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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: March 10, 2020 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-h <br /> SUBJECT: Approval of the Transfer of Ownership of One (1) Manufactured Home Unit to <br /> EmPOWERment, Inc. <br /> DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community <br /> Development <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Resolution Emila Sutton, Director, Housing and <br /> Community Development, (919) 245- <br /> 2490 <br /> PURPOSE: To approve a resolution transferring from Orange County to EmPOWERment, <br /> Inc. the ownership of one (1) manufactured home purchased under the previously approved <br /> Orange County Land Banking/Manufactured Home Park Initiative's Displacement Mitigation <br /> Assistance Program (DMAP). <br /> BACKGROUND: On November 20, 2017, the Affordable Housing Land Banking/Mobile Home <br /> Park Work Group presented the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) with its <br /> recommendations on strategies for mitigating resident displacement and relocation challenges <br /> due to park closures and redevelopment efforts. <br /> On March 20, 2018, the BOCC approved entering into an agreement with EmPOWERment, <br /> Inc. to assist the Housing and Community Development Department with Relocation <br /> Coordination Services under the County's new Displacement Mitigation Assistance <br /> Program (DMAP). Given the proposed closing of a manufactured home park along NC 86 <br /> South and the number of families who initially needed to relocate and the condition of their <br /> existing units, two (2) new manufactured home units were purchased. <br /> One family was relocated and another family chose not to relocate but continued to work <br /> with the park owner, who changed his mind about closing the park. Therefore, the County <br /> collaborated with Habitat for Humanity as it related to providing assistance to a unit owner <br /> living in the Tar Heel Mobile Home Park in Chapel Hill. Partnering with Habitat, the County <br /> utilized the unit purchased earlier to provide assistance to a single-parent household with a <br /> school-aged child who was experiencing medical issues give the indoor air quality of their <br /> existing unit. The existing unit was beyond repair and exceeded the unit lifespan as determined <br /> by the manufacturer. <br />