZENS HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY ARE NOT MAKING THAT, UH, MODERN FAMILY INCOME.

UH, SO IF, IF WE CAN JUST GET A LITTLE BIT OF MORE, UH, DETAILS AS FAR AS RACE, UM, ETHICS, UH, ANY TYPE OF, UH, INCOME BASE, I'M LOOKING TO SEE, UH, MORE DATA FROM HABITAT FOR HUMANITY.

SO WE CAN SEE IF YOU ARE NEEDING, UM, YOU KNOW, MORE RESOURCES OR CITY FUNDING.

UH, WE COULD LOOK AT ASSISTING IN THE FUTURE.

UM, BUT I DEFINITELY WANNA SEE SOME MORE DATA THAN THIS PRESENTATION, BUT THANK YOU AGAIN FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YES.

AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING FOR THE DATA.

MOST PEOPLE FALL ASLEEP WITH DATA, BUDDY.

SINCE YOU'RE ASKING FOR IT, WE'LL DEFINITELY GET IT FOR YOU FOR THE NEXT PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

I HAVE A ONE QUESTION.

I HAD ANOTHER QUESTION, BUT MR. DELGADO HAS ASKED IT ALREADY, AND THAT WAS ABOUT THE DEMOGRAPHIC DATA.

UH, I, I'M ALSO CURIOUS, THERE'S AN ORGANIZATION IN SAN ANTONIO DOING SOME SORT OF HOUSING WORK CALLED HOME BASE.

IS THAT THE SAME ORGANIZATION? NO, THEY ARE UNRELATED.

I'M ACTUALLY NOT FAMILIAR WITH EXACTLY WHO YOU'RE REFERRING TO IN SAN ANTONIO, BUT WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH ANY, UM, IT'S HOME BASED TEXAS IS THE REGISTERED NAME AND I'M NOT, UM, I'M NOT SURE WHO IT IS.

THAT'S DOING WORK IN SAN ANTONIO WITH THE SAME NAME.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

AND ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMISSIONERS, WE'LL CALL UP THE NEXT ITEM, WHICH IS, I THINK ITEM FOUR FE POP.

COULD I ASK A QUESTION REAL QUICK? SURE.

COMMISSIONER SLOAN.

SORRY.

I WAS A LITTLE SLOW ON THE DRAW.

UH, THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

I NOTICED, UM, MENTION OF THE COMMUNITY LAND TRUST IN THE PRESENTATION.

AND I WONDER IF YOU COULD SPEAK TO WHETHER THE 2018 HOUSING BOND HAD ANY EFFECT ON YOUR OPERATIONS AND IF SO, WHAT THAT LOOKED LIKE, OR IF Y'ALL JUST DON'T DON'T DEAL WITH THAT MONEY.

THAT WOULD BE A, A QUESTION THAT WE CAN GET BACK TO YOU FOR THE NEXT MEETING.

YEAH.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

YEAH.

AND A, A QUICK ANSWER WOULD BE, WE ARE, WE'RE NOT DOING COMMUNITY LAND TRUST, BUT AS FAR AS WAS IT IN THE TWO, 2018 BOND AND ALL THAT, I, WE CAN GET BACK TO YOU ON THAT.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR HAVING US.

THANK YOU.

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[4. Presentation and discussion on the housing goals of the South Central Waterfront Vision Plan (Samuel Franco, Chair South Central Waterfront Advisory Board; Kimberly Olivares, Financial Services Department; Housing and Planning Department Staff)]

FOUR, PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION ON THE HOUSING GOALS OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT VISION PLAN.

WE HAVE SAMUEL FRANCO, WHO'S THE CHAIR OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD.

AND WE ALSO HAVE KIMBERLY OATES.

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RIGHT? GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS SOMEONE FRANCO.

UM, THERE WE GO.

ALL RIGHT, GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS SAM FRANCO.

IT'S DIFFERENT TO BE ON THIS SIDE OF THE TABLE.

WHAT DO YOU KNOW? UM, AS COMMISSIONER POP MENTIONED, SO I SERVE ON THE URBAN TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, BUT I ALSO SERVE ON THE URBAN DESIGN COMMISSION.

AND THROUGH THAT, I AM THE LIAISON TO THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD.

