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Record No: CB 118962    Version: 1 Council Bill No: CB 118962
Type: Ordinance (Ord) Status: Passed
Current Controlling Legislative Body City Clerk
On agenda: 5/8/2017
Ordinance No: Ord 125308
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to housing for low-income households; adopting the Housing Levy Administrative and Financial Plan for program years 2017-2018; adopting Housing Funding Policies for the 2016 Housing Levy and other fund sources; authorizing actions by the Housing Director regarding past and future housing loans and contracts; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
Sponsors: Tim Burgess
Attachments: 1. Ex B - Housing Funding Policies v11, 2. Ex C - Pathways Home Initiative, 3. Ex B - Housing Funding Policies v10a
Supporting documents: 1. Ex A - Housing Levy Administrative and Financial Plan, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Proposed Amendments (added; 5/3/17), 4. Signed Ord_125308, 5. Affidavit of Publication
CITY OF SEATTLE
ORDINANCE __________________
COUNCIL BILL __________________
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AN ORDINANCE relating to housing for low-income households; adopting the Housing Levy Administrative and Financial Plan for program years 2017-2018; adopting Housing Funding Policies for the 2016 Housing Levy and other fund sources; authorizing actions by the Housing Director regarding past and future housing loans and contracts; and ratifying and confirming certain prior acts.
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WHEREAS, pursuant to Ordinance 125028, in 2016 the voters of the City of Seattle approved the levy of property taxes for the purpose of financing and supporting housing for low-income households; and
WHEREAS, Ordinance 125028 provides for periodic adoption by the City Council of an Administrative and Financial Plan for programs funded by the 2016 Housing Levy; and
WHEREAS, the City Council adopted Resolution 31606 endorsing the goals of the Committee to End Homelessness in King County Strategic Plan July 2015 - July 2019 and stating the intent to focus investment of new resources on effective prevention and housing services to better align City spending with the federal Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 and evidence-based practices; and
WHEREAS, since the adoption of the 2016 Housing Levy by the voters, the Pathways Home Initiative has been developed to guide the City's investments in homeless services and housing; and
WHEREAS, the goals, principles, and programs included in the Pathways Home Initiative reflect national best practices and therefore should guide expenditure of Housing Levy funds targeted to assist those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness; and
WHEREAS Ordinance 125217, passed on November 28, 2016, adopted policies for the Housing Levy Homelessness Prevention and Housing Stability Program which are consistent with the Pathways Home Initiative and allowed funding under this program to begin in January 2017; and
WHEREAS, the Offi...

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