HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA
Council Chamber, City Hall
100 Santa Rosa Avenue, Santa Rosa, California
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
1. CALL TO ORDER
2. ROLL CALL
3. PUBLIC APPEARANCES / PUBLIC COMMENTS: Except for public hearing agenda items, the public may comment on all other agenda items and on items not on the agenda within the jurisdiction of the Housing Authority during this period. The public may comment on public hearing agenda items when the hearing is opened. Each speaker is allowed three minutes.
4. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
5. STATEMENTS OF ABSTENTION
6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES FOR MEETING HELD JANUARY 23, 2012
7. CHAIRMAN / COMMISSIONER REPORTS
8. COMMITTEE REPORTS
9. CONSENT ITEMS: NONE
10. SCHEDULED ITEMS:
10.1 LOAN REQUEST FROM COMMUNITY HOUSING OF SONOMA COUNTY IN THE AMOUNT OF $96,479 FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE REHABILITATION OF HENRY HOUSE LOCATED AT 1822 MANOR DRIVE
BACKGROUND: In 1997, Face to Face Sonoma County AIDS Network (Face to Face) purchased and rehabilitated Henry House, a six-bed group home which serves persons living with HIV/AIDS, with financing from U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Housing Authority. The level of care provided by Henry House is no longer necessary as a result of medical advances, which have enabled persons living with HIV/AIDS to live more independently. Consequently, in 2009, Face to Face decided to transfer the property to another non-profit sponsor to continue operating Henry House for persons with disabilities. Community Housing Sonoma County (CHSC) worked with Face to Face to secure the Housing Authority’s and HUD’s approval, a process which took more than two (2) years. Buckelew Programs will be the service provider and operator and CHSC the co-sponsor. In November 2009, the Housing Authority approved a conditional reservation of funds in the amount of $151,500 to assist CHSC for costs associated with the transfer of ownership and rehabilitation of Henry House. CHSC has received all necessary approvals from HUD and is prepared to start the rehabilitation improvements. CHSC has modified its development budget based upon a revised scope of rehabilitation work and is requesting additional funding in the amount of $96,479.
RECOMMENDATION: The Department of Economic Development and Housing recommends that the Housing Authority, by resolution, approve a conditional reservation of funds in the amount of $96,479 to assist Community Housing Sonoma County with costs associated with the rehabilitation of Henry House located at 1822 Manor Drive.
10.2 REQUEST FROM COMMUNITY HOUSING OF SONOMA COUNTY FOR A FURTHER ADVANCE IN THE AMOUNT OF $100,000 FOR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE REHABILITATION OF MCMINN AVENUE SHARED HOUSING LOCATED AT 1228 MCMINN AVENUE AND REQUEST TO APPROVE A TWO0-MONTH EXTENSION OF THE OCCUPANCY COMPLETION DATE
BACKGROUND: On July 29, 2010, the Housing Authority approved loan funds in the amount of $430,191 for Community Housing Sonoma County (CHSC) for the acquisition and development of McMinn Avenue Shared Housing, an existing apartment building with four (4) two-bedroom units, located at 1228 McMinn Avenue in the City’s Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP) Sunset-Delport Focus Area. The Housing Authority loan was subsequently assigned by CHSC to CHSC McMinn, LLC, a single-asset limited liability company organized to own McMinn Avenue Shared Housing. In collaboration with Sonoma County Mental Health Division (SCMHD), CHSC McMinn, LLC plans to develop the first Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) shared housing project in Sonoma County with the assistance of the California Housing Finance Agency (CalHFA). The property will be rehabilitated for use as permanent supportive housing for eight (8) MHSA target population adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and have a psychiatric disability. After receiving funding approval from CalHFA in November 2010, CHSC acquired the property on January 14, 2011, and transferred it to CHSC McMinn, LLC. More in-depth inspections were completed and the work scope revised for conformity with CalHFA standards. CHSC McMinn, LLC has modified its development budget based on the revised work scope and is requesting a further advance from the Housing Authority in the amount of $100,000. To accommodate the time needed to request additional funding and then complete the revised work scope, the project timetable has been modified to allow an additional two months to complete full rent-up activities, resulting in a request to extend the occupancy completion date from June 30, 2012 to August 30, 2012.
RECOMMENDATION: The Department of Economic Development and Housing recommends that the Housing Authority, by resolution, approve a conditional reservation of funds for a further advance in the amount of $100,000 to assist CHSC McMinn, LLC with costs associated with the rehabilitation of McMinn Avenue Shared Housing, located at 1228 McMinn Avenue, subject to approval from the Sonoma County Mental Health Division and the California Housing Finance Agency, and approve an extension of the occupancy completion date from June 30, 2012 to August 30, 2012
10.3 REQUEST FROM HUMBOLDT APARTMENTS, LP FOR APPROVAL OF CHANGE IN OWNERSHIP STRUCTURE AND PROPERTY MANAGER
BACKGROUND: Humboldt Apartments, a 52-unit, multifamily rental project affordable to Low Income households at 50% and 60% of Area Median Income is under development on the site at 499 Humboldt Street (the Project). The Housing Authority provided $1,122,000 for site acquisition, and a further advance of $1,999,400 for pre-development and development costs, for a total commitment of $3,121,400 in loan funds to the Project. The owner, Humboldt Apartments, LP, is a Limited Partnership comprised of Humboldt Apartments, LLC (an affiliate of Burbank Housing Development Corporation) and North Bay Equities I, LLC (an affiliate of Hugh Futrell Corporation) as Co-General Partners. Humboldt Apartments, LP is requesting approval of a change in ownership structure and Property Manager. The Loan Agreement and associated Regulatory Agreement provide that a change in ownership and Property Manager must be approved by the Housing Authority.
RECOMMENDATION: The Department of Economic Development and Housing recommends that the Housing Authority, by resolution, approve a change in the ownership structure of Humboldt Apartments, LP, on the condition that Humboldt Apartments, LP complete the selection of a non-profit replacement Co-General Partner prior to the submission of the City's application to the California Debt Limit Allocation Committee for an allocation of tax-exempt multifamily housing revenue bonds; and approve Hugh Futrell Corporation as Property Manager for Humboldt Apartments.
10.4 ADOPTION OF HUD MANDATED AGENCY PLAN
BACKGROUND: The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 requires any housing authority that administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program and/or any public housing units to adopt a Public Housing Agency (PHA) Plan with two components: the five-year Agency Plan and the Annual Plan updates. The City of Santa Rosa Housing Authority submitted its Streamlined Five-Year plan in 2010; the current plan is an annual update for Fiscal Year 2012-2013. The PHA Plans must be reviewed by a local Resident Advisory Board (RAB), and any comments by the RAB must be submitted with the PHA plan. The RAB requirement for the City of Santa Rosa is satisfied by the service of two Tenant Commissioners on the Santa Rosa Housing Authority who represent the interests of those served by the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Adoption of the PHA Plan appoints any and all Housing Authority Commissioners who are also Housing Choice Voucher program participants as the RAB.
RECOMMENDATION: The Department of Economic Development and Housing recommends that the Housing Authority, by resolution, adopt the Streamlined Annual Plan for Fiscal Year 2012-2013.
11. COMMUNICATION ITEMS:
11.1 MONTHLY ACTIVITIES REPORT
11.2 MEMO FROM M.JACKSON: ANNUAL ADJUSTMENT TO THE MAXIMUM COST SCHEDULE FOR THE LOW INCOME HOUSING PRODUCTION PROGRAM
11.3 MEMO FROM K. KUYKENDALL: HUD ANNUAL COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT
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