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File #: RES 19-273    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 2/13/2019
Title: Resolution approving guidelines and funding for the 2019 4(d) Affordable Housing Incentive program
Sponsors: Chris Tolbert
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Program Guidelines
Related files: RES 20-1490
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Resolution approving guidelines and funding for the 2019 4(d) Affordable Housing Incentive program

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WHEREAS, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota (the "HRA") is a public body corporate and politic established pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes, Section 469.001, et seq. (the “Act”); and

WHEREAS, the HRA has the power to engage in development or redevelopment activities under Minnesota law and the HRA is authorized to engage in activities relating to (a) housing projects and development, (b) removal and prevention of the spread of conditions of blight or deterioration, (c) bringing substandard buildings and improvements into compliance with public standards, (d) disposition of land for private redevelopment, and (e) improving the tax base and the financial stability of the community, and to engage in the aforementioned activities when these needs cannot be met through reliance solely upon private initiative and which can also be undertaken in targeted neighborhoods; and is authorized to create redevelopment projects as defined in Minn Stat Section 469.002, Subd. 14; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Saint Paul through Resolution 17-2064 directed staff to research and work with housing partners on strategies to further Fair Housing goals such as a 4(d) tax policy to provide property tax reductions for eligible rental property owners; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Saint Paul through Resolution 18-2072 adopted the 2019 budgets as proposed by the Mayor; and

WHEREAS, the HRA of the City of Saint Paul through Resolution 18-2079 adopted the final 2019 HRA budget; and

WHEREAS, the Council of the City of Saint Paul through Resolution 18-2080 adopted the 2019 final HRA budget; and

WHEREAS, the department of Planning and Economic Development budget as adopted by the City Council of Saint Paul allocated $12,000,000 to the Housing Trust Fund to create new affordable housing, prese...

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