Housing support and anti-displacement files among those to be heard by committee
At tomorrow’s meeting of the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee (Tuesday, January 12), the committee will hear a number of files sponsored by Alderwoman Milele A. Coggs. Many of the files are follow-ups to budget amendments sponsored by Alderwoman Coggs and tackle key issues within the community including housing support, anti-displacement strategies, repurposing vacant lots and more.
“Providing housing support and preventing displacement are crucial issues, particularly for those who have been longtime homeowners in the city or aspire to become one,” said Alderwoman Coggs. “We must continue to be innovative and creative when it comes to how we can best support our residents, neighborhoods and bolster our city as a whole. I believe these resolutions, many of which reflect action taken through various 2021 budget amendments, help us take a step forward in accomplishing that goal.”
The files sponsored by Alderwoman Coggs to be heard at tomorrow’s committee meeting are:
- File #201200 – Resolution directing the Department of City Development to target down-payment assistance programs to renters and properties in neighborhoods where increases in property values will likely occur.
- File #201206 – Resolution directing the Department of City Development to develop preservation strategies for affordable housing as recommended in Section 4.5 of the Anti-Displacement Plan.
- File # 201199 – Resolution directing the Department of City Development to develop marketing and outreach plans for down-payment assistance, co-op, land trust, and other housing initiatives.
- File #201195 – Resolution directing the Department of City Development to survey purchasers of City-owned properties after each sale to evaluate the sales process, and to report the findings to the Common Council on an annual basis
- File #201203 – Resolution directing the Department of City Development to develop a Healing Space Initiative for repurposing vacant lots in partnership with the Community Improvement Project grant program.
Tomorrow’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and will be televised live on the City Channel (channel 25 on Spectrum Cable and channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse in the City of Milwaukee) and via streaming video on the city website at city.milwaukee.gov/Channel25.
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