There is a Metro Council Meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. An agenda has been provided and you can watch the meeting live via channel 3 or stream live on your electronic devices. Also, please do not respond to this email... You can reach me at [email protected].
$50,000,000 to Homeless Impact Division
A few months ago, we passed legislation that created the Homeless Impact Division as a stand alone department within Metro. I've heard from many of you about the increase of individuals experiencing homelessness throughout the city. There are resolutions that have been presented to build capacity for the division ($9M), provide temporary gap housing ($9M), provide low barriers to fund competitive grants($7M), and provide MDHA with opportunities to provide low cost loans to developers to build low-income and affordable housing ($25M). The sum of these resolutions total $50,000,000. During the budget & finance and affordable housing committee meetings, these were deferred. We have asked the Homeless Impact Division to create a written plan of how the dollars will be used and what the impact will be to help individuals experiencing homelessness find permanent housing and not have to sleep on the streets.
Over the pas few application openings, District 21 has been rewarded several traffic calming projects. The traffic calming program helps NDOT know where we have issues. They are looking help lower traffic speeds and create safer street accommodations for non-drivers. This application process is resident led and is open until this Friday, August 19. If there are any traffic calming needs in your neighborhood, please click here to complete the application. Work with your neighbors to have detailed information of the needs for calming and where the problems truly exist. If you have any questions, please email the NDOT Traffic Calming team directly at [email protected].
What's Happening on tonight:
RS2022-1696: A resolution appropriating $25,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metropolitan Development and Housing Authority to provide low-cost loans to developers for the addition of deeply affordable housing units, with loan proceeds to be used to address affordable housing and homeless services
RS2022-1697: A resolution appropriating $9,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services to build capacity in Housing First case management services, including establishing Assertive Community Treatment teams.
RS2022-1698: A resolution appropriating $9,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services for temporary interim gap housing.
RS2022-1699: A resolution appropriating $7,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services to establish a low barrier housing collective and to fund competitive grants for support services
Dates to Remember
- Buchanan St. Area Rezone/BZA Requests - Community Meeting
- RE: 1804, 1806, 1808 Cephas St and 1809 9th Ave N
- MNPD North Precinct
- 2231 26th Ave N
- Thursday, August 25, 2022
- 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- Ed Temple Blvd. and Clarksville Hwy Rezone Requests - Community Meeting
- St. Luke CME Church
- 2008 Ed Temple Blvd.
- Monday, September 5, 2022
- 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- 40th Ave N and Clifton Rezone Requests - Community Meeting (Tentative)
- Dream Streets West
- Monday, September, 12, 2022
- 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
- 520 39th Ave N
I invite all District 21 residents to reach out to me directly with any information or concerns in our community. Email is the best form of communication, but invite you to call me as well. My contact information is below.
Contact information: Email - [email protected] / Phone: 615.946.9700