Housing & Community Development (12)

Date of Last Recorded Action: 10/17/2017

H 0089 MonitorHousing Authority Transfers James Adams
7/25/2017 Ch. SL 2017-178 SLG II -
Housing & Community Development

Allows a city council to transfer the powers, duties, and responsibilities of a housing authority to a regional council of government; proscribes the procedures to follow when making such a transfer; and clarifies the scope of powers retained by the regional council of government in this situation. (version 1)

H 0111 MonitorWinston-Salem/Service by Publication Cost Debra Conrad
5/30/2017 Ch. SL 2017-20 SLG I SLG
Building Inspections Housing & Community Development Local Bills

Allows the City of Winston-Salem to place a lien on a residential property for the costs of serving complaints and orders of publication in housing code enforcement cases. (version 1)

H 0573 MonitorVacant Building Receivership John Faircloth
4/27/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate Judy III RulesOS
Economic Development Housing & Community Development Planning & Land Use
Authorizes a new mechanism for cities above 30,000 in population at least partially located in economically distressed counties to address vacant homes in their jurisdictions, when the current owners of those homes failed to comply with court orders related to clean-up of the properties. The process allows the city to petition a court for appoint of a receiver, who then has two years to either demolish, rehabilitate, or sell the property. Contains related procedural and legal safeguards to the city, the receiver, and the property owner. (version 1)
H 0622 MonitorCities/Periodic Building Inspections Robert Steinburg
4/17/2017 House - Serial Referral To Finance Added RR -
Housing & Community Development

For municipalities under 25,000 in population, creates new standards for residential housing inspections programs established to safeguard against unsafe, unsanitary, hazardous, or unlawful conditions in those homes. (version 1)

H 0795 HighEconomic Development Incentives Modifications Susan Martin
6/15/2017 House - Re-ref Com On Finance CJD -
Economic Development Housing & Community Development NCLM Goal Utilities

Adjusts the breakdown of JDIG economic development awards such that 70 percent of each award goes to the business grantee, and 30 percent goes to the Utility Account (was formerly a 75 percent/25 percent split). Raises the limits on award amounts in the JDIG program to allow unlimited awards from the program in the most economically distressed areas of the state. Reduces the state match for local government grants offered as part of the One North Carolina Fund when the local government is located in one of the state’s most prosperous counties. Expands the purposes for which the Industrial Development Fund Utility Account may be used, allowing funds to be spent on retaining jobs or expanding and existing job base in a community. Directs the NC Department of Commerce to create individualized plans for improving the economic performance of each county that underperforms against the economic distress index.  Reforms the current economic tier system, transforming it into an index against which counties are compared and eliminating adjustment factors and exceptions in current law, such as one that automatically designates small-population counties as the most distressed in the state. While this bill generally addresses the League advocacy goal of revising the current economic tier system, if passed into law, it would not reform it to measure the causes of distress or take into account sub-county data, all components of the League goal. Directs all other state agencies and programs that utilize the current economic distress tier ranking system to elect whether or not to use the new index. (version 1)

S 0143 MonitorCDBG: Modify Uses to Include Scattered Sites Benjamin Clark
3/1/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Budget Housing & Community Development

Dedicates $10 million from the State’s non-entitlement CDBG funds for the purpose of “scattered site housing”. (version 1)

S 0300 MonitorInclusionary Zoning - Durham Floyd McKissick
3/16/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Housing & Community Development Local Bills Planning & Land Use
Authorizes Durham County and the municipalities within it to adopt zoning ordinances for the purpose of increasing the supply of affordable housing in those zoning districts. (version 1)
S 0338 MonitorDisaster Recovery Act of 2017 Wesley Meredith
7/18/2017 Ch. SL 2017-119 RulesCOH RulesOS
Economic Development Housing & Community Development Parks & Recreation Transportation Utilities

Provides specific details for allocating $100 million of previously-budgeted funds related to disaster recovery from Hurricane Matthew and the fall 2016 wildfires, dividing the funding between housing, infrastructure, agricultural, and community college needs.

S 0419 MonitorPlanning/Development Changes Michael Lee
6/28/2017 House - Ref To Com On Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House RulesCOH RulesOS
Building Inspections Housing & Community Development Planning & Land Use Transportation Utilities
Reorganizes and moves all of the current planning-related statutes from Chapter 160A into a new Chapter 160-D, at the initiative of the NC Bar Association. (version 1)
S 0475 MonitorLow-Income Building Project-HFA William Rabon
4/4/2017 Senate - Re-ref to Appropriations/Base Budget. If fav, re-ref to Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Housing & Community Development Local Bills
Appropriates $5 million to the N.C. Housing Finance Agency to build a multifamily housing complex in the Town of Fair Bluff. (version 1)
S 0618 HighEDGE Committee Draft Harry Brown
4/5/2017 Senate - Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate --
Economic Development Housing & Community Development NCLM Goal Utilities
Reforms the current economic tier system, transforming it into an index against which counties are compared and eliminating adjustment factors and exceptions in current law, such as one that automatically designates small-population counties as the most distressed in the state. Makes numerous changes to the various state economic development incentive programs. Places limitations on where monies in the JDIG economic development grant fund may be spent, allowing no more than 50 percent of the funds to be spent in the state’s most-prosperous counties; reducing the amounts of these awards when calculating them for jobs located in those counties; and directing half of the award amounts granted to businesses in those counties to the Utility Account, among other restrictions. Reduces the state match for local government grants offered as part of the One North Carolina Fund when the local government is located in one of the state’s most prosperous counties. Expands the purposes for which the Industrial Development Fund Utility Account may be used, allowing funds to be spent on retaining jobs or expanding an existing job base in a community. Directs the NC Department of Commerce to create individualized plans for improving the economic performance of each county that underperforms against the economic distress index. While this bill generally addresses the League advocacy goal of revising the current economic tier system, if passed into law, it would not reform it to measure the causes or distress or take into account sub-county data, all components of the League goal. (version 1)
S 0660 HighEconomic Development Incentives Modifications Harry Brown
6/13/2017 House - Re-ref to the Com on Finance, if favorable, Commerce and Job Development Fin RulesOS
Economic Development Housing & Community Development NCLM Goal Utilities
Reforms the current economic tier system, transforming it into an index against which counties are compared and eliminating adjustment factors and exceptions in current law, such as one that automatically designates small-population counties as the most distressed in the state. Makes numerous changes to the various state economic development incentive programs. Places limitations on where monies in the JDIG economic development grant fund may be spent, allowing no more than 50 percent of the funds to be spent in the state’s most-prosperous counties; reducing the amounts of these awards when calculating them for jobs located in those counties; and directing half of the award amounts granted to businesses in those counties to the Utility Account, among other restrictions. Reduces the state match for local government grants offered as part of the One North Carolina Fund when the local government is located in one of the state’s most prosperous counties. Expands the purposes for which the Industrial Development Fund Utility Account may be used, allowing funds to be spent on retaining jobs or expanding an existing job base in a community. Directs the NC Department of Commerce to create individualized plans for improving the economic performance of each county that underperforms against the economic distress index. While this bill generally addresses the League advocacy goal of revising the current economic tier system, if passed into law, it would not reform it to measure the causes or distress or take into account sub-county data, all components of the League goal. (version 1)
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