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File #: 18-0114R    Version: 0 Name: Supporting a National Agenda for U.S. Housing Investment and Opportunity
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 10/29/2018 In control: City Council
On agenda: Final action: 10/29/2018
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Title: Supporting a National Agenda for U.S. Housing Investment and Opportunity For the purpose of urging the President and Congress to work with city leaders, nationwide, to end homelessness and to ensure that the lowest-income and most vulnerable households have the opportunity for safe, decent, affordable housing.
Sponsors: Brandon M. Scott, President Young, Bill Henry, Sharon Green Middleton, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, Leon F. Pinkett, III, Zeke Cohen, Ryan Dorsey, Shannon Sneed, Mary Pat Clarke, Edward Reisinger, John T. Bullock, Kristerfer Burnett, Eric T. Costello, Robert Stokes, Sr.
Indexes: Housing, Investments, National, Opportunity, Supporting
Attachments: 1. 18-0114R~1st Reader, 2. Completed File_18-0114R
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
Introductory*

City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Scott


A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Supporting a National Agenda for U.S. Housing Investment and Opportunity
For the purpose of urging the President and Congress to work with city leaders, nationwide, to end homelessness and to ensure that the lowest-income and most vulnerable households have the opportunity for safe, decent, affordable housing.
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Whereas, America’s cities are the strength of our nation - communities of neighborhoods where people live, work, learn, and play; and

Whereas, Every American deserves a decent home in a suitable living environment with adequate financial stability to maintain it; and

Whereas, Affordable housing contributes to the economic vitality of our communities and local economic regions as a vehicle for creating jobs and increasing municipal tax bases; and

Whereas, There is an irreplaceable role for the federal government in addressing our nation’s housing needs; and

Whereas, Research demonstrates that inadequate housing is linked to issues including unemployment, rising health care costs, public safety challenges, and poor academic performance; and

Whereas, The demand for affordable housing far outpaces the supply in the United States, as wages have not kept pace with rising home values over the period following the subprime mortgage crisis; and

Whereas, In no state, metropolitan area, or county can a worker earning the federal minimu...

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