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Housing Policy & Development Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council
Minneapolis Community Development Agency Operating Committee
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
September 12, 2018 - 1:30 pm
Room 317, City Hall
Members: Council Members Cam Gordon (Chair), Jeremiah Ellison (Vice-Chair), Kevin Reich, Lisa Goodman, Lisa Bender, and Jeremy Schroeder (Quorum: 4)
Clerk: Irene Kasper, (612) 673-2216


  1. 2 East Town Apartments revised bond issuance: 815 6th St S This link open a new window(2018-01065)
    1. Passage of Resolution rescinding Resolution 2017R-535, passed December 15, 2017, and replacing with a new resolution entitled, “Providing final approval of and authorizing the issuance, sale, and delivery of tax-exempt multifamily housing revenue bonds or obligations under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 462C, as amended, for the purpose of financing a housing program in an amount not to exceed $9,000,000, consisting of the acquisition, construction, and equipping of a multifamily rental housing development for the benefit of East Town Apartments Limited Partnership, for the East Town Apartments project at 815 6th St S; approving the forms of and authorizing the execution and delivery of the obligations and related documents; providing for the security, rights, and remedies with respect to the obligations; and granting approval for certain other actions with respect thereto."

  2. 3 Public Housing Authority ordinance This link open a new window(2018-01015)
    1. Referring to staff the subject matter of an ordinance amending Title 16, Chapter 420 of the Minneapolis Code of Ordinances relating to Planning and Development: Public Housing Authority, amending provisions related to the establishment and duties of the Authority.


  1. 4 2017 Annual Tax Increment Financing Disclosure Statement This link open a new window(2018-01034)
    1. Receiving and filing the 2017 Annual Disclosure Statement on the City’s use of tax increment financing, which is submitted in accordance with Minnesota Statutes, Sections 469.175, Subdivisions 5 and 6.

  2. 5 Report regarding the tent encampment on Hiawatha Ave This link open a new window(2018-01032)
    1. Receiving and filing a report regarding efforts being made across the enterprise to assist homeless residents of the encampment near the intersection of Hiawatha and Cedar Aves.   


  1. 6 Tent encampment on Hiawatha Ave This link open a new window(2018-01032)
    1. Directing the City Coordinator and Community Planning & Economic Development Director to work with Health and Finance staff to develop implementation plans for the establishment and operation of:

      1. One or more navigation center(s), including careful consideration of City-owned property, to provide emergency transitional services to address the immediate needs of the residents of the Hiawatha encampment that includes low-barrier access to emergency beds, basic healthcare, and other support services; and
      2. One or more culturally-focused and informed transitional housing options focused on serving American Indian individuals and families suffering from chronic homelessness.

      Staff will report back to the Committee of the Whole on September 20, 2018, to present the plan for the emergency navigation centers(s) including the implementation timeline, costs and funding sources for the navigation center(s).

      Staff will report back to the Housing Policy & Development Committee on October 24, 2018, with an implementation plan for the culturally-informed transitional housing project(s).

      For both the navigation center(s) and the transitional housing project(s), staff shall present two implementation scenarios, one that includes Hennepin County resources, and one that does not.

      Staff shall work directly with a diverse range of community residents, groups, and leaders who have been supporting the encampment residents as well as the encampment residents themselves to assist in determining the programmatic requirements of the navigation center(s) and longer-term transitional housing project(s).

A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.
Actions referred to Council: Sep 21, 2018
Next Committee meeting: Sep 26, 2018
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