San Franciso Mayor Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Community Development and Housing Committee Chair
Resolution #40: Community Development Block Grant Program urges Congress to increase formula funding FY 2002 to $5 billion to accommodate the increase in eligible entitlement communities; and to oppose any legislative proposal that would limit the flexibility of the CDBG program and change its original intent.
Resolution #41: Celebrating The 10th Anniversary of The Home Investment Partnerships Program calls on the Congress to appropriate $2.25 billion for HOME in FY 2002, a $450 million increase over FY 2001; and calls on Congress to reject the Administration's proposal for a $200 million downpayment and closing cost assistance program within HOME because it would reduce formula funding by $200 million, and it is already an eligible activity under HOME, with cities, counties and states having spent $1.06 billion for this purpose since 1992.
Resolution #42: Comprehensive Federal Plan For America's Homeless reaffirms its commitment to fight against homelessness as a top priority; urges Congress and the Administration to expeditiously enact legislation that funds expiring Shelter Plus Care under the Housing Certificate Fund and provide dedicated full funding for the renewal of both Shelter Plus Care and Supportive Housing Program contracts.
Resolution #43: Lead-Based Paint Abatement In Federally-Assisted Housing calls on HUD to allow communities transition period to build capacity; provide training, and undertake a study to determine the full cost of compliance.
Resolution #44: Full Funding For Public Housing Program opposes the proposed HUD fiscal year 2002 budget for the public housing program and calls upon Congress to appropriate funds to ensure the preservation of this valuable housing resource.
Resolution #45: Disaster Assistance urges the Administration and Congress to: ensure that a comprehensive and detailed financial insurance study that includes consideration of alternatives be conducted with the active input of the affected public entities prior to any decision; maintain the 75-25 federal-local cost share for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program; provide pre-disaster mitigation assistance; support legislation that provides incentives and resources to cities for disaster loss reduction and prevention measures; and make clear that the President has the authority under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to define services provided by certain non-profit organizations which serve public purposes as "critical," making these organizations immediately eligible for direct FEMA grant assistance.
Resolution #36: Promoting the Preservation of Urban- Influenced Farmland encourages it's members to work more closely with farmers through urban-rural coalitions to further discussions on preventing farm failure through city reinvestment strategies, urban-influenced farmland preservation and local farmer's markets programs.
Resolution #2: Historic Homeownership Tax Credit supports the Historic Homeownership Assistance Act and urges Congress and the President to enact it expeditiously.