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File #: 171541    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 1/17/2018 In control: FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action:
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to project eligibility for financial assistance through the City’s STRONG Homes Loan Program.
Sponsors: ALD. BAUMAN
Attachments: 1. Hearing Notice List
Number
171541
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference
140901
Sponsor
ALD. BAUMAN
Title
Substitute resolution relating to project eligibility for financial assistance through the City’s STRONG Homes Loan Program.
Analysis
This resolution adds replacement of lead water laterals to the list of projects eligible for financial assistance through the City’s STRONG Homes Loan Program.
Body
Whereas, On November 7, 2014, the Common Council adopted File Number 140901, a resolution establishing the STRONG Homes Loan Program; and

Whereas, The STRONG Homes Loan Program, administered by the Department of City Development, provides financial assistance to owner-occupants of one- to 4-units properties to make essential repairs to their homes; and

Whereas, The “STRONG Homes Loan Program Term Sheet,” attached to and approved in conjunction with File Number 140901, includes a list of the types of home-repair projects that are eligible to receive funding from the STRONG Homes Loan Program; and

Whereas, The presence of lead water laterals poses a serious health threat to residents of the thousands of Milwaukee homes served by such laterals; and

Whereas, The cost of replacing lead water laterals is beyond the financial reach of many cash-strapped Milwaukee homeowners; and

Whereas, Replacement of lead water laterals is not currently listed in the “STRONG Homes Loan Program Term Sheet” as a type of project eligible to receive funding from the STRONG Homes Loan Program; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, By the Common Council of the City of Milwaukee, that the “STRONG Homes Loan Program Term Sheet” attached to Common File Number 140901 is amended by adding the following:

STRONG HOMES LOAN PROGRAM GUIDELINES

I. Project Eligibility:

Eligible rehabilitation for emergency and essential repairs, including:

· Abate outstanding building code orders
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· Repair leaking water laterals between house and stop box
· >>Replace lead water laterals between house and stop box<<
· Rep...

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