YOU'LL HEAR A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE MAKEUP OF, UH, THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME TONIGHT.

ALWAYS HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT.

UM, I'LL ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT I CAN, AND WITH REGARDS TO JUST A QUICK, UH, UH, HOUSEKEEPING QUESTION WITH REGARDS TO KIMBERLY, DOES SHE HAVE A PRESENTATION OR IS JUST AVAILABLE FOR, IS SHE AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS OR HOW DO WE WANNA WORK THAT KIMBERLY, NO PRESENTATION FOR ME.

I'M AVAILABLE FOR QUESTIONS.

OKAY, PERFECT.

I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE I RESERVE SOME TIME.

ALL RIGHT, AWESOME.

UM, MAKE SURE THIS THING WORKS.

I DON'T KNOW THAT IT DOES.

HOW DO I ADVANCE THIS THING? PRESS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU.

THERE WE GO.

PERFECT.

ALL RIGHT.

SO, UM, TONIGHT, UH, I'M SURE Y'ALL HAVE MANY QUESTIONS, BUT I WANTED TO BASIC GIVE YOU BASIC OVERVIEW.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD IS.

UM, I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED IF YOU DIDN'T.

SO I'LL GO INTO THAT.

UM, A LOT OF PEOPLE AREN'T AWARE THAT THERE IS EVEN A SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT AREA THAT HAS BEEN, UM, BEING WORKED ON FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS.

AND AT LEAST THAT'S HOW LONG THE BOARD WAS, HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED, BUT PROBABLY YEARS BEFORE THAT.

UM, AND THEN I'LL LET YOU KNOW WHAT THE ORIGINAL GOAL OR, UM, IMPLEMENTATION ITEMS WERE AND KIND OF WHERE WE'RE AT NOW.

UM, AND THEN AT THAT POINT, OPEN UP FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING, UH, HOUSING.

UM, AND I'LL CAVEAT THIS BY SAYING OUR HOUSING EXPERT FOR THE, FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATER FUND IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE HERE.

AND I LEAN TO HER FOR A LOT OF, UM, OF THE INFORMATION FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATER FROM THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT PERSPECTIVE.

SO TO THE EXTENT THAT I CAN BE HELPFUL, HAPPY TO ALL RIGHT.

UM, WHAT IS THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD? SO AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'RE AN ADVISORY BOARD.

UM, WE DON'T, OUR, OUR, OUR CHARGE IS TO HELP AID COUNCIL OR ADVISE COUNCIL ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT VISION PLAN.

SO WE DON'T PROJECTS DON'T HAVE TO COME TO US.

WE DON'T APPROVE PROJECTS.

WE DON'T OVERSEE ANY SORT OF BUILDINGS, NOTHING LIKE THAT.

WE ARE, WE EXIST TO HELP COUNCIL IMPLEMENT THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT VISION PLAN.

UM, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? OH, AND FROM THE LAST POINT, PERFORM ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS IS REQUIRED BY CITY COUNCIL.

NEVER HAD TO DO THAT.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

THIS THING KEEPS TURNING OFF ON ME, THE POINTER.

OKAY.

ALL RIGHT.

UM, SO I JUST WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHAT THE MAKEUP OF THE BOARD IS.

UM, THERE'S NINE COMMISSIONERS, MYSELF, THE DESIGN COMMISSION.

WE HAVE REP WE BASICALLY HAVE REPRESENTATION FROM ALL VARIOUS BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS THAT COULD HELP, UH, MOVE THE PLAN FORWARD.

WE ALSO HAVE, UM, A FEW APPOINTEES THAT COME FROM THE NEIGHBORHOODS, UM, JUST SOUTH OF THE RIVER.

I DON'T REMEMBER THE EXACT NAMES.

UH, I ALWAYS GET, 'EM CONFUSED, BOLD, AND, AND SOUTH RIVER CITIES AND WHITE BOLD AND SOUTH RIVER CITIES.

UM, AND THEN BEFORE THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD, THERE WAS A SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT, UM, UM, I DON'T, UH, OVERLAY, I DON'T ALWAYS, I NEVER RECALL THE NAME, BUT BASICALLY THERE WAS A GROUP THAT EXISTED BEFORE US TO, UM, UNDERSTAND MAYBE, YOU KNOW, WHAT COULD BE DONE THERE.

