Community Development Commission - Aug. 9, 2022

Community Development Commission Regular Meeting of the Community Development Commission - This regular meeting of the CDC will follow a hybrid format - remote and in-person. Please see agenda for details.

08-09-2022_CDC_Agenda original pdf

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION (CDC) August 09, 2022 – 6:30pm Street–Jones Building, Room 400A 1000 E 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702 Some members of the Community Development Commission may be participating by video conference. Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once, either in-person or remotely, and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. To register, call or email the board liaison at 512-974-1606 or jesse.gutierrez@austintexas.gov CURRENT BOARD MEMBERS: Amit Motwani, Chair Public Sector Appointee Karen Paup, Vice Chair Private Sector Appointee Bertha Delgado East Austin Vacant Public Sector Appointee Fisayo Fadelu Public Sector Appointee Cheryl Thompson St. John’s Miriam Garcia North Austin Cynthia Jaso Dove Springs Kendra Garrett Private Sector Appointee Julia Woods South Austin Eloise Sepeda Public Sector Appointee Heidi Sloan Public Sector Appointee Vacant Rosewood-Zaragosa/Blackland Jose Noe Elias Montopolis Michael Tolliver Colony Park Please visit https://austintexas.gov/cdc for more information about the Community Development Commission. Purpose: The purpose of the board is to advise the Council in the development and implementation of programs designed to serve the poor and the community at large with an emphasis on federally funded programs. CALL TO ORDER AGENDA PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL The first 10 speakers signed up prior to the meeting being called to order will each be allowed a three minute allotment to address their concerns regarding items not posted on the agenda. APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approve the July 12, 2022, Community Development Commission meeting minutes. 2. Briefing on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 CSBG Budget and Community Action Plan (Angel Zambrano, Manager, Neighborhood Services Unit, Austin Public Health). STAFF BRIEFINGS PUBLIC HEARINGS 3. Conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed Fiscal Year 2023 CSBG Budget and Community Action Plan, as required by 1) US Department of Health and Human Services, and 2) the Texas Administrative Code, Title 10, Part 1, Chapter 6, Subchapter B, §6.206 (Angel Zambrano, Manager, Neighborhood Services Unit, Austin Public Health). DISCUSSION ITEMS 4. Presentation and discussion on the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) (Angel Zambrano, Manager, Neighborhood Services Unit, Austin Public Health). 5. Presentation and discussion on the disposition of Urban Renewal Blocks 16 & 18 from City owned to private (Anne Gatling Haynes, Austin Economic Development Corporation). DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS …

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Item1_Draft_Minutes_07_12_2022 original pdf

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COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING DRAFT MINUTES JULY 12, 2022 The COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION convened in a REGULAR meeting on JULY 12, 2022, at 301 West 2nd Street in Austin, Texas. Some members of the commission participated by video conference. Chair Motwani called the Community Development Commission Meeting to order at 6:37 p.m. Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance: Amit Motwani, Chair Karen Paup, Vice Chair Michael Tolliver Cindy Jaso Board Members/Commissioners in Attendance Remotely: Bertha Delgado Fisayo Fadelu Miriam Garcia Heidi Sloan Julia Woods Cheryl Thompson PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Chase Wright and Antony McGregor Dey briefed the commission on their organization, Springdale Park Neighbors: a community initiative to rehabilitate, empower and improve the quality of life for long-term residents of East Austin. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Approve the minutes of the Community Development Commission regular meeting on June 14, 2022. The minutes from the meeting of June 14, 2022, were approved on Commissioner Tolliver’s motion, Vice Chair Paup second on a unanimous (9-0) vote. Fisayo Fadelu was off the dais. Jose Noé Elias, Kendra Garrett, and Eloise Sepeda were absent. 1. 1 DISCUSSION ITEMS 2. Presentation by Angel Zambrano, Manager, Neighborhood Services Unit, Austin Public Health on the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG). Angel Zambrano gave the presentation. Presentation by Janine Sisak, DMA Companies, on Rebekah Baines Johnson construction updates. Janine Sisak gave the presentation. Presentation by Raul Alvarez, Community Advancement Network, on CAN’s new Race Equity Action Framework. Raul Alvarez gave the presentation. Presentation by James May, Housing and Planning Department, on Housing Programs Quarterly Report. James May gave the presentation. 3. 4. 5. DISCUSSION AND ACTION ITEMS 6. Discussion and possible action on South Central Waterfront Vision’s 20% affordable housing goal. The motion to approve the recommendation “To Reiterate with Emphasis a commitment to meeting the 20% affordable housing goal in the South Central Waterfront Vision” was approved on Vice Chair Paup’s motion, Chair Motwani second on a (8-0) vote. Bertha Delgado, Noe Elias, Kendra Garrett, Eloise Sepeda, and Michael Tolliver were absent. WORKING GROUP/COMMITTEE UPDATES 7. 8. 9. 10. No update was given from Joint Sustainability Committee No update was given from ATP Community Advisory Committee No update was given from HIRC Update from South Central Waterfront Advisory Board was heard during agenda item #6 FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS No future agenda items were discussed. ADJOURNMENT Chair Motwani adjourned the meeting at 9:00pm without objection. 2

