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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: September 14, 2021 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-c <br /> SUBJECT: Approval of a Resolution Amending the Orange County FY 2021-2022 HOME <br /> Program Design <br /> DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community <br /> Development <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> Attachment 1: Resolution Amending the Corey Root, Director, Housing & <br /> May 4, 2021 Home Community Development, 919-245- <br /> Program Design 2490 <br /> Resolution <br /> PURPOSE: To approve a resolution amending a Board resolution adopted May 4, 2021 which <br /> authorized the Orange County FY 2021-2022 HOME Program Design. <br /> BACKGROUND: The resolution to approve project activities for the 2021-2022 HOME Program, <br /> adopted by the Board on May 4, 2021, approved $105,000 in HOME funding for EmPOWERment, <br /> Inc. to acquire a duplex containing two (2) units at 706 Gomains Avenue in Chapel Hill. The <br /> original program design intended the two units to be leased to households earning less than thirty <br /> percent (30%) of the area median income. EmPOWERment, Inc. requests to amend this project <br /> to serve households earning less than sixty percent (60%) of the area median income. <br /> EmPOWERment is requesting this change based on analyzing experience gained from past <br /> projects, the makeup of both their current apartment waitlists and current requests. At their August <br /> 19, 2021 meeting, the Local Government Affordable Housing Collaborative recommended <br /> approving this change in HOME program design. <br /> FINANCIAL IMPACT: There is no financial impact associated with this item. <br /> SOCIAL JUSTICE IMPACT: The following Orange County Social Justice Goals are applicable to <br /> this item: <br /> • GOAL: FOSTER A COMMUNITY CULTURE THAT REJECTS OPPRESSION AND <br /> INEQUITY <br /> The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race or color; <br /> religious or philosophical beliefs; sex, gender or sexual orientation; national origin or ethnic <br /> background; age; military service; disability; and familial, residential or economic status. <br />