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File #: 19-0395    Name: MHFC & NRP Group Public/Private Partnership
Type: Agenda Item Status: Work Session
In control: City Council Work Session
On agenda: 5/7/2019 Final action:
Title: Update on Affordable Housing Development through a Public/Private Partnership with the McKinney Housing Finance Corporation and NRP Group
Attachments: 1. Presentation
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Title
Update on Affordable Housing Development through a Public/Private Partnership with the McKinney Housing Finance Corporation and NRP Group

Summary

COUNCIL GOAL: Enhance the Quality of Life in McKinney

MEETING DATE: May 7, 2019

DEPARTMENT: Housing & Community Development

CONTACT: Janay Tieken, Housing & Community Development Manager
Cristel Todd, Affordable Housing Administrator


ITEM SUMMARY:
* The Target Area for the Development, outlined in the RFQ, was all census tracts west of Hwy 75
* Staff direction narrowed potential sites to those that conform to the recently approved Comprehensive Plan
* Potential sites were further constrained as the Difficult Development Area (DDA) in McKinney decreased in size after the issuance of the RFQ
* DDAs defined by HUD, with high land, construction and utility costs relative to the area median income and are based on a number of other factors
* The current DDA is south of Virginia, west of 75, north of 121 and east of Custer
* The development is not required to be in a DDA but finding a suitable site within a DDA qualifies the project for additional tax credits, thereby reducing funding gaps
* This is especially important in McKinney where land values are high
* The DDA us set by HUD and can vary from year to year; the city has no control over DDAs
* Two potential locations for the development have been identified
* These sites are in the DDA and the target area outlined in the RFQ
* Based on MHFC consensus staff directed the developer to move forward with contracts and site plans. Other potential sites haven't been ruled out.
* The Development Agreement between the MHFC and NRP Group, setting forth the terms of the public/private partnership, is expected to be presented to City Council for final approval within the next two months

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
* October 2, 2018 - City Council Approved the Issuance of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for an Affordable Housing Development through a Public/Priv...

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