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File Number: 070639
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File Number: 070639 File Type: Resolution Status: Amended
Version: 0 Reference: Control: County Commission
File Name: LOCAL RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM Introduced: 2/28/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 4/24/2007 Agenda Item Number: 11A36
Notes: SEE #071481 FOR FINAL VERSION AS ADOPTED. Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A LOCAL RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR VERY LOW INCOME TO MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES RESIDING IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY
Indexes: HOUSING
  LOW INCOME FAMILY
Sponsors: Katy Sorenson, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, 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

Board of County Commissioners 4/26/2007 11A36 Amended
REPORT: (SEE AGENDA ITEM 11A36 AMENDED; LEGISLATIVE FILE NO. 071481.)

Board of County Commissioners 4/24/2007 11A36 Carried over 4/26/2007
REPORT: (See the Thursday, April 26, 2007, County Commission meeting minutes, Legistar Meeting Key No. 2279).

Board of County Commissioners 3/20/2007 14A5 4 Day Rule Invoked

County Manager 3/16/2007 Additions 3/20/2007

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 3/14/2007 2A Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution as presented.

County Attorney 2/28/2007 Referred Economic Development and Human Services Committee 3/14/2007

County Attorney 2/28/2007 Assigned Terrence A. Smith 2/28/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MANAGER TO STUDY THE FEASIBILITY OF ESTABLISHING A LOCAL RENTAL HOUSING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR VERY LOW INCOME TO MODERATE INCOME FAMILIES RESIDING IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY

BODY
WHEREAS, families should not spend over 30 percent of their gross income on housing; and
WHEREAS, affordable housing has reached a crisis in our community as well as communities around the nation; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County is experiencing a crisis in affordable rental housing; and
WHEREAS, Miami-Dade County, through Miami-Dade Housing Agency, receives federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to administer the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program (“Section 8”); and
WHEREAS, the Section 8 program has never met the entire need for rent relief in our community as demonstrated by the County’s tenant-based waiting list which currently consists of 39,612 families in need of rent relief; and
WHEREAS, as real estate values increase and more rental units are converted into condominiums, affordable rental housing has become increasingly scarce; and

WHEREAS, this Board desires to establish a local rental housing assistance program to ensure that very low income to moderate income families, the elderly, and the disabled in Miami-Dade County can continue to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA: that:
Section 1. The County Manager is directed to study the feasibility of establishing a local rental housing assistance program for very low income to moderate income families residing in Miami-Dade County, especially looking at using some increment of our annual ad valorem revenue increase to fund such a program.
Section 2. The County Manager shall submit a written report to the Board of County Commissioners within ninety (90) days of the effective date of this resolution addressing the feasibility.



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