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Item2_CSBG_CommunityActionPlan+Budget(Presentation) 2023 original pdf

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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) 2023 Community Action Plan and Budget Community Development Commission August 9, 2022 Angel Zambrano, Manager, Neighborhood Services Unit Public Hearing Requirements  The proposed estimated 2023 CSBG Budget and Community Action Plan performance activities are distributed and public comment is solicited. The proposed activities as described in the Budget and Community Action Plan are in accordance with the Community Services Block Grant Act.  The CSBG Act states the purpose is “to provide assistance to States and local communities, working through a network of community action agencies and other neighborhood-based organizations, for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient” Community Action Plan Components 1. Top 5 needs 2. Poverty rates 3. Provision of Nutritious Foods 4. Case Management Services 5. Gaps in Services & Performance Targets 6. Service Locations Top 5 Needs* Housing Basic Needs Health & Wellness Employment Education *Ranked in order of importance according to the 2021 CSBG Community Needs Assessment Poverty Rates Percent of Population in Poverty by Levels 14.3 10.9 5.9 18.3 13.6 6 16.3 12.3 5.5 Travis County Texas United States Population in Deep Poverty (50% of FPL) Population Below Poverty (100% of FPL) Population Near Poverty (125% of FPL) Source: ACS 2019 1-Year Estimate Poverty Rates Poverty Rate by Race and Hispanic Origin 21.2 19.3 18.6 18.7 17.2 15.3 9 8 6.7 11.6 9.2 9.6 25 20 15 10 5 0 White Black or African American Asian Hispanic/Latino Travis County Texas United States Source: 2019: ACS 1-year Estimates Neighborhood Centers Source: Census Bureau - the 2020 Census and the latest American Community Survey (five year summary). Provision of Nutritious Foods  Healthy Options Program for the Elderly (HOPE)  Food Pantry Services  Fresh Food for Families  Mobile Food Pantry  Food Recovery Programs  Home Delivery Program Case Management Services  Self Sufficiency Case Management  Assistance to help clients achieve and maintain incomes above 125% of the FPIL (Federal Poverty Income Limits) for at least 90 days.  Includes:  Assessment and Service Plan  Employment Support-Job search assistance, Job readiness, Job Retention  Linkage to education and training, other social services  Housing (rent assistance) & transportation (bus passes)  Crisis intervention & short-term counseling  Budgeting and financial counseling  Services provided by licensed social …

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Item2_CSBG-CAP-Yr2 original pdf

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Subrecipient: Austin Public Health Date of Public Hearing: 8/9/2022 Program Year: 2023 Austin Public Health held a public hearing, on the date listed above, where the proposed estimated CSBG Budget was distributed and public comment was solicited. The proposed Budget aligns with the Community Action Plan and is in accordance with the Community Services Block Grant Act. Signature of the Executive Director Date Subrecipient: City of Austin - Austin Public Health Program Year: 2023 Outcomes Employment Outcomes FNPI 1 FNPI 1a FNPI 1b FNPI 1c FNPI 1e FNPI 1f FNPI 1h The number of unemployed youth who obtained employment to gain skills or income. The number of unemployed adults who obtained employment (up to a living wage). The number of unemployed adults who obtained and maintained employment for at least 90 days (up to a living wage). The number of unemployed adults who obtained employment (with a living wage or higher). A4 A4 A4 The number of unemployed adults who obtained and maintained employment for at least 90 days (with a living wage or higher). The number of employed participants in a career-advancement related program who entered or transitioned into a position that provided increased income and/or benefits. Identify Need Target SRV 1 SRV 1a-f Services Employment Services Identify Need Estimate Skills Training and Opportunities for Experience 15 SRV 1a 7 SRV 1b Vocational Training On-the-Job and other Work Experience 15 SRV 1c Youth Summer Work Placements 7 SRV 1d Apprenticeship/Internship 12 SRV 1e Self-Employment Skills Training FNPI 1h.1 Of the above, the number of employed participants who Increased income from 12 SRV 1f Job Readiness Training A4 & A5 15 FNPI 1h.2 Of the above, the number of employed participants who increased income from 12 SRV 1g-h Career Counseling employment through wage or salary amount increase. employment through hours worked increase. FNPI 1h.3 Of the above, the number of employed participants who increased benefits related to 8 SRV 1g Workshops FNPI 1z.1 employment. The number of unduplicated persons who achieved a household income above 125% transitioning to self-sufficiency A4 A4 A4 A4 A4 A4 Job Search 43 SRV 1h Coaching Coaching Resume Development Interview Skills Training Job Referrals SRV 1i-n SRV 1i SRV 1j SRV 1k SRV 1l SRV 1m Job Placements SRV 1n SRV 1o-p SRV 1o SRV 1p Coaching Interactions with employers Pre-employment physicals, background checks, etc. Post Employment Supports SRV 1q Employment Supplies SRV 1q Employment …

