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File #: 22-4196    Name:
Type: Consent Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/12/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action:
Title: APPROVE THE SUBMITTAL OF A LETTER TO THE SOUTH BAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE SOUTH BAY REGIONAL HOUSING TRUST LEGISLATION AND BUDGET REQUEST
Attachments: 1. Administrative Report, 2. South Bay Cities Council of Governments Informative Slides on South Bay Regional Housing Trust, 3. South Bay Cities Council of Governments Letter Dated April 28, 2022, 4. Draft Redondo Beach Letter Supporting South Bay Regional Housing Trust 2022-05-17
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To: MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL
From: BRANDY FORBES, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

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APPROVE THE SUBMITTAL OF A LETTER TO THE SOUTH BAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS IN SUPPORT OF THE SOUTH BAY REGIONAL HOUSING TRUST LEGISLATION AND BUDGET REQUEST
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On April 28, 2022 the South Bay Cities Council of Governments (SBCCOG) issued a letter to South Bay Mayors and Council Members requesting that member cities support the proposed formation of a South Bay Regional Housing Trust and a state budget request for Trust seed funding. Staff recommends approval of a supporting letter (see attached). However, it should be noted that the letter states that the City supports joining the South Bay Regional Housing Trust in concept only, as the details of the legislation and the final structure and requirements of the Trust are still unknown.

BACKGROUND
On April 28, 2022, SBCCOG provided a letter to South Bay Mayors and City Council Members (attached) to inform them that at their April 11, 2022 meeting the SBCCOG Board of Directors met to discuss the potential creation of a South Bay Regional Housing Trust. The SBRHT would provide loans to facilitate the construction of affordable housing in participating cities.

The SBCCOG Board approved a motion supporting the request for legislation to form the South Bay Regional Housing Trust and the request for seed funding from the state budget. The SBCCOG is asking member cities for letters of support. They have provided slides (attached) explaining what the housing trust would entail, where trusts have been developed elsewhere, the implementation steps for creating a trust, and what the SBCCOG is requesting in the letters of support.

This agenda item is for the approval of a letter in support of the formation of the South Bay Regional Housing Trust, in concept only, and a state budget request for seed funding. The SBCCOG has requested that the support letter be submitted by May 25, 2022 so legi...

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