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1 + L OCAL S TRATEGIES TO AFFH National Housing Conference Atlanta, GA September 18, 2013 Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

2 + September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service Policy advocates that addresses critical housing and community development problems in low income/underserved communities. Supports housing issues affecting farm workers & border residents Addresses public housing from the inside out Promotes affirmatively furthering fair housing in all programs receiving government monies Serves as a watchdog over government housing programs

3 + Move to Opportunity AND Revitalize In Place September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

4 + State of Texas Hurricanes Dolly and Ike struck Texas in July and September of Texas plans to distribute $3 billion CDBG disaster relief funds based on weather patterns, rather than levels of documented need in the areas hardest hit by hurricanes. TXLIHIS teams with Texas Appleseed and files administrative complaint with HUD against the State of Texas September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

5 + Conditions of the Conciliation Agreement: - State will update its AI in 2 phases which will include areas eligible to receive Hurricane recovery funds and public comment. - Mandatory training for fund recipients to address AFFH and civil rights compliance. - Provide reporting on AFFH – FHAST Form - Complainants review plans and monitor compliance for jurisdictions receiving funds - Disaster Housing Demonstration Program - Initiate a Homeowner Mobility Program September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service State of Texas

6 + Our Grassroots Partner September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

7 + TXLIHIS Joins Efforts with TOP Blue tarps in Houston were an all too familiar sight several years after Hurricane Ike. After a two year campaign led by low income homeowners from Houstons hardest hit neighborhoods, TOP secured an agreement with Mayor Parker that will dedicate $150 million of Federal Hurricane Ike Recovery Funds to address housing & infrastructure issues within historically underserved communities. September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

8 + Houston Housing Campaign This agreement also includes a commitment from the City of Houston and HUD to include TOP leaders in planning the redevelopment of neighborhoods agreed upon by the City and TOP September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

9 + Visioning for Neighborhoods of Opportunities

10 Select Target Neighborhoods Select Target Neighborhoods Announce Target Neighborhoods Announce Target Neighborhoods Community Planning Process Community Planning Process Comprehensive Report Review Comprehensive Report Review Multi-Family RFP released Multi-Family RFP released Engagement of Public Works Department Engagement of Public Works Department Planning Process to determine which target neighborhoods would be selected at Community Revitalization Areas Planning Process to determine which target neighborhoods would be selected at Community Revitalization Areas Ongoing community outreach for single family home repair Ongoing community outreach for single family home repair September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service The Road to Implementation

11 + TOPs Campaign Priorities Single Family Home Repair/Rebuild Multi-Family Development Infrastructure within the specified areas Long term commitment to ongoing revitalization within areas September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service

12 + Effective Round 2 Single Family Home Repair Program Increase quality of housing stock within underserved communities that serve a spectrum of household needs Increase in improvements for accessibility for seniors and disabled persons in existing housing. Affirmative marketing & Intentional Outreach September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service How does this affirmatively further fair housing? The City of Houston and their consultants are working closely with TOP to ensure that $60 million allocated for the Single Family Repair program is used effectively.

13 + Effective Multi-Family Housing Program September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service How does this affirmatively further fair housing? HCDD invites developers to produce quality true mixed income units in underserved communities and commit to community engagement. Will provide a high quality of life and avoid the negative results of gentrification by preserving the community and creating high quality affordable housing in these locations.

14 + Infrastructure TOP PROPOSES: PWE identify new projects, directly addressing issues of flooding and pedestrian access, within the CRAs that came as a result of the Spring 2013 planning study. PWE should participate in ongoing planning for the CRAs. September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service How will this affirmatively further fair housing? Support and develop diverse, sustainable communities Provide better access for residents within the underserved area Commit $26 million in CDBG DR to the identified prioritized areas. Funds should specifically address the needs of the community.

15 + Long Term Commitment to Revitalization September 17, 2013Texas Low Income Housing Information Service Ensure there is ongoing support of the revitalization of the invested neighborhoods How will this affirmatively further fair housing? Will result in meaningful and intentional outcomes that will affirmatively affirm fair housing Creates opportunity to strategically enhance neighborhood assets in historically underserved communities


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