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Resolution RS2020-239

A resolution declaring surplus and authorizing the conveyance of real property to certain nonprofit organizations, and authorizing grants not exceeding $5,000,000.00 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. 2020M-003PR-001).

WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Government owns certain parcels of property identified as Exhibits A through I (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 September 6, 2019, 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 has been selected to receive a grant conveying nine parcels as shown on the attached Exhibits A through I; 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 following nonprofit organizations: Woodbine Community Organization, Inc., Be A Helping Hand Foundation, Habitat for Humanity, Westminster Home Connection, Affordable Housing Resources, Inc., Our Place Nashville, and Living Development Concepts, Inc.; and,

WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that the conveyance of property and these grant contracts 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 I attached hereto and incorporated herein, to be surplus.

Parcel ID Address - Location Council District Exhibit
08110021100 1750 24th Avenue N. 21 A
08115029600 1617 Underwood Street 21 B
07116005400 709 Douglas Avenue 5 C
08115027200 1507B 14th Avenue N. 21 D
10504001900 17 Perkins Street 17 E
09205018100 3307 Batavia Street 21 F
08102003700 2337 23rd Avenue N. 2 G
08111057700 1534B 14th Avenue 2 H
09401015800 900 S. 12th Street 6 I


Section 2. The Metropolitan Government is hereby authorized to convey the properties identified as Exhibits A through I in Section 1 to Affordable Housing Resources, Inc.

Section 3. The Metropolitan Housing Trust Fund Commission is hereby authorized to enter into a grant contract with Affordable Housing Resources, Inc. for the express purpose of constructing affordable and workforce housing the terms and conditions of which is attached hereto as Exhibit J 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. There is hereby appropriated $5,000,000.00 from the Barnes Fund for Affordable Housing to fund grants to seven nonprofit organizations as follows:

Nonprofit Amount Exhibit
Affordable Housing Resources, Inc. $108,000.00 J
Woodbine Community Organization, Inc. $1,195,000.00 K
Habitat for Humanity $1,270,500.00 L
Be A Helping Hand Foundation $143,345.00 M
Westminster Home Connection $50,00.00 N
Our Place Nashville $2,000,000.00 O
Living Development Concepts, Inc. $229,000.00 P

Section 5. The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County is hereby authorized to enter into grant contracts with each of the nonprofit organizations listed in Section 4 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 Exhibits J through P and incorporated herein.

Section 6. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsor(s)

Bob Mendes, Colby Sledge, Kathleen Murphy, Ginny Welsch, Burkley Allen

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Legislative History

Referred toPlanning Commission
Affordable Housing Committee
Budget and Finance Committee

IntroducedMarch 17, 2020

AdoptedMarch 17, 2020

ApprovedMarch 18, 2020

ByMayor Cooper's signature

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Last Modified: 03/24/2020 1:20 PM