SO THERE IS A MEMBER APPOINTED BY BOTH THE MAYOR AND DISTRICT NINE SINCE THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT SITS IN DISTRICT NINE.

UM, THAT HAS IN THEORY EXPERIENCE ON THAT, THAT, UM, OLDER BOARD AND COMMISSION THAT ONCE, YOU KNOW, UH, EXISTED, IT'S GETTING HARDER AND HARDER TO FIND THOSE FOLKS.

SO, UM, THAT, UH, THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY ALWAYS THE CASE ANYMORE.

I, AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE A MEMBER OF THE TRAIL FOUNDATION.

UM, THEN WE HAVE SEVERAL EXOFFICIO MEMBERS, UM, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES, FINANCIAL SERVICES, REAL ESTATE SERVICES, AND THE DOWNTOWN AUSTIN ALLIANCE ALL GET EXOFFICIO MEMBERS ON OUR, ON OUR BOARD AND THEIR INPUT.

AND, UM, KNOWLEDGE HAS BEEN VERY, VERY, UH, HELPFUL OVER THE PAST SIX YEARS.

UM, BECAUSE AS YOU COULD IMAGINE, THERE'S ALL SORTS OF THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, COME UP QUESTIONS THAT COME UP, WHETHER IT'S CITY OWN LAND, HOW DO WE DO SOMETHING? UM, DOES THIS MAKE FINANCIAL SENSE? UM, AND OF COURSE, UM, UH, TRANSPORTATION, ALL SORTS OF ISSUES THAT COME UP THAT

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IT'S GREAT TO HAVE THOSE EXO MEMBERS SITTING THERE WITH US.

UM, SO THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT TODAY, RIGHT TODAY, IT'S BASICALLY, IF YOU CAN ENVISION IT'S 97 ACRES, UM, IF YOU COULD ENVISION IT'S BOUNDED BY THE RIVER, OF COURSE, ON THE NORTH, IT'S JUST SOUTH OF DOWNTOWN THE RIVER ON THE NORTH, ESSENTIALLY WHAT USED TO BE JOE'S CRAB CHECK.

I THINK IT'S NOW SOME ARCADE PLACE, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

UM, AND THEN, UM, WHAT IS WHAT IT'S, UH, SOUTH FIRST STREET, SO EVERYTHING THAT LITTLE TRIANGLE, UM, AND IT'S NOT EXACTLY THE MOST DEVELOPED, UM, THINGS ARE STARTING TO DEVELOP THERE, BUT IT'S NOT EXACTLY THE MOST DEVELOPED AREA.

UM, THERE'S A LOT OF POTENTIAL THERE.

LET'S PUT IT THAT WAY.

THERE'S A LOT OF POTENTIAL IN THAT AREA TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

AND THAT IS WHY THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT, UH, VISION PLAN CAME TO BE, UM, JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME, SOME BACKGROUND, THERE WAS, UH, THE INITIAL PLAN THAT, UM, THAT THE COUNCIL ADOPTED WAS FUNDED BY SOME GRANTS FROM, I DON'T REMEMBER WHO NOW OR WHAT, WHAT THE ORGANIZATIONS WERE, BUT THERE WAS, UH, ONE STAFF MEMBER IN PARTICULAR, HIS NAME WAS ALAN HOLT WHO, UM, YOU KNOW, FOR INTENTS AND PURPOSES, HE WAS KIND OF THE ORIGINAL VISIONARY, UM, AND SAID, LOOK, WE COULD PROBABLY DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT HERE.

AND HE, HE, UH, SAW WHAT WAS GOING ON IN OTHER CITIES AND HOW THEY WERE USING HOW THEY WERE RE DEVELOPING AREAS IN A WAY THAT WAS MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, MORE TRANSIT ORIENTED, MORE, UH, YOU KNOW, BETTER CONNECTED.

UM, INSTEAD, COULD WE DO THAT HERE IN AUSTIN? AND SO HE STARTED WORKING WITH SOME OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE, GOT THE PLAN, OR GOT THE IDEAS TO A PLACE WHERE HE FINALLY WAS ABLE TO GET SOME GRANT MONEY.

AND THEN AFTERWARDS, THE CITY HELPED FUND CITY STARTED FUNDING A LITTLE BIT OF HIS, OF HIS, UH, OF THE WORK.

