DHC, Board of Commissioners

Detroit Housing Commission
Housing

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Reporting

Edited and summarized by the Detroit - MI Documenters Team

Note-taking by Tamia Davis

Resolution #3243, submitting a HUD the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Financial Plan for all 10 Gardenview Estates Properties, was approved.

Live reporting by Benjamin Haddix

Resolution #3243, submitting a HUD the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Financial Plan for all 10 Gardenview Estates Properties, was approved.

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08:59 AM Jun 27, 2024 CDT

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Here is source the source website with links to agenda and zoom link to participate:
dhcmi.org/regular-board-…
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And here is the agenda for today's meeting:
dhcmi.org/sites/default/…
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still waiting for the meeting to start…
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Meeting has been called to order
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The meeting has gone into closed session.
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The meeting remains in closed session. I am linking an article from Outlier that speaks to the Villages at Parkside housing complex, and the DHC's relationship with private developers, and specifically Ginosko – which will be updated on in item VII in the agenda
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here's the article:
outliermedia.org/villages-parks…
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The closed session has now ended and we are back (per the agenda, closed session was supposed to end at 10:30)
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Public comments are now
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No public commenters in person or online
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The commission has agreed to submit the Detroit Housing Commission's Designated Housing Plan to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (VI action item #1 in the agenda)
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Here again is a link to today's agenda:
dhcmi.org/sites/default/…
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The commission is currently discussing renewing YARDI systems (for their internal tech platform, I'm gathering).
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And they DO renew the contract (VI action item #2 in the agenda). Some interesting discussion regarding the challenges of communicating with various organizations who use different platforms for their digital interactions and for organizing information.
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Resolution numbers 3241 and 3242 were approved and passed (VI action items #3 and #4 in the agenda).
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Submitting to HUD the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Financial Plan for all 10 Gardenview Estates Properties (Non-Leveraged / No Debt RAD conversation) is being strongly advocated for by the Gardenview Estates property managers
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(I believe the presenters are from Norstar Development USA)
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A lot of discussion regarding RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration). The tension with the commission seems to be that ultimately they feel RAD does not benefit their longterm goals of sustainably providing low-income housing in Detroit.
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That being said, the commission DOES approve resolution 3243 (VI action item
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Seemingly they approve out of a feeling that in this particular situation they have little choice but to approve, suggesting that among the options they have none are ideal
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The developers, who presented and were part of the discussion, are advocating for RAD for Gardenview, and are essentially implying that they will not be able to maintain the properties unless they have avenues to avoid owing more money
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(this may hyperbolic for this situation, but this and other recent situations is making me wonder: how easy is it for developers to just able to hold cities hostage and get tax payers to pay for everything??
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Resolutions 3244 and 3245 have been approved (VI action items #6 and #7)
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The meeting has jumped ahead to public comments
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Annd meeting adjourned at 12:27
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Agency Information

Detroit Housing Commission

www.dhcmi.org

(313) 877-8000

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In 1933, the City of Detroit established the Detroit Housing Commission (“DHC”) under the Michigan Housing Facilities Act. Throughout the DHC’s 75 year history, our mission has been to provide safe, decent, and affordable housing for the low and moderate-income people that we serve. DHC is the largest owner of rental housing in the City of Detroit (“City”), providing approximately 4,000 housing units for seniors and families.

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