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

Patricia Goedecke
Ben Schulman
Jackson McNeil
Alejandro Paredes
Lexus Phillips
Marcellus Haley
Alison Buccini
Ayanna Hampton
Helen Hope
Grant Ebbesmeyer
Melissa Trippe
Sheila Jordan Cunningham
Senchel Matthews
Rodney Tate Jr
Sandi Klink
Rachel Evans
Sarah Hadskey
Justin Bailey
Troy Wilson
Victoria Roberson
Faith Reid
Elaina walker
Curtis Davis
Lauren West
Ellen Roberds
Ryan Mathis
William Murray
Dustin Kane
Ashley Lucas
Tyjuan Spencer
562 SIGNATURES
3,000 signatures

Will you sign?

  • Patricia Goedecke
    signed 2021-04-15 21:38:56 -0500
    Thank you for your concern for this vital area of public health.
  • Ben Schulman
    signed 2021-04-15 19:40:53 -0500
  • Jackson McNeil
    signed 2021-04-15 19:30:56 -0500
  • Alejandro Paredes
    signed 2021-04-15 18:53:52 -0500
  • Lexus Phillips
    signed 2021-04-15 18:49:17 -0500
  • Marcellus Haley
    signed 2021-04-14 20:23:14 -0500
  • Alison Buccini
    signed 2021-04-14 15:21:52 -0500
  • Ayanna Hampton
    signed 2021-04-14 14:17:56 -0500
  • Helen Hope
    signed 2021-04-14 12:34:07 -0500
  • Grant Ebbesmeyer
    signed 2021-04-14 10:44:01 -0500
  • Melissa Trippe
    signed 2021-04-14 07:09:06 -0500
    Please approve this for future growth for it’s citizens and it’s potential future for Memphis growth.
  • Sheila Jordan Cunningham
    signed 2021-04-13 10:50:20 -0500
  • Senchel Matthews
    signed 2021-04-13 09:15:03 -0500
  • Rodney Tate Jr
    signed 2021-04-09 18:37:17 -0500
  • Sandi Klink
    signed 2021-04-09 16:03:53 -0500
  • Rachel Evans
    signed 2021-04-09 15:48:06 -0500
  • Sarah Hadskey
    signed 2021-04-08 19:31:39 -0500
  • Justin Bailey
    signed 2021-04-07 11:47:36 -0500
  • Troy Wilson
    signed 2021-04-07 10:05:14 -0500
  • Victoria Roberson
    signed 2021-04-07 09:26:06 -0500
  • Faith Reid
    signed 2021-04-07 09:19:24 -0500
  • Elaina walker
    signed 2021-04-07 02:24:52 -0500
  • Curtis Davis
    signed 2021-04-06 08:11:58 -0500
  • Lauren West
    signed via 2021-04-05 19:20:03 -0500
  • Ellen Roberds
    signed 2021-04-05 14:34:58 -0500
  • Ryan Mathis
    signed 2021-04-05 12:18:01 -0500
  • William Murray
    signed 2021-04-05 12:10:51 -0500
  • Dustin Kane
    signed 2021-04-05 11:58:35 -0500
  • Ashley Lucas
    signed 2021-04-02 21:50:35 -0500
  • Tyjuan Spencer
    signed 2021-04-02 11:15:05 -0500

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