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File #: 200276.    Version: Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 8/28/2020 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 11/5/2020 Final action: 11/5/2020
Title: Neighborhood Paint Program (B)
Attachments: 1. 200276_A_Neighborhood Paint Presentation_20201105.pdf, 2. 200276_B_Neighborhood Paint Guidelines and Application Packet_20201105.pdf
Title

Neighborhood Paint Program (B)

Explanation

The former Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Residential Paint Voucher Program has been updated to be implemented under the new GCRA. Since the residential paint program’s inception in 2013, it has succeeded in providing paint vouchers to 59 neighbors. These improvements supported neighborhood stability and allowed residents to maintain their homes. Program applications have been placed on hold since July 2019 so that the program may be improved and offered under the new GCRA.

During today’s meeting staff will present the revised program guidelines for member feedback and approval. Although the former program was successful, the proposed revisions will be most effective for the next nine years of the GCRA.

Revisions are both administrative and policy guided in nature. The program name is proposed to be changed from “Residential Paint Voucher Program” to “Neighborhood Paint Program” to better communicate the revised focus that GCRA residents live in a stable and prosperous community. The former program was focused on improving homes on a one-by-one basis and offered a $500 paint voucher to recipients, with the caveat that they arrange labor themselves. The proposed new program focuses on specific neighborhoods and streamlines the process by covering supply and labor costs. This proposal is asserted to simplify the process and allow for more homes to be painted in a shorter amount of time.

The 10 Year Reinvestment Plan provides a map of areas for the GCRA to focus community enhancement and housing initiatives. It is proposed that only homes located within neighborhoods with the lowest district median income are eligible under the revised program. This includes the Fifth Avenue, Pleasant Street, Porters, Sugarhill, Springhill, and Greater Duval neighborhoods. The program will be implemented in phases; one neighborhood at a time to concentrate its impact. Besides policy changes, administrative changes...

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