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File #: RES 20-1017    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Archived
In control: Housing & Redevelopment Authority
Final action: 8/12/2020
Title: Resolution to authorize and approve acquiring a tax-forfeited property at 705 E. 7th Street from Ramsey County and to convey same to Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, District 4, Ward 7
Sponsors: Jane L. Prince
Attachments: 1. Board Report, 2. Ramsey County HRA Resolution B2017-274, 3. City of St. Paul HRA Resolution 14-867, 4. Map, 5. District 4 Profile, 6. MOU, 7. Site Plan
Related files: RES 14-867
Title
Resolution to authorize and approve acquiring a tax-forfeited property at 705 E. 7th Street from Ramsey County and to convey same to Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Housing Services, District 4, Ward 7
Body
WHEREAS, the Housing and Redevelopment Authority of the City of Saint Paul, Minnesota (“HRA”) recognizes the problems created by vacant lots and blighted properties not being maintained or being of value to the community, and it also recognizes the need to take the initiative to convert these lots and dilapidated structures into decent, safe, and sanitary housing for persons of low and moderate income; and

WHEREAS, Ramsey County has approved a new policy to create incentives for development and sale of affordable housing which is defined as persons with household incomes less than 80% of area median income as determined by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; and

WHEREAS, HRA has approved a policy under RES 14-867 for properties acquired by HRA which is complementary to the Ramsey County policy and defines the process for holding and sale of tax forfeit properties; and

WHEREAS, HRA has the power to engage in development or redevelopment activities under Chapter 469 of the Minnesota Statutes, Housing and Redevelopment Act, and by authority of said Act engages in activities relating to: 1) housing projects and development; 2) removal or prevention of the spread of conditions of blight or deteriorations; 3) bringing substandard buildings and improvements into compliance with public standards; 4) disposition of land for private development; and 5) improving the tax base and the financial stability of the community; and

WHEREAS, the HRA engages in the aforementioned activities when redevelopment or development needs cannot be met through reliance solely upon private initiative, and may engage in said activities in targeted communities; and

WHEREAS, the HRA was notified by the Taxation Department of Ramsey County of the availabili...

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