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File #: 220186    Version: Name:
Type: Bill Status: ENACTED
File created: 3/3/2022 In control: Committee on Labor and Civil Service
On agenda: Final action: 5/12/2022
Title: Amending Chapter 21-1100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Community Development," by adding new provisions related to workforce housing programs, amending the applicability period, and making other technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.
Sponsors: Council President Clarke, Councilmember Parker
Indexes: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Code sections: 21-1100 - Community Development
Attachments: 1. Bill No. 22018601, As Amended.pdf, 2. CertifiedCopy22018601
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsVideo
5/24/20221 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Not available
5/12/20221 CITY COUNCIL READ AND PASSEDPass16:0 Action details Not available
5/5/20221 CITY COUNCIL SUSPEND THE RULES OF THE COUNCIL   Action details Not available
5/5/20221 CITY COUNCIL READ AND ORDERED PLACED ON NEXT WEEK'S SECOND READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/5/20221 CITY COUNCIL ORDERED PLACED ON THIS DAY`S FIRST READING CALENDAR   Action details Not available
5/2/20220 Committee on Labor and Civil Service HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Not available
5/2/20220 Committee on Labor and Civil Service HEARING HELD   Action details Not available
5/2/20220 Committee on Labor and Civil Service AMENDED   Action details Not available
5/2/20221 Committee on Labor and Civil Service REPORTED FAVORABLY, RULE SUSPENSION REQUESTED   Action details Not available
3/3/20220 CITY COUNCIL Introduced and Referred   Action details Not available
Title
Amending Chapter 21-1100 of The Philadelphia Code, entitled "Community Development," by adding new provisions related to workforce housing programs, amending the applicability period, and making other technical changes, all under certain terms and conditions.

Body
WHEREAS, across the nation, due to ever increasing housing costs, local governments are struggling to provide workforce housing in their jurisdictions for their employees and other necessary workers that is affordable; and

WHEREAS, workforce housing targets middle-income workers which include professions such as municipal employees, teachers, health care workers, retail clerks, and the like; and

WHEREAS, the rapidly rising cost of housing in Philadelphia is making affordable housing out of reach for households earning between 60% and 120% of Area Median Income (AMI); and

WHEREAS, the vast majority of City of Philadelphia employees must reside within the City; and

WHEREAS, the City of Philadelphia has established workforce housing programs such as workforce homeownership projects and down payment and closing cost assistance; and

WHEREAS, providing a preference for income qualified municipal employees is fair and equitable as these employees must reside in the City of Philadelphia; now, therefore

THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA HEREBY ORDAINS:

SECTION 1. Chapter 21-1100 of The Philadelphia Code is hereby amended to read as follows:

CHAPTER 21-1100. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

? 21-1101. Scope.

(1) The goals, policies, requirements, and procedures prescribed by this Chapter shall apply to funds which the City receives under the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and all other federal funds received by the City covered by the annual Consolidated Plan pursuant to 24 C.F.R. ? 91.2(a), and funds from other sources to the extent required by federal law and local Ordinance.

(2) The [Office of Housing and Community Deve...

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