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Minutes/Edina City Council/February 20,2007 <br /> Rollcall: <br /> Ayes: Bennett,Housh, Masica, Swenson, Hovland <br /> Motion carried. <br /> RESOLUTION NO. 2007-27 APPROVING 2007 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK <br /> GRANT PROGRAM (CDBG) AND RESOLUTION NO 007-28 APPROVED - <br /> REALLOCATION OF FUNDS FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT <br /> Affidavits of Notice were presented approved and ordered placed on file. <br /> Associate Planner Repya stated HUD was continuing to fund the Community Development <br /> Block Grant (CDBG) in 2007 at the same level as 2006 with an allocation of $167,594. She added <br /> the Human Rights and Relations Commission have reviewed and made recommendations to the <br /> human services portion of the budget. <br /> Ms. Repya said funding for public services may not exceed fifteen percent of the total budget. In <br /> 2007 Edina's public services may not exceed $25,139. She noted requests for funding for the <br /> public services portion of the budget were received from the following organizations. <br /> • Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) providing daycare subsidies to income eligible families; <br /> • Senior Community Services (H.O.M.E. - Housing and Outdoor Maintenance for the <br /> Elderly) - providing housekeeping and chore services to Edina seniors who pay for <br /> services on a sliding fee scale; <br /> • Community Action for Suburban Hennepin (CASH) - provide housing programs for low <br /> and moderate income homeowners and homebuyers; and <br /> • HOME Line-provide tenant advocacy services for Edina renters. <br /> Ms Repya explained that after the distribution for public services the remaining $142,455 would <br /> be directed toward community development projects. She said staff once again recommended <br /> funding the Rehabilitation of Private Property and the Scattered Site Affordable Housing <br /> programs. Ms. Repya noted these programs have successfully contributed to maintaining Edina's <br /> housing stock and providing affordable housing opportunities to Edina residents. <br /> Ms. Repya said the Rehabilitation of Private Property programs provides deferred repayment <br /> loans of up to $30,000 to make structural improvements to owner occupied single family homes. <br /> She added that staff believed the program would continue to attract income eligible homeowners <br /> interested in improving and maintaining their homes. <br /> Ms. Repya said the Scattered Site Affordable Housing funds were proposed to be directed toward <br /> assisting developers and non-profit organization in the creation of affordable housing <br /> opportunities. <br /> Ms. Repya outlined the recommended proposed budget as follows: <br /> Proposed 2007 <br /> Activi Budget <br /> JVS- Daycare Subsidy $8,137 <br /> H.O.M.E. -Sr. Comm. Services $9,440 <br /> CASH $5,086 <br /> HOME Line $2,476 <br /> Rehabilitation of_Private Property $55,755 <br /> Page 4 <br />