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File #: [21-0006]    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Filed
File created: 12/9/2020 In control: Town Council
On agenda: 1/6/2021 Final action: 1/6/2021
Title: Manufactured Home Strategy Update.
Attachments: 1. Draft Staff Presentation, 2. Manufactured Home Strategy Staff Report, 3. Resident Engagement Report, 4. Menu of Housing Options - Land Purchase Report, 5. Orange County Coordinated Manufactured Home Resident Relocation Strategy, 6. Manufactured Home Communities Map, 7. Site Analysis Report, 8. Map of Properties Prioritized for Affordable Housing Development, 9. Staff Presentation, 10. Council Questions with Staff Response
Related files: [18-0576], [22-0309], [22-0247], [22-0265]

Manufactured Home Strategy Update.

Loryn B. Clark, Executive Director
Housing and Community
Sarah Osmer Vi?as, Assistant Director

Nate Broman-Fulks, Affordable Housing Manager

Overview: Staff is providing an update on our Manufactured Home Strategy implementation and requesting Council direction on priorities for implementation.

That the Council provide direction on priorities for continued implementation of our Manufactured Home Strategy.

Overview of our Manufactured Home Strategy
* In 2018, as development pressures increased for the northern part of Chapel Hill, the Town began creating a strategy to proactively engage residents and owners of the four manufactured home communities in Town to develop a relocation plan should future redevelopment occur on any of these sites.
* Our Manufactured Home Strategy includes four components:
o Engage manufactured home community residents, owners, potential developers, and neighbors to create proactive solutions.
o Develop a menu of housing options for the Council to consider if manufactured home residents get displaced.
o Identify potential sites for development of new affordable housing that meet key criteria (i.e. within the Chapel Hill/Carrboro School System, on a public transit line, existing access to water and sewer, walkable to services and amenities). These sites could assist with manufactured home relocation.
o Develop a coordinated plan to apply to any manufactured home community faced with redevelopment.
Implementation Progress
Our progress is detailed in the attached report. Highlights include:
* Conducting extensive outreach and engagement with residents, owners, potential developers, and neighbors.
* Prioritizing three Town-owned sites for affordable housing development.
* Findings from the Resident Engagement Report were used to inform the applicant's resident relocation plan at 1200 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd (Tar Heel), which if app...

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