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File #: 2022-2334   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/20/2022
Title: Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Interim City Manager, or Designee, to Provide and Execute Letters of Support to the Alameda Housing Authority for Pursuing Funding for Affordable Housing Projects Approved by the City. (Planning, Building and Transportation 20962710)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Sample Support Letter, 2. Resolution
Title

Adoption of Resolution Authorizing the Interim City Manager, or Designee, to Provide and Execute Letters of Support to the Alameda Housing Authority for Pursuing Funding for Affordable Housing Projects Approved by the City. (Planning, Building and Transportation 20962710)

Body

To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Adoption of this resolution would authorize the Interim City Manager, or designee, to provide letters of support on behalf of the City Council to the Alameda Housing Authority in pursuit of grant funding for affordable housing projects. The authorization applies only to those affordable housing projects that have already been approved by the City of Alameda (City).

BACKGROUND

The Alameda Housing Authority (AHA) relies on a variety of funding sources to pay for the development of affordable housing projects in Alameda. Often the funding sources and application processes require AHA to provide a timely letter of support issued by the local governing body. To streamline the process of obtaining such letters, AHA requests the City Council authorize the Interim City Manager, or designee, to provide and execute these letters on behalf of the City Council. The letters of support would only be provided after an affordable housing development project has been approved by the City.

DISCUSSION

At the present time, AHA is in the process of redeveloping approximately 12 acres of land at the former Alameda Naval Air Station (NAS) known as the North Housing site. AHA is leading the development under a homeless accommodation conveyance, alongside partners Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) and Building Futures. Island City Development (ICD) is the developer.

On September 15, 2020, the City Council approved Tentative Map Tract 8561 and Density Bonus Application for the North Housing project. North Housing Block A, the first phase of the North Housing project consisting of 91 units of supporting housing and 64 u...

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