Dear Dedicated and Faithful HAT members,
Thank you for all of the time, energy and effort you committed to being at the Housing Task Force meetings in which you shared public testimony during two different hearings held in November 2013. Thank you for supporting the Continuum of Housing and for listening to your fellow neighbors share their testimonies!
We are happy to let you know that the Housing Task Force Report has been released. There are a couple of important reccomendations the Task Force made:
1.) Preserving approximately 8,000 existing affordable housing units with subsidies that will expire by the year 2020.
2.) Producing and preserving 10,000 net new affordable housing units by the year 2020 (10 by 20).
3.) Supporting the production of 3,000 market rate housing units annually through 2020.
Also, please note:
4.) HAT’s testimonies on ADU restrictions led to reccomendation for study and scrutiny of the ADU program.
The report can be located by following this link: Housing Task Force Report. Please take time to read the report! If you pay close attention you’ll see pictures of Manna’s very own folks on page 3 of the report: Eugene Griffin, Billy Hart, Sarah and Robert Cooke are all pictured at the top of the page!
We have much more work to do but this is a good step in the right direction.
With sincere gratitude,
The Manna Team