February 2020 Site Visit Follow-Up Meeting with NDD Staff: Key Takeaways
Supportive Housing • We will look into examples of local supportive service structures and add recommendation language about creating a system of programmatic support for supportive housing developments (reflected below). • Edits to recommendation language is reflected below. • No additional staff will be added right now.
Affordable Rental • We will recommend the City establish different advisory groups by goal area to drive implementation. • We will add in soft mention to land swaps within partner on public housing redevelopment recommendation. • Create public land disposition policy will recommend intergovernmental coordination with the school district and the County. • In implementation – will require a new FTE for preservation. Public land policy can be established with help from a consultant.
Neighborhood Reinvestment • We will recommend implementation committees at the community level, and we will clarify what we mean by local advisory committees (working within established neighborhood leadership structures, though foundation should also be involved based on grant-making capacity). • Will require an FTE for neighborhoods. • NDD will make recommendations on candidate neighborhoods, based on criteria set forth in the Housing Plan (will be included in Appendix section of Plan). • Consultant support will be leveraged for redesigning rehab programs. • We will review infill development recommendation language to ensure we’ve discussed how to put clear program boundaries in pl ace to help contractors and developers know what programs they want to take advantage of, and to talk to the cash sales segment of the market and turning around these sales for homeownership. Affordable Homeownership • We will add language about having discussions with lenders on how to make small dollar loans and evaluating barriers to small do llar loans within the “Modify DPA” recommendation. • We will add language about employer-assisted down payment assistance. • We have switched “require” supportive services with mortgages to “offer” (reflected below) . • No additional staff will be added for homeownership.