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.

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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.


Who's signing

Patrice Williams-Wooten
Linda Bell
Thomas Adams
Sandra Smegelsky
Marissa Wheeler
Pamela Scarbrough
Kaelin Large
Charlotte Parry
Chere' Bradshaw
Erin Harrison
Hazel Morgan
Mary McCaa
Michelle Thomas
Eliza Ford
Bruce Ralston
Angela Tillery
Paige Plucker
KaTrenia Upshaw
Geoffrey Diaz
Stephanie Royer
Ryan Rosenkrantz
James Hayes
Monika Rhyne
Kimberly Adams
Vivian Curtis
Alexandria Lane
Ledarrian Jackson
Sherry Scott-Chambers
Deb Ibonwa
Magaly Cruz
3,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Patrice Williams-Wooten
    signed 2021-04-28 07:24:38 -0500
  • Linda Bell
    signed 2021-04-27 23:12:45 -0500
  • Thomas Adams
    signed 2021-04-27 20:28:14 -0500
  • Sandra Smegelsky
    signed 2021-04-27 14:01:33 -0500
  • Marissa Wheeler
    signed 2021-04-27 11:28:49 -0500
  • Pamela Scarbrough
    signed 2021-04-27 10:21:03 -0500
  • Kaelin Large
    signed via 2021-04-27 10:02:12 -0500
  • Charlotte Parry
    signed 2021-04-27 09:53:35 -0500
  • Chere' Bradshaw
    signed 2021-04-27 09:38:05 -0500
  • Erin Harrison
    signed 2021-04-27 05:14:56 -0500
  • Hazel Morgan
    signed 2021-04-26 21:29:56 -0500
  • Mary McCaa
    signed 2021-04-26 20:05:53 -0500
  • Michelle Thomas
    signed 2021-04-26 20:02:30 -0500
  • Eliza Ford
    signed 2021-04-26 19:50:07 -0500
    Transit is vital to the functioning of our communities. It gets folks to work, to the grocery, to the doctor, to vote , etc. All of which contributes to the growth of our communities both economically and socially. Ultimately, it is vital to the growth and wellbeing of Memphis!
  • Bruce Ralston
    signed 2021-04-26 19:49:30 -0500
  • Angela Tillery
    signed 2021-04-26 19:47:08 -0500
  • Paige Plucker
    signed 2021-04-26 19:46:52 -0500
  • KaTrenia Upshaw
    signed via 2021-04-26 17:09:54 -0500
    Something has to be done in favor people who actually love & want to invest in our city
  • Geoffrey Diaz
    signed 2021-04-26 13:16:57 -0500
  • Stephanie Royer
    signed 2021-04-26 09:15:14 -0500
  • Ryan Rosenkrantz
    signed 2021-04-26 09:12:54 -0500
  • James Hayes
    signed 2021-04-26 09:11:48 -0500
  • Monika Rhyne
    signed 2021-04-25 21:27:04 -0500
  • Kimberly Adams
    signed 2021-04-25 08:58:21 -0500
  • Vivian Curtis
    signed 2021-04-24 13:44:13 -0500
  • Alexandria Lane
    signed 2021-04-24 10:24:45 -0500
  • Ledarrian Jackson
    signed 2021-04-24 10:12:53 -0500
    How long will it take for me to get assistance
  • Sherry Scott-Chambers
    signed 2021-04-24 07:42:06 -0500
    This is vitally important
  • Deb Ibonwa
    signed 2021-04-23 10:45:30 -0500
  • Magaly Cruz
    signed 2021-04-22 21:07:16 -0500