UM, WHAT SHOULD, WHAT, WHAT IS IN THE VISION? UM, WELL, TO, TO PUT IT REAL, REAL, UH, REAL, UM, KIND OF DUMB IT DOWN, I GUESS, AND I'M, I'M SORRY FOR USING THAT TERM.

I COULDN'T THINK OF SOMETHING ELSE, BUT FOR ALL OF US, IT'S BASICALLY WE WANNA SEE SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

UM, AND THIS PLAN HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY COUNCIL, THE VISION PLAN, THE VISION, THE VISION HAS BEEN ADOPTED BY COUNCIL.

UM, IT'S BASICALLY, WE WANNA SEE SOMETHING DIFFERENT THERE, IF WE WANT TO BUILD SOMETHING THAT, THAT IS, IS BENEFICIAL TO THE COMMUNITY, UM, BENEFICIAL BEING, GIVING BACK, UH, GREEN SPACE TO THE COMMUNITY.

SO THERE'S PROVISIONS FOR PARKS AND OPEN GREEN SPACE TO BE COMMUNITY PARKS AND OPEN GREEN SPACE.

THERE'S PROVISIONS FOR BETTER CONNECTIVITY IN THE AREA.

SO, UM, REALIGNING SOME OF THE STREETS REDOING THE STREETS TO BE MORE IN LINE WITH WHAT WE NOW CONSIDER.

UM, UH, WHAT'S IN, WHAT'S IN OUR AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION, OUR, OUR TRANSPORTATION MANUAL, UM, TO BE MORE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY AND WHATNOT, UM, AND ALSO AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

THE BIG ONE FOR ME PERSONALLY.

AND I THINK ALSO FOR THIS COMMISSION IS AFFORDABLE.

HOUSING IS HOW CAN WE USE THIS AREA, UM, TO HELP MAKE A DENT IN OUR AFFORDABLE HOUSING GOALS? SO, UM, THE, THE PLAN REALLY WORKS AS A DISTRICT, RIGHT? IT'S, IT'S A, IT'S A IT'S 97 ACRES THAT ONLY ONE PARCEL OF THOSE 97 ACRES IS OWNED BY THE CITY ITSELF, WHICH IS ONE TEXAS CENTER JUST ACROSS THE WAY EVERYTHING ELSE IS, UM, OWNED IS PRIVATELY OWNED.

SO IN ORDER FOR THAT PLAN TO, IN ORDER FOR THE VISION, IN ORDER FOR THE VISION TO BE IMPLEMENTED, IT TAKES A LOT OF, UM, MOVING PARTS TO COME TOGETHER.

SO AT THE END OF THE DAY, IT'S A LOT OF PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN BOTH THE PUBLIC SECTOR AND THE PRIVATE SECTOR, THE CITY, UM, DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY, THE COMMUNITY IN GENERAL, AT LARGE, UM, AND ALL OF US HELPING TO, TO, UH, TO PUT FORWARD THAT VISION.

UM, HOW DO WE DO THIS? SO, AND THI THESE ARE NOT MY, MY BEAUTIFUL PICTURES.

THESE ACTUALLY COME STRAIGHT OUTTA THE VISION PLAN.

UM, THERE'S, IT'S REALLY A THREE-LEGGED STOOL.

SO THERE'S, UM, SOME SORT OF PHYSICAL FRAMEWORK THAT HAS TO BE IMPLEMENTED IN ORDER FOR THIS PLANT TO ORDER FOR THIS VISION TO ACTUALLY BE ATTAINABLE.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHE WHETHER IT'S REALIGNING THE STREETS, OR EVEN AS MUCH AS, YOU KNOW, THE UTILITIES THAT HAVE TO BE UPGRADED TO BE ABLE TO HAVE MORE DENSITY IN THIS AREA, RIGHT.

AS GOOD EXAMPLE, AS RIGHT NOW, OF COURSE, EVERYBODY, UH, TALKS ABOUT THE STATE'S INSIGHT.

WELL, THE STATE'S INSIGHT IS, YOU KNOW, FOR ALL INTENTS AND PURPOSES, THREE STORIES OR WHATEVER, AND THEY OBVIOUSLY WANT MORE, UM, AND TO HAVE THAT MANY MORE PEOPLE LIVING AND WORKING IN THOSE BUILDINGS IS GONNA TAKE A LOT MORE UTILITIES.

