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File #: 40719    Version: 1 Name: Accepting the report and recommendations of the Housing Strategy Committee - Senior Housing.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/3/2015 In control: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT COMMITTEE
On agenda: 2/23/2016 Final action: 2/23/2016
Enactment date: 2/29/2016 Enactment #: RES-16-00156
Title: Accepting the report and recommendations of the Housing Strategy Committee - Senior Housing chapter.
Sponsors: Zach Wood, Larry Palm
Attachments: 1. 2015 Housing Report - FINAL 02-17-16.pdf, 2. 2015 Housing Report - FINAL 11-3-15.pdf

Fiscal Note

The report includes a number of recommendations to address issues of senior housing.  No appropriation is required at this time, but it is anticipated that City agencies will include requests in future budgets for additional funding and reallocations of existing funds, subject to approval by the Common Council.

Title

Accepting the report and recommendations of the Housing Strategy Committee - Senior Housing chapter.

Body

WHEREAS, Substitute Ordinance, File #25837 charges the Housing Strategy Committee to prepare and submit a biennial housing report to the Mayor and the Common Council which will include the following:

 

1.  Current data on Madison and regional housing supply and trends;

2.  Strategies for maintaining a broad range of housing choices for all households and income levels; and,

3.  Strategies for maintaining and increasing affordable owner-occupied and rental housing in Madison and the region; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Housing Strategy Committee was also charged with reviewing the biennial housing report prepared by staff and would forward the report with the Committee's recommendations to the Mayor and Common Council for their action; and,

 

WHEREAS, given the size and scope of the biennial housing report the Housing Strategy Committee created "Senior Housing" for committee and Common Council review; and,

 

WHEREAS, to address these challenges, the Housing Strategy Committee recommends a multipronged strategy focused on the ideas of:

 

• Identifing geographical concentrations of seniors, look at opportunities to revamp infastructure and services to support aging in place.

• Expanding the City's reverse mortgage program.

• Modify the Affordable Housing Fund to support senior housing.

• Create a mixed income, infill pilot development project.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council accepts the report

and recommendations of the Housing Strategy Committee Senior Housing Report.