To encourage the production and maintenance of affordable housing, raise community awareness of potential business opportunities involving partnerships with neighborhood residents and community development organizations, and advise the Board of Mayor and Aldermen on affordable, workforce, and moderately-priced housing issues and opportunities.
Some of their accomplishments include the following:
- A City staff position has been approved to focus on affordable/workforce housing;
- Ordinance 2008-22 [PDF] housing chapter in the Municipal Code and to waive building permit fees for housing non-profits;
- Ordinance 2008-51 [PDF] was adopted that created water/wastewater incentives for lower income families;
- Ordinance 2008-52 [PDF] was adopted that created a reserve fund for residents and businesses to make donations that will be used to create affordable/workforce housing opportunities;
- Ordinance 2008-60 [PDF] was adopted to declare the intent to provide fair housing opportunities within Franklin;
Franklin Housing Commission
- Date: 08/04/2016 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM
- Location: Community Development Conference Room
109 Third Avenue South (City Hall)
Franklin, Tennessee 37064
The City of Franklin’s Housing Commission is pleased to announce that Zach Blair, the Acting Director of Fair Housing Compliance for Tennessee will be speaking at the August 4, 2016 Housing Commission meeting. The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. and will be held in the City Hall Training Room.
Mr. Blair joined HUD in 2010 through the Presidential Management Fellowship, the federal government’s leadership program for advanced degree candidates. Prior to joining HUD, Zachary attended the University of Notre Dame Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude. He originally hails from the great state of Michigan, but currently resides in Nashville, TN.
Working with HUD, Zachary interprets and applies federal statutes and regulations in the monitoring of civil rights compliance on over $100 million in HUD grants, including Community Development Block Grants and Public Housing financing. He will speak on several real cases that have involved Fair Housing policies.