SO UPGRADES TO INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADES, TO OUR PARKS AND OPEN GREEN SPACE, ALL OF THIS, UM, UH, IS, YOU KNOW, WITHIN THE BUILT REALM AND ALL OF THIS HAS TO BE, UH, I GUESS FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD BROUGHT UP TO, TO NOW NOWADAYS STANDARDS.

UM, THERE'S A FINANCIAL FRAMEWORK, BASICALLY, HOW DO WE FUND ALL OF THIS? UM, AND WHEN I SAY WE IT'S ALL OF US IN GENERAL, UH, NOT JUST, UM, NOT

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JUST ONE SIDED, IT'S BRINGING TOGETHER THE PUBLIC SECTOR, THE PRIVATE SECTOR, PHIL PHILANTHROPIC DOLLARS, UM, ALL SORTS OF BASICALLY ANYTHING WE CAN THROW AT THIS THING TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THE VISION A REALITY.

AND THEN OF COURSE THE OTHER THING IS CITY LEADERSHIP, RIGHT? NONE OF THIS HAPPENS WITHOUT THE CITY, UM, PUTTING IN THE RIGHT TOOLS IN PLACE TO BE ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THE PLAN.

I'M GONNA GO OVER A FEW OF THOSE TOOLS, AND I'LL GIVE YOU A OVERVIEW OF KIND OF WHERE WE'RE AT WITH THOSE TOOLS AS A BOARD.

SO THESE BULLET POINTS, THERE'S A FEW MORE OF THEM IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT VISION PLAN, WHICH WAS ADOPTED BY COUNCIL.

THERE'S A FEW MORE TOWARDS THE END.

I WANTED TO GO OVER THE, THE MOST IMPORTANT ONES AND THE ONES THAT WE'VE EITHER BEEN WORKING ON OR, OR NEED TO WORK ON THE CHECK MARKS ARE THINGS THAT THE CITY HAS ALREADY DONE ADOPT THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT VISION FRAMEWORK.

UM, THAT IS ESSENTIALLY THE DOCUMENT THAT YOU SEE POSTED ONLINE.

SO THE CITY ADOPTED THAT BACK IN 2016, UM, FOR THAT SECOND BULLET POINT IS FORMED THE SOUTH, UH, THE ADVISORY GROUP, WHICH IS THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ADVISORY BOARD.

UM, SO THAT ONE'S DONE COORDINATE CITY GOVERNMENT TO EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT THE PLAN.

SO FOR A WHILE THERE, IT WAS, IT WAS, IT WAS REALLY JUST ALAN HOLT, KIND OF FIGURING, TRYING TO FIGURE THINGS OUT.

AND THE CITY STEPPED IN AND GOT HIM SOME HELP AND THE RESOURCES THAT HE NEEDED.

UM, AND IT STARTED MOVING ALONG A LITTLE FURTHER.

AND NOW, UH, IT IS IN THE, THERE'S ESSENTIALLY ONE, ONE CENTRAL REPOSITORY FOR ALL THINGS, SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT CURRENTLY.

AND THAT'S, UM, UH, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, BUT THEY'RE COORDINATING ALL OF THE DIFFERENT MOVING PARTS.

AND KIMBERLY, PLEASE, IF, IF I'M MISSPEAKING ON ANY OF THIS, LET ME KNOW WITH REGARDS TO CITY.

UM, BUT THEY'RE COORDINATING ALL THE DIFFERENT MOVING PARTS, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT NEED TO COME TOGETHER.

THERE'S AUSTIN TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT, THERE'S EVERY UTILITY THAT RUNS THROUGH THERE, THERE'S HOUSING, UM, HOUSING, HOUSING, AND NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING, WHICH IS WORKING ON VARIOUS CONCEPTS, NOT JUST AFFORDABLE HOUSING, BUT ALSO HOW DO WE ACTUALLY CODIFY THIS THING? HOW DO WE PUT, HOW DO WE MAKE THIS THING A REALITY, RIGHT.

