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File #: 35310    Version: 1 Name: 2014 Operating Budget Amendment - HBA Program
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/25/2014 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 9/2/2014 Final action: 9/16/2014
Enactment date: 9/17/2014 Enactment #: RES-14-00684
Title: Amending the 2014 Operating Budget for the Special Fund for the Homebuyer’s Assistance (HBA) Program in fund SR61 which is administered by the Economic Development Division by appropriating $100,000 from the Contingent Reserve fund to provide additional loan funds to be used for the purchase and rehabilitation of owner-occupied residential property to continue this program for the remainder of 2014.
Sponsors: Paul R. Soglin
Fiscal Note
This amendment provides $100,000 in funding from the Contingent Reserve to support additional loan activity under the Homebuyer's Assistance Program, which is operated as a segregated fund.

Funding of $100,000 is available in the 2014 adopted City operating budget, which has appropriated $1,200,000 in funding for the Contingent Reserve. The current uncommitted balance in the Contingent Reserve is $664,387 which will be reduced to $564,387 upon the adoption of this amendment. There is no net impact on the tax levy.

The 2014 City operating budget will be amended as follows:

($100,000) GN01-57600-971000 - Reduce Contingent Reserve
$100,000 SR61-57700 Increase Loan Expenditures
Title
Amending the 2014 Operating Budget for the Special Fund for the Homebuyer’s Assistance (HBA) Program in fund SR61 which is administered by the Economic Development Division by appropriating $100,000 from the Contingent Reserve fund to provide additional loan funds to be used for the purchase and rehabilitation of owner-occupied residential property to continue this program for the remainder of 2014.
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WHEREAS, the City of Madison created the Homebuyer’s Assistance (HBA) Program in 1974 to assist individuals in partial financing of the purchase and rehabilitation of 1-4 unit properties that would then become owner-occupied housing. This program has been essential for low-to-moderate income borrower’s to be able to purchase these affordable homes which are in need of updating and repairs. For low-to-moderate income borrower’s whose income is less than 80% of Area Median Income (AMI) this loan is deferred for 10 years then converts to a 15 year monthly installment payment at 3.25% (2014 interest rate). For households with income greater than 80% but less than $100,100 this loan repayment begins immediately at 3.25% (2014 rate) for 20 years; and

WHEREAS, since this program’s inception in 1974, 188 HBA loans totaling over $4.1 million helped fac...

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