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File #: 220743    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Final Reading, Debate
File created: 8/25/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 9/15/2022 Final action:
Title: RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to develop a plan to expedite affordable housing development by clearing titles on City, Land Bank and Homesteading Authority-owned vacant properties intended for sale and/or development; and report back to the Council in 90 days.
Sponsors: Melissa Robinson
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet - Resolution, 2. Fiscal Note - TEMP ordinance 220743, 3. Authenticated Resolution 220743
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 220743

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RESOLUTION - Directing the City Manager to develop a plan to expedite affordable housing development by clearing titles on City, Land Bank and Homesteading Authority-owned vacant properties intended for sale and/or development; and report back to the Council in 90 days.

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WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City, Missouri, like many jurisdictions nationwide, is in a housing crisis due to the low number of affordable and available housing units; and

WHEREAS, remediating the issue of lack of affordable housing requires a multi-step approach, many of which the City has already implemented; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to expedite the development of affordable units through various means; and

WHEREAS, the clearing of titles is an impediment to timely development; and

WHEREAS, the City should develop a plan to clear titles on City, Land Bank and Homesteading Authority-owned vacant properties intended for sale and/or development as one way to facilitate affordable housing initiatives; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That the City Manager is directed to develop a plan to expedite housing development by clearing titles on City, Land Bank and Homesteading Authority-owned vacant properties intended for sale and/or development, said plan to include:

a) Cost, with associated funding plan;

b) Staffing;

c) Timelines for plan execution;

d) Public/private collaboration;

e) A list of City, Land Bank and Homesteading Authority-owned vacant properties with analysis of how the plan assists with the City's blight remediation goals in historically blighted areas; and

f) Mapping of City, Land Bank and Homesteading Authority-owned vacant lots showing where clusters may exist and a further analysis of a cluster's demographics and other surrounding data (i.e., 311 reports, median household income, walkability, access...

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