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Legislation #: 120715 Introduction Date: 8/2/2012
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: 9/2/2012
Sponsor: None
Title: Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to revise the guidelines of the Municipal Court Fund program; estimating revenue in the amount of $150,000.00 in the Special Housing Rehabilitation Fund; appropriating it to the Housing Assistance Program; and designating requisitioning authority.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
8/1/2012 Filed by the Clerk's office
8/2/2012 Referred to Public Safety & Emergency Services Committee
8/15/2012 Do Pass as a Committee Substitute
8/16/2012 Assigned Third Read Calendar as Substituted
8/23/2012 Passed as Substituted

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COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 120715

Authorizing the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services to revise the guidelines of the Municipal Court Fund program; estimating revenue in the amount of $150,000.00 in the Special Housing Rehabilitation Fund; appropriating it to the Housing Assistance Program; and designating requisitioning authority.

WHEREAS, Ordinance No. 930813 established the guidelines for the Municipal Court Fund (MCF) program; and

WHEREAS, the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services desires to modify the guidelines to include, among other revisions, changing the eligibility requirement of homeowner participants from 50% to 30% of the median household income as established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Kansas City metropolitan area; adding that the fair market value of the home cannot exceed $150,000.00; adding that the homeowner must have paid all personal property taxes, must have owned and resided in the home for two years previous to receiving Municipal Court Fund (MCF) program services, cannot own other real estate or have received previous assistance from the MCF program; and providing that the referral of participants to the MCF program must be made by the Housing Court judge; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY: 

Section 1. That the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services is authorized to revise the guidelines of the Municipal Court Fund program.

Section 2. That the revenue in the following account of the Special Housing Rehabilitation Fund is estimated in the following amount:

13-6380-270000-456020 Housing Court Fines $150,000.00

Section 3. That $150,000.00 is hereby appropriated from the Unappropriated Fund Balance of the Special Housing Rehabilitation Fund to the following account:

13-6380-552535-B Housing Assistance Program $150,000.00

  Section 4. That the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department is designated as requisitioning authority for Account No. 13-6380-552535.

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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Randall J. Landes

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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William Geary

City Attorney