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Record #: SO2019-1427   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 3/13/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 4/10/2019
Title: Amendment of Public Safety Officers Home Buyer Assistance Program
Sponsors: Mitts, Emma, Cappleman, James
Topic: FINANCE FUNDS - Community Connections Home Buyer Assistance Program
Attachments: 1. SO2019-1427.pdf, 2. O2019-1427.pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) of the Constitution of the State of Illinois, and, as such, may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to an ordinance enacted on June 28, 2017 ("Prior Program Ordinance"), the City established a Public Safety Officers Home Buyer Assistance program ("PSO Program"), to be administered by the City's Department of Planning and Development ("DPD") to provide forgivable, no-interest loans to qualifying City police officers, firefighters and paramedics, to assist in their purchase of primary, owner-occupied residences that are located within specific police districts and census tracts within the City; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to expand the scope of the PSO Program to include non-probationary, good standing career service employees of the City who are within Bargaining Units 53 and 54 of those particular bargaining agreements entered into from time to time by the City with Laborer's Local 1001 and Laborer's Local 1092; and

WHEREAS, the name of the PSO Program will be changed to the Community Connections Home Buyer Assistance Program; and

WHEREAS, the City intends that the administration of the program be transferred from DPD to the City's Department of Housing ("DOH") as soon as the determination that the completion of the transfer of certain powers to DOH is made by the Commissioner of DOH, as set forth in Section 2-44-040(c) of the Municipal Code of Chicago; now therefore,


SECTION 1. The above recitals are incorporated herein and made a part hereof.

SECTION 2. The Prior Program Ordinance is hereby amended by restating portions of the Prior Program Ordinance below and displaying the deletions in strikethrough and the additions in underline:

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City") is a home rule unit of...

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