Reinvest in the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund

As Memphians we believe in an inclusive community where businesses, households, and neighborhoods thrive. The Affordable Housing Trust Fund will not only improve quality of life for individual residents but also strengthen the economy, generate capital, and fortify our city's tax base. 

By signing this petition, you are calling on the City of Memphis to Reinvest in the Affordable Housing Trust Fund by establishing a permanent and dedicated source of funding that will increase each fiscal year. Despite COVID-19 resulting in a local eviction crisis and the exacerbation of housing insecurity, the City of Memphis recently defunded the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund - one of the strongest dedicated vehicles we have for streamlining and addressing the need for affordable housing development in Memphis.We urge our Memphis City Council to fund the Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund annually and permanently at a minimum of 2/3rd of a penny of the City’s debt service beginning in FY2022.

Across the country, there are over 750 housing trust funds - the majority of which have increased their affordable housing contributions throughout COVID-19. Many governments have both dedicated public dollars while raising private funding ranging between 10 to 200 million dollars in local housing trust funds for the development and rehabilitation of affordable housing, and supportive housing programs like down payment assistance, housing counseling, home repair, or a variety of other projects. Based on examples of peer city trust funds, it is imperative that the Memphis government secure a long-term and dedicated funding source for a consistent & sustainable public effort to address affordable housing needs in Memphis.

For more information, contact [email protected].

 

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En Espanol 

Reinventir en el Fondo Fiduciario de Vivienda Asequible de Memphis 

Como residentes de Memphis creemos en una comunidad inclusiva donde las empresas, los hogares y los vecindarios prosperan. El Fondo Fiduciario de Vivienda Asequible no solo mejorará la calidad de vida de los residentes individuales, sino que también fortalecerá la economía, generará capital y fortalecerá la base impositiva de nuestra ciudad.

 

Al firmar esta petición, usted está pidiendo a la ciudad de Memphis que reinvierta en el Fondo Fiduciario de Vivienda Asequible estableciendo una fuente permanente y dedicada de financiamiento que aumentará cada año fiscal. A pesar de que covid-19 resultó en una crisis de desalojo local y la exacerbación de la inseguridad de la vivienda, la ciudad de Memphis recientemente ha desfinanciado el Memphis Affordable Housing Trust Fund - uno de los vehículos dedicados más fuertes que tenemos para racionalizar y tratar la necesidad del desarrollo de la vivienda asequible en Memphis.

 

En todo el país, hay más de 750 fondos fiduciarios de vivienda, la mayoría de los cuales han aumentado sus contribuciones de vivienda asequible a lo largo de COVID-19. Muchos gobiernos han dedicado dólares públicos mientras consiguen fondos privados que oscilan entre 10 y 200 millones de dólares en fondos fiduciarios locales de vivienda para el desarrollo y rehabilitación de viviendas asequibles, y programas de vivienda de apoyo como asistencia de pago inicial, consejería de vivienda, reparación de viviendas o una variedad de otros proyectos. Basado en ejemplos de fondos fiduciarios de la ciudad, es imperativo que el gobierno de Memphis asegure una fuente de financiación a largo plazo y dedicada para un esfuerzo público consistente y sostenible para tratar las necesidades de vivienda asequible en Memphis.

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Who's signing

Sekia Conner
Brittany Kirk
Wendy Kleinman
Karen Spencer-McGee
Carol Thomas Thomas
Anne Stubblefield
MarVin Aldridge
Phyllis London
Phillis Lewis
Santoshia Fitchpatrick
Mindy Lipson
Sarah Roberts
Gloria Jones
Laura Barlow
Elizabeth Marable
Mikhelle Taylor
William Darrin Hillis
Steven Sondheim
Alison Happel-Parkins
Sarah Johnson
Sandra Heiss
Vivian Fields
Grant Hechinger
Jan Kidder
Abigail Sheridan
Tamara Hendrix
Shannon Gunn
Michele Macklin
Bob Reed
Marie Branch
562 SIGNATURES
3,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Sekia Conner
    signed 2021-05-11 00:37:20 -0500
  • Brittany Kirk
    signed 2021-05-10 23:08:57 -0500
  • Wendy Kleinman
    signed 2021-05-10 19:58:54 -0500
  • Karen Spencer-McGee
    signed 2021-05-10 16:40:47 -0500
  • Carol Thomas Thomas
    signed 2021-05-10 14:03:44 -0500
  • Anne Stubblefield
    signed 2021-05-07 22:43:54 -0500
  • MarVin Aldridge
    signed 2021-05-07 17:59:14 -0500
  • Phyllis London
    signed 2021-05-07 17:14:35 -0500
  • Phillis Lewis
    signed 2021-05-07 08:23:43 -0500
  • Santoshia Fitchpatrick
    signed 2021-05-06 16:40:53 -0500
  • Mindy Lipson
    signed 2021-05-04 22:14:05 -0500
  • Sarah Roberts
    signed via 2021-05-04 21:13:50 -0500
  • Gloria Jones
    signed via 2021-05-04 19:40:47 -0500
  • Laura Barlow
    signed via 2021-05-04 19:27:52 -0500
  • Elizabeth Marable
    signed via 2021-05-04 19:27:12 -0500
  • Mikhelle Taylor
    signed 2021-05-04 18:57:30 -0500
  • William Darrin Hillis
    signed 2021-05-04 18:55:25 -0500
    This is wonderful! I am ALL IN!
  • Steven Sondheim
    signed 2021-05-04 18:44:41 -0500
    More bang for the buck. More small capital projects.
  • Alison Happel-Parkins
    signed via 2021-05-04 18:16:28 -0500
  • Sarah Johnson
    signed 2021-05-04 17:59:21 -0500
  • Sandra Heiss
    signed 2021-05-04 16:12:06 -0500
    Affordable housing in good repair should be available to everyone. It is essential to security, safety, and the dignity all people deserve.
  • Vivian Fields
    signed via 2021-05-04 14:59:26 -0500
  • Grant Hechinger
    signed 2021-05-04 12:50:41 -0500
  • Jan Kidder
    signed 2021-05-04 12:06:36 -0500
  • Abigail Sheridan
    signed 2021-05-04 09:59:37 -0500
  • Tamara Hendrix
    signed via 2021-05-04 09:14:03 -0500
  • Shannon Gunn
    signed 2021-05-04 09:02:04 -0500
  • Michele Macklin
    signed via 2021-05-04 08:28:38 -0500
  • Bob Reed
    signed via 2021-05-04 08:04:42 -0500
  • Marie Branch
    signed 2021-05-04 08:01:01 -0500

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