IN CITY CODE, UM, PARKS DEPARTMENT, OBVIOUSLY, BASICALLY, I, YOU KNOW, IF I HAD TO THOUGHT, IF I HAD TO SAY, BASICALLY EVERY DEPARTMENT IN THE CITY IS THAT IS FEEDS INTO THIS IN SOME WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.

SO THAT THERE'S ONE GROUP THAT HAS BEEN HELPING US OUT.

AND THAT'S THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT.

THEY'VE BEEN DOING A GREAT JOB AT IT.

UM, AND THEN INITIATE THE, UH, DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

SO THIS ONE IS AMONGST SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN PUSHING FOR AS A BOARD ARE, UH, THE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE FOR THIS ENTIRE THING, WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE IF ONCE, ONCE WE HAVE, UH, A PLAN THAT, THAT CAN, THAT IS CODIFIED, HOW DO YOU MAKE SURE THAT THING IS, IS, IS BEING IMPLEMENTED PROPERLY? AND SO ONE OF THE, ONE OF THE, UM, UH, IDEAS THAT CAME UP ORIGINALLY AND, AND COUNCIL DID ADOPT ALMOST COMPLETELY, UM, IS THAT THERE WOULD BE THE CREATION OF AN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

AND ORIGINALLY IT WAS JUST A SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

BUT BACK, UH, TWO YEARS AGO, I BELIEVE IS WHEN THEY WERE CREATED, THE COUNCIL CREATED THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION THAT HAS A LOT MORE, THEY HAVE A LOT MORE PROJECTS IN THEIR PURVIEW.

UM, THAT GROUP IS DOING SOME AMAZING WORK.

UM, BUT RIGHT NOW THEY'RE KIND OF AT A STANDSTILL BECAUSE THE ENTIRE WE'RE WE'RE AT A STANDSTILL WITH, WITH WHERE THIS PROJECT IS AT, BUT THAT WOULD ESSENTIALLY, YOU KNOW, AT SOME POINT, IF, IF THINGS MOVE FORWARD, THE WAY THE PLAN OUTLINES, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION WOULD KIND OF BE THE QUARTERBACK TO MAKE SURE THAT AS, AS PROJECTS START COMING ONLINE AND WANT TO REDEVELOP IN THIS AREA, THAT THEY START REDEVELOPING WITHIN THE VISION FRAMEWORK OF THE PLAN WITHIN THE REGULATING PLAN.

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHEN WE DO FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT FUNDING SOURCE LOOKS LIKE, HOW WE DISPERSE THOSE FUNDS AND WIN, UM, AND THAT THAT'S NOT IN EXACTLY TRUE BECAUSE RIGHT NOW, WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT IS MADE POTENTIALLY, UH, THERE'S, THERE'S MULTIPLE FUNDING SOURCES THAT, THAT THE BOARD HAS LOOKED AT, UM, OR AT LEAST AT LEAST THAT BEEN IN THE PLAN.

ONE OF THEM IS A TOURS, BUT THERE'S ALSO ONCE AGAIN, PHILANTHROPIC DOLLARS THERE'S CITY FUNDS POTENTIALLY, UM, ALL SORTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THEY WOULD POTENTIALLY, THEY WOULD BE THE QUARTERBACK TO, TO HELP, UM, FUNNELS OR USHER, ALL THAT, ALL THAT STUFF THROUGH.

THAT'S NOT, THAT'S NOT SET IN STONE YET.

THAT WOULD BE THE BOARD'S PREFERENCE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE SUGGESTED TO BOTH, UM, THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND CITY COUNCIL, BUT THAT HAS YET TO BE IMPLEMENTED.

SO I JUST WANTED TO CAVEAT THAT STATEMENT WITH THAT IS THAT THAT WAS THAT'S THE VISION OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL WATERFRONT BOARD ADVISORY BOARD, BUT IT HAS YET TO BE ACTUALLY IMPLEMENTED BY COUNCIL AND WE'LL LEAVE IT TO COUNCIL TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT AND HOW THEY BEST SEE FIT TO GOVERN THAT AREA.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE STILL GOTTA LOOK AT, UM, SO ESTABLISHING POTENTIALLY A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, UH, INITIALLY THERE WAS, YOU KNOW, THERE, THERE, THE NEED FOR A PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT WOULD SERVE A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT PURPOSES.

ONE OF THEM POTENTIALLY