A resolution declaring surplus and authorizing the grant of real property to certain nonprofit organizations, and authorizing grants not exceeding $4,553,245.30 from the Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing to certain nonprofit organizations selected for the express purpose of constructing and rehabilitating affordable or workforce housing (Proposal No. 2017M-046PR-001).
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government owns certain parcels of property identified as Exhibits A through N (the “Properties”), as shown in Section 1 below; and,
WHEREAS, Section 7-3-314(e) of the Tennessee Code Annotated (the “Act”) permits a metropolitan government by resolution of its governing body to authorize the conveyance of the real property acquired pursuant to a delinquent tax sale by grant to a nonprofit organization; and,
WHEREAS, the Act requires that no property may be granted prior to the expiration of the statutory redemption period; and,
WHEREAS, the Act requires that all such property be used to construct affordable and workforce housing for residents of Davidson County; and,
WHEREAS, on April 11, 2017, the Metropolitan Housing Trust Fund Commission issued a request for application to qualified nonprofit organizations to participate in the nonprofit housing development grant program; and,
WHEREAS, Affordable Housing Resources and Be a Helping Hand Foundation, has been selected to receive a grant conveying thirteen parcels as shown on the Attached Exhibits A through N; and,
WHEREAS, the requirements of Section 7-3-314(e) of the Act have been met as to the Properties; and,
WHEREAS, the grant process has conformed to the requirements of Tennessee law; and,
WHEREAS, Section 7-3-314 of the Tennessee Code Annotated states that metropolitan forms of government may provide financial assistance to a nonprofit organization in accordance with the guidelines of the Metropolitan Government; and,
WHEREAS, Section 5.04.070 of the Metropolitan Code of Laws provides that the Metropolitan Council may by Resolution appropriate funds for the financial aid of nonprofit organizations; and,
WHEREAS, pursuant to the regulations and procedures of the Metropolitan Housing Trust Fund Commission, the Metropolitan Housing Trust Fund Commission has accepted the recommendations of the Barnes Fund Review Committee that the appropriated funds be distributed to the nonprofit organizations: Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, New Level CDC, Dismas, Inc., Be a Helping Hand Foundation, Mending Hearts, Inc., Project Return, Mary Parrish, Affordable Housing Resources, and Woodbine Community Organization; and,
WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this grant contract be approved.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. The Metropolitan Council declares the following parcels of land, owned in fee simple by the Metropolitan Government, and described in Exhibits A through N attached hereto and incorporated herein, to be surplus.
Map-Parcel No. Address / Location Lot Council Exhibit
105-04-0 163.00 1240 Thomas Street 50 x 120 17 A
093-16-0 372.00 12 Decatur Street 50 x 150 19 B
043-09-0 112.00 612 Bixler Avenue 50 x 200 09 C
081-11-0 252.00 1704 17th Avenue North 50 x 170 21 D
081-11-0 462.00 1704 12th Avenue North 68 x 124 21 E
081-12-0 201.00 1540 12th Avenue North 33 x 154 21 F
081-11-0 547.00 1620 12th Avenue North 29 x 154 21 G
092-06-0 432.00 811 Lena Street 38 x 128 21 H
081-15-0 013.00 1524B 23rd Avenue North 33 x 150 21 I
081-10-0 108.00 2525 Santi Avenue 51 x 154 21 J
071-10-0 173.00 141 Elmhurst 50 x 150 05 K
092-07-0 231.00 751 22nd Avenue North 50 x 108 21 L
092-05-0 153.00 3107 Albion Street 50 x 140 21 M
052-01-0 273.00 734 Madison Boulevard 50 x 145 07 N
Section 2. The Metropolitan Government is hereby authorized to convey the properties described in Exhibits A and B above to Be a Helping Hand Foundation, and to convey the properties identified as Exhibits C through N above to Affordable Housing Resources.
Section 3. The Metropolitan Housing Trust Fund Commission is hereby authorized to enter into a grant contract with Affordable Housing Resources and Be a Helping Hand Foundation for the express purpose of constructing affordable and workforce housing the terms and conditions of which is attached hereto as Exhibit O and P and incorporated herein. Such grant contract shall specify the terms and conditions under which the conveyance is to be made including a deed restriction requiring the property to be used exclusively for construction of affordable and workforce housing for residents of Davidson County as those terms may be defined in Tennessee Code Annotated § 5-9-113.
Section 4. In the event said property is not utilized by the Barnes Fund Affordable Housing Program after five (5) years from the date of passage of this resolution, the property shall revert back to the Division of Public Property unless otherwise previously conveyed.
Section 5. There is hereby appropriated $4,553,245.30 from the Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing to fund grants to nine nonprofit organizations as follows:
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville - $352,880.00
Woodbine Community Organization - $1,204,364.00
New Level CDC - $380,000.00
Be a Helping Hand Foundation - $428,110.00
Project Return - $163,000.00
Dismas, Inc. - $739,709.00
Mary Parrish - $100,000.00
Affordable Housing Resources - $410,000.00
Mending Hearts - $775,182.30
Section 6. The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is hereby authorized to enter into a grant contract with the nonprofit organizations listed in Section 6 above for the grant amounts designated therein, subject to the terms and conditions under which the grant funds are to be spent, attached hereto as Exhibit O through W and incorporated herein.
Section 7. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.
Sponsored by: Tanaka Vercher, Bob Mendes, Fabian Bedne, Colby Sledge, Burkley Allen, Anthony Davis, Freddie O'Connell
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|Referred to:||Planning Commission - Approved
Ad-Hoc Affordable Housing Committee
Budget & Finance Committee
|Introduced:||November 21, 2017|
|Adopted:||November 21, 2017|
|Approved:||November 22, 2017|
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