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Legislation #: 080632 Introduction Date: 6/19/2008
Type: Resolution Effective Date: 7/20/2008
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER CIRCO
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to submit an application in the amount of $250,000.00 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the competitive reallocation of Community Housing Development Organization funds to provide for energy efficient and environmentally-friendly housing for low-income families, and urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund the application.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
6/18/2008 Filed by the Clerk's office
6/19/2008 Referred to Housing Committee
6/25/2008 Be Adopted
6/26/2008 Assigned to Third Read Calendar
7/10/2008 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 080632

 

Authorizing the Mayor to submit an application in the amount of $250,000.00 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the competitive reallocation of Community Housing Development Organization funds to provide for energy efficient and environmentally-friendly housing for low-income families, and urging the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund the application.

 

WHEREAS, the City, in partnership with Blue Hills Community Services and Westside Housing Organization, two Community Housing Development Organizations in Kansas City, Missouri, is undertaking the development of affordable housing in the Blue Hills and Westside neighborhoods to create homeownership opportunities for low income families; and

 

WHEREAS, the Blue Hills neighborhood is home to five (5) newly constructed Energy Star rated houses funded in part with assistance from the Department of Housing and Urban Development; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 070436 on April 12, 2007, which approved recommendations for the use of Greenhouse Gas reduction measures that included one stating that If City funding is involved, require targeting the achievement of Energy Star rating for commercial and residential development including materials, equipment and supplies; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council passed Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 071193 on January 3, 2008, which adopted the ICCs 2006 International Energy Conservation Code; the 2006 International Residential Code; the 2006 International Mechanical Code; and the 2006 International Existing Building Code; and

 

WHEREAS, on February 8, 2008, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 080091, expressing the Citys intent to join with the Civic Council, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas City Area Development Council, Bridging the Gap, MARC, and the government of Johnson County, Kansas to endorse and implement the Strategy to Become Americas Green Region and encourage others in the region to embrace and support the Strategy; and

 

WHEREAS, on February 25, 2008, the City Manager issued Administrative Regulation 5-5, entitled Green Team Solutions, placing responsibility on department directors to include green solutions whenever possible and appropriate during the planning process into City policies, projects, and programs; and

 

WHEREAS, on June 12, 2008, the City Council adopted Ordinance No. 080543, directing the City Manager to implement in the Citys housing programs the Energy Star for New Homes guidelines to be applied to all new and gut rehabilitation residential construction projects up to three stories, thereby reducing the burden of energy cost on low and moderate income homeowners of the City; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Mayor is hereby authorized to submit, on behalf of the City of Kansas City, Missouri, an application for $250,000.00 to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), No. FR-5195-N-01.

 

Section 2. That the Council endorses the use of these funds to develop energy efficient and environmentally-friendly housing for low-income families and urges the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to fund the application.

 

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