Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 083584
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File Number: 083584 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1416-08 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: HOPE VI Introduced: 12/11/2008
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 12/16/2008
Agenda Date: 12/16/2008 Agenda Item Number: 14A4
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO USE BEST EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY UP TO 850 ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS CONTRACT (ACC) EQUIVALENT UNITS WITHIN THE EXPANDED HOPE VI TARGET AREA FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES AND ELDERLY PERSONS; DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ENSURE THAT EACH SCOTT-CARVER RESIDENT IS OFFERED THE RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO PURCHASE OR RENT ANY ACC OR PROJECT-BASED SECTION 8 UNIT WITHIN THE EXPANDED HOPE VI TARGET AREA; AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ENSURE THAT QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ON THE COUNTY’S WAITING LIST ARE OFFERED SAID UNITS CONSISTENT WITH THE COUNTY’S HOPE VI RETURN POLICY [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 083527]
Indexes: HOPE VI PROGRAM
Sponsors: Dorrin D. Rolle, Prime Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Sen. Javier D. Souto, 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 12/16/2008 14A4 Adopted P

County Manager 12/11/2008 Additions 12/16/2008

County Attorney 12/11/2008 Assigned Terrence A. Smith 12/11/2008

Economic Development and Human Services Committee 12/10/2008 2B AMENDED Forwarded to the BCC by the BCC Chairperson with favorable recommendation with committee amendments P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. The Committee proceeded to vote on this proposed resolution. Assistant County Attorney Terrence Smith asked that this proposed resolution be amended to incorporate the following language into the title to read: “DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ENSURE THAT EACH SCOTT CARVER RESIDENT IS OFFERED THE RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO PURCHASE OR RENT ANY ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS CONTRACT (ACC) OR PROJECT-BASED SECTION 8 UNIT WITHIN THE EXPANDED HOPE VI TARGET AREA; AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ENSURE THAT QUALIFIED APPLICANTS OF THE COUNTY’S WAITING LIST ARE OFFERED SAID UNITS CONSISTENT WITH THE COUNTY’S HOPE VI RETURN POLICY.” In addition, Mr. Smith asked that an additional “WHEREAS” clause be included, that would read as follows: (1) “WHEREAS, the Board desires that any ACC or project-based Section 8 units are offered first for sale or rental to the displaced persons of Scott and Carver homes.” Mr. Smith further requested Sections 2 and 3 be added to read as follows: “Section 2. Directs the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee to ensure that each Scott-Carver resident is offered the right of first refusal to purchase or rent any of the ACC or project-based Section 8 units within the Target Area. “Section 3. Directs the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee to ensure that offers of the ACC or project-based Section 8 units within the Target Area are made consistent with the County’s HOPE VI Return Policy to qualified applicants on the County’s waiting list in the event there are no qualified Scott-Carver residents to purchase or rent said units.” Chairwoman Edmonson asked to be listed as a co-sponsor. The following persons appeared before the Committee to speak in connection to this proposed resolution: Ms. Yvonne Stratford, a member of Low-income Families Fighting Together (LIFFT), expressed appreciation to the Committee members for meeting with her to support and address the needs of Scott Carver residents. Mr. Charles Elsesser, Jr., Staff Attorney, Florida Legal Services, Inc., 3000 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 450, spoke in support of this proposed resolution. He noted the County needed to provide the assurance that the HOPE VI Target Area was environmentally safe and that the County establish a process to educate residents that it was environmentally safe. Mr. Tony Romano, LIFFT, spoke in support of this proposed resolution. Commissioner Rolle stated spoke in support of the amendments offered to this proposed resolution. Following comments by Commissioner Sorenson regarding community involvement in this issue, Commissioner Jordan questioned what has changed regarding the priority given to first rights of refusal by Scott/Carver residents from 1998 to the present. In response to Commissioner Jordan’s question, Assistant County Attorney Smith noted in 2005 the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (US HUD) approved the priority for first rights of refusal by Scott/Carver residents as a part of the County’s HOPE VI Return Policy. Commissioners Moss, Jordan, Sorenson, Souto and Chairwoman Edmonson asked to be listed as co-sponsors on this proposed resolution as amended. Hearing no objection, the Committee forwarded this proposed resolution as amended. In response to Commissioner Rolle’s request for a waiver, Chairwoman Edmonson requested staff to prepare the appropriate memorandum to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) Chairman Bruno A. Barreiro requesting that the Board’s Rules and Procedures be waived to hear this proposed resolution at the December 16, 2008, Board meeting.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO USE BEST EFFORTS TO IDENTIFY UP TO 850 ANNUAL CONTRIBUTIONS CONTRACT (ACC) EQUIVALENT UNITS WITHIN THE EXPANDED HOPE VI TARGET AREA FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES AND ELDERLY PERSONS; DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ENSURE THAT EACH SCOTT-CARVER RESIDENT IS OFFERED THE RIGHT OF FIRST REFUSAL TO PURCHASE OR RENT ANY ACC OR PROJECT-BASED SECTION 8 UNIT WITHIN THE EXPANDED HOPE VI TARGET AREA; AND DIRECTING THE MAYOR OR THE MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO ENSURE THAT QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ON THE COUNTY’S WAITING LIST ARE OFFERED SAID UNITS CONSISTENT WITH THE COUNTY’S HOPE VI RETURN POLICY

BODY
WHEREAS, the Board supports all efforts to ensure that the County exercises best efforts to provide a total of 850 Annual Contributions Contract (ACC) equivalent units, which are safe and sanitary, within the expanded Scott/Carver HOPE VI Target Area (“Target Area”) to replace the units that were demolished as part of the HOPE VI redevelopment plan; and
WHEREAS, the Target Area is bounded generally by NW 7th Avenue, NW 119th Street, NW 32nd Avenue and NW 36th Street; and
WHEREAS, over the course of the last year County staff has been engaged in collaborative efforts with the community to achieve this goal; and
WHEREAS, although there will be a significant number of ACC equivalent units created within the original HOPE VI site, the total number of units produced will not be 850, and
WHEREAS, the Target Area provides additional land opportunities upon which these units can be provided to the community; and
WHEREAS, there is a large number of public housing eligible families and elderly persons in need of such housing as evidenced by the over 71,000 applicants on the Miami-Dade Housing Agency (MDHA) waiting lists, and as further evidenced by the documentation contained within the County’s Five Year Consolidated Plan; and
WHEREAS, the 850 units will be comprised of ACC units, Elderly units (up to 25% of the 850 total) acceptable Tax Credit units that will be built in the expanded HOPE VI area (defined as all units set-aside for up to 33% of AMI and 25% of all units built for those earning between 33% and 60% of AMI,) and the County commitment to project base as many Housing Choice Vouchers as are required to meet the target number of 850; and
WHEREAS, the Board desires that any ACC or project-based Section 8 units are offered first for sale or rental to the displaced residents of Scott and Carver Homes,1
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Directs the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee to use best efforts to produce 850 units of ACC equivalent housing within the expanded HOPE VI Target Area for low income families and elderly persons of Miami-Dade County.
Section 2. Directs the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee to ensure that each Scott-Carver resident is offered the right of first refusal to purchase or rent any of the ACC or project-based Section 8 units within the Target Area.
Section 3. Directs the County Mayor or the County Mayor’s designee to ensure that offers of the ACC or project-based Section units within the Target Area are made consistent with the County’s HOPE VI Return Policy to qualified applicants on the County’s waiting list in the event there are no qualified Scott-Carver residents to purchase or rent said units.



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