Item - 2018.EX30.34

Tracking Status

  • City Council adopted this item on January 31, 2018 with amendments.
  • This item was considered by Executive Committee on January 24, 2018. It is being forwarded to City Council without recommendations. It will be considered by City Council on January 31, 2018.

EX30.34 - Council Authority Required for City to Take Part in Province's Development Charges Rebate Program - March 2nd Deadline

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on January 31 and February 1, 2018, adopted the following:

 

1. City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, on behalf of the City acting as Service Manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011, S.O. 2011, c.6 Sched. 1, to administer the Development Charges Rebate program.

 

2. City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office to submit an Expression of Interest and enter into a Transfer Payment Agreement with the Ministry of Housing or related entity necessary for the receipt and expenditure of funding under the Development Charges Rebate program in consultation with the Interim Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

3. City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, in consultation with staff from Corporate Finance, City Planning, Legal Services and Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to finalize the Development Charges Rebate program design and administer the first year of the Development Charges Rebate program through the 2018 Open Door Call for Affordable Rental Housing Applications, or through a subsequent Request for Proposals if initial take up is less than 100 percent.

 

4. City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office, in consultation with the Interim Chief Financial Officer, to report to the Affordable Housing Committee on June 25, 2018, the Executive Committee on July 17, 2018 and City Council on July 23, 24 and 25, 2018 to provide an update on the results of the program administration in 2018-19 including the projects recommended for approval through the Development Charges Rebate program.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Affordable Housing Office to report to the Budget Committee with the details of the 2018 funding allocations and the administration cost, including the impacts on the 2018 Operating Budgets for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Affordable Housing Office once the details have been identified.

Background Information (Committee)

(January 24, 2018) Letter from the Deputy Mayor Ana Bail„o on Council Authority Required for City to Take Part in Province's Development Charges Rebate Program - March 2nd Deadline
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-111720.pdf

Background Information (City Council)

(January 30, 2018) Supplementary report from the Interim Chief Financial Officer and the Director, Affordable Housing on Confirming Toronto's Participation in Ontario's Development Charges Rebate Program (EX30.34a)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-112272.pdf
Attachment 1 - Development Charges Rebate Program Guidelines
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/cc/bgrd/backgroundfile-112273.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

That City Council adopt the recommendations in the supplementary report (January 30, 2018) from the Interim Chief Financial Officer and the Director, Affordable Housing [EX30.34a], subject to deleting and replacing Recommendation 1 so that they now read as follows:

 

1. City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, on behalf of the City acting as Service Manager under the Housing Services Act, 2011, S.O. 2011, c.6 Sched. 1, to administer the Development Charges Rebate program.

 

2. City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office to submit an Expression of Interest and enter into a Transfer Payment Agreement with the Ministry of Housing or related entity necessary for the receipt and expenditure of funding under the Development Charges Rebate program in consultation with the Acting Chief Financial Officer and the Acting Chief Planner and Executive Director, City Planning and in a form approved by the City Solicitor.

 

3. Subject to the adoption of Recommendations 1 and 2, City Council authorize the Director, Affordable Housing Office, in consultation with staff from Corporate Finance, City Planning, City Legal and Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to finalize the Development Charges Rebate program design and administer the first year of the Development Charges Rebate program through the 2018 Open Door Call for Affordable Rental Housing Applications, or through a subsequent Request for Proposals if initial take up is less than 100%.

 

4. City Council request the Director, Affordable Housing Office, in consultation with the Acting Chief Financial Officer, to report to the Affordable Housing Committee on June 25, 2018, the Executive Committee on July 17, 2018 and City Council on July 23-25, 2018 to provide an update on the results of the program administration in 2018-19 including the projects recommended for approval through the Development Charges Rebate program.

 

5. City Council direct the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Director, Affordable Housing Office to report to the Budget Committee with the details of the 2018 funding allocations and the administration cost, including the impacts on the 2018 Operating Budgets for Shelter, Support and Housing Administration and the Affordable Housing Office once the details have been identified.

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Feb-01-2018 10:02 AM

Result: Carried Majority Required - EX30.34 - Bailao - motion 1 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 35 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Ana Bail„o, John Campbell, Christin Carmichael Greb, Shelley Carroll, Josh Colle, Gary Crawford, Joe Cressy, Vincent Crisanti, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Justin J. Di Ciano, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, John Filion, Paula Fletcher, Michael Ford, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Jim Hart, Stephen Holyday, Norman Kelly, Josh Matlow, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, James Pasternak, Gord Perks, Neethan Shan, David Shiner, Michael Thompson, John Tory, Lucy Troisi, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 10 Members that were absent are Maria Augimeri, Jon Burnside, Michelle Holland, Jim Karygiannis, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Giorgio Mammoliti, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson

EX30.34 - Council Authority Required for City to Take Part in Province's Development Charges Rebate Program - March 2nd Deadline

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Without Recs
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Executive Committee forwards the item to City Council without recommendation.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Executive Committee requested the Director, Affordable Housing Office and the Acting Executive Director, Corporate Finance to report directly to City Council on January 31, 2018 with information on the Provincial Development Charges Rebate Program and to seek authorization for the City to participate in the Program.

Origin

(January 24, 2018) Letter from the Deputy Mayor Ana Bail„o

Summary

On November 29, 2017, the Government of Ontario announced that the province will rebate up to $125 million in development charges over five years for priority purpose-built rental developments. On December 20, 2017 the Ministry of Housing (MHO) invited Toronto and other eligible municipalities to express their interest in the Development Charges Rebate Program, set to commence in 2018-19. The Program targets municipalities with low vacancy rates, a large tenant population and where affordable rental homes are in short supply.

 

To qualify to participate in the Program, the City is required by March 2nd to submit City Council's decision designating a program administrator, directing City staff to submit an Expression of Interest to the Ministry of Housing, and authorizing City staff to enter into a Transfer Payment Agreement with the province on the municipality's behalf.

 

To meet the provincial deadline, I am requesting the Executive Committee add this item to the agenda of the January 24th Executive Committee meeting, and for your support for the following recommendation.

Background Information

(January 24, 2018) Letter from the Deputy Mayor Ana Bail„o on Council Authority Required for City to Take Part in Province's Development Charges Rebate Program - March 2nd Deadline
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2018/ex/bgrd/backgroundfile-111720.pdf

Motions

Motion to Add New Business at Committee moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)

Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Ana Bail„o (Carried)
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