Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 070474
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File Number: 070474 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-80-07 Control:
File Name: URGING CONGRESS TO EXPAND SECTION 8 HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAM Introduced: 2/13/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 1/25/2007
Agenda Date: 1/25/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A22
Notes: THIS IS FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. (also see 063385) Title: RESOLUTION URGING CONGRESS TO EXPAND THE SECTION 8 HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAM [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 063385]
Indexes: SECTION 8
Sponsors: Katy Sorenson, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

County Attorney 2/13/2007 Assigned Jess M. McCarty

Board of County Commissioners 1/25/2007 11A22 Amended Adopted as amended P

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING CONGRESS TO EXPAND THE SECTION 8 HOUSING VOUCHER PROGRAM

BODY
WHEREAS, affordable housing has reached a crisis in our community and communities around the nation; and
WHEREAS, the Section 8 housing voucher program is the leading source of federal housing assistance for extremely low-income families; and
WHEREAS, two-thirds of Section 8 housing vouchers issued in any year go to families with children, with the remainder predominantly going to people with disabilities and the elderly; and
WHEREAS, nearly one million families with children are currently served by the voucher program, almost twice the number of families with children in the public housing program; and
WHEREAS, Section 8 housing vouchers provide one way to help low and moderate income individuals and families obtain adequate housing; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County and other major housing agencies have thousands of families on their waiting lists for Section 8 housing vouchers,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges the United States Congress to expand the Section 8 housing voucher program to help alleviate the affordable housing crisis that Miami-Dade County and other communities around the nation currently are facing.
Section 2. Urges the United States Congress to fund HUD's operating subsidies of Housing Agencies at 100% of the need based on the formula.
Section 3. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the members of the Miami-Dade County Congressional Delegation.
Section 4. Directs the County's federal lobbyists to advocate for the passage of the legislation set forth in Sections 1 and 2 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2007 Federal Legislative Package.



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