URBAN ECONOMIC POLICY

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

JOBS, EDUCATION
AND THE WORKFORCE


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

CRIMINAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING
Preserving Section 8 Housing
Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the
Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) Program

Community
Reinvestment Act (CRA)

The Shelter Plus Care Program
Section 202/811 Gap Funding
Federal Home Loan
Banks

Sunset of Hope VI Program
Housing for the Elderly
Celebrating Homeownership Week
The Historic Homeownership Assistance Act
Public Insurance
Funding for
Empowerment Zones and Strategic Planning
Communities

Housing and Community Development Committee Resolution on the President's FY2000 Budget for the Department of Housing and Urban Development

ARTS, CULTURE AND RECREATION

MISCELLANEOUS

USCM HOME

RESOLUTIONS INDEX

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING

SUNSET OF HOPE VI PROGRAM

WHEREAS, Since 1992, HUD’s HOPE VI program has provided over $ 3 billion dollars to cities across the country to revitalize severely distressed public housing sites and surrounding neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, the HOPE VI program has leveraged billions of dollars private investment in distressed communities, set forth the revitalization of thousands of units of public and affordable rental housing, provided homeownership opportunities for low and moderate income residents, created jobs for people who have not had access to economic opportunity, and provided job training and social services public housing residents; and

WHEREAS, the HOPE VI program has brought together important community partners, including businesses, representatives from government, philanthropic institutions, lending institutions, non-profits, faith-based institutions, educational institutions, and residents, to formulate and implement a plan for comprehensive revitalization in their communities; and

WHEREAS, in fiscal year 1998, HUD was able to fund less than 25% of the HOPE VI applications it received, demonstrating a strong, on-going need for continued funding for the program; and

WHEREAS, Section 535(a) of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 (42 U.S.C. 1437v note) would end funding for the HOPE VI program after fiscal year 2002,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the U.S. Conference of Mayors opposes the termination of this highly successful program after fiscal year 2002, and calls upon Congress to take appropriate legislative action to ensure that the HOPE VI program is continued in fiscal year 2002 and thereafter.

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