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Item2_CSBG-Report-August-2022 original pdf

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Community Services Block Grant Programmatic/Financial Report August 9, 2022 The Community Services Block Grant funds the delivery of services to low income Texas residents in all 254 counties. These funds support a variety of direct services in addition to helping maintain the core administrative elements of community action agencies. For the City of Austin, the grant provides funding for the delivery of basic needs, case management, preventive health and employment support services through the City’s six (6) Neighborhood Centers and the three (3) Outreach Sites. Mission: The Neighborhood Services Unit improves the lives and health of people experiencing poverty by providing public health and social services and connecting residents of Austin and Travis County to community resources.  Basic Needs (food, clothing, information and referral, notary services, transportation, car safety education and car seats, tax preparation, Blue Santa applications, fans, Thanksgiving food baskets and other seasonal activities);  Preventive Health (screenings for blood pressure, blood sugar including a1C, and cholesterol; pregnancy testing; health promotion presentations, coordination and participation in health fairs, immunizations, coordination of wellness activities, linkages to medical home providers and diabetes case management);  Case Management (individual/family support counseling, advocacy, self-sufficiency case management, crisis intervention, linkages with employers, educational opportunities and training, and working with individuals on quality of life issues);  Employment Support (intake, assessment and goal setting, job readiness training, job placement assistance, and job retention services) Expenditures Categories 2022 Contract Budget % of Total Cumulative Expenditures as of 6/30/22 Personnel Fringe Benefits Total $1,106,822 $199,016.32 $80,250.09 $279,266.41 25% 1 SRV 3O 4 4E 4E 5 5B 5D 4C 4C 4I 5A 5JJ 7A 7B 7D 7N Transition Out of Poverty Goal Goal Achieved TOP Individuals who transitioned out of poverty 43 12 Success Rate% 28% Austin Public Health Report on PY22 Community Action Plan MISSION: To prevent disease, promote health, and protect the well-being of our community. TOP 5 NEEDS: Housing; Health; Employment; Basic Needs; Education Report Date June 2022 FNPI Outcome Description Target #Enrolled #Achieved Success Rate % Housing Households who avoided eviction Households who avoided eviction (CARES ACT) *2021 1200 1,458 Health and Social/Behavioral Development Individuals who demonstrated improved physical health and well being Individuals who improved skills related to the adult role of parents/caregivers Service Description Tax Preparation Programs Rent Payments Rent Payments (Cares Act) *2021 Utility Payments Immunizations Food Distribution Case Management Eligibility Determinations Transportation Emergency Clothing 3A.1 Total number of …

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Item6_CDC 8.9.22 original pdf

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Implementing inclusive and equitable public development services as a non-profit partner to the City of Austin August 9, 2022 Community Development Commission AEDC BOARD & TEAM Austin EDC Standing Committees Executive • • Governance Finance • • Strategic Planning • Real Estate Project Committees: • Cultural Trust Advisory Committee • Urban Renewal Board Partnership Working Group • + future projects 2 AEDC PROJECTS South Central Waterfrontc Urban Renewal District 11th Street URA Development Connecting Equitably Austin Cultural Trust Austin Cultural Trust • • • Managing 100+ acre multi parcel Tax Increment district (TIRZ) when established Assuring public benefit outlined in a 2016 Vision Plan Designing tools and strategies to assure even more affordable housing, creative spaces, local small businesses Austin EDC • • • Facilitating land development on key city blocks for the only Urban Renewal Agency in City Creating cross-sector partnership and assembling tools to do additional work Restore and secure cultural identity in gentrified/displaced neighborhood. • • • Leveraging the Cap and Stitch Project on I-35 identify potential projects along corridor to further equitable development opportunities that connect rather than separate neighborhoods Identify ways to connect neighborhoods to new amenities along the corridor Develop market feasible roadmaps for projects • • • Facilitating the preservation and development of cultural and creative infrastructure Achieve diversity, equity and inclusion, Provide permanent affordability for cultural and creative purposes. 3 Cultural Trust Program Priorities • Facilitating the acquisition and preservation of existing spaces as well as the creation of new cultural arts and music venues that are affordable and available for use by organizations and the public benefit the City's creative and cultural communities. • Achieve diversity, equity and inclusion, including by addressing past inequities experienced by underserved, under-represented, and marginalized individuals and groups. • Provide permanent affordability for cultural and creative purposes. • Create a sustaining pipeline of Cultural Trust infrastructure as funding sources continue to become available. Austin EDC 4 Cultural Trust Funds Available 12 M Creative Spaces Bond Fund • Acquisition & Development • Publicly accessible 2.4 M HOT Iconic Venue • Acquisition, development, and means necessary to secure the space • Requires ‘Tourism’ function • May require ‘Historic Zoning’ to provide property tax relief 2.5 M COA Budget – Iconic Venue • 15 M total over many years • More flexible than HOT funds Additional funds to leverage public funds: Loans-traditional • Loans-CDFI • • Social impact investments …

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