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Proud Ground - Non-Profit Corporation ~ MU183001 ~ Grant Partnership For The Purpose Of Equitable And Affordable Housing In The SW Corridor '!\() u O 3 o O Memorandum of Understanding Between the City of Tigard and Proud Ground This Memorandum of Understanding("MOU") entered into this 1"day of May,2018 is by and between the City of Tigard,an Oregon municipal corporation (the"City"),and Proud Ground,an Oregon nonprofit corporation ("Proud Ground") (collectively the"Parties"). A. Recitals 1. The City has an interest in providing equitable and affordable housing to its residents,in accordance with the Tigard Comprehensive Plan. Goal 10.1 of the plan is to provide opportunities for a variety of housing types at a range of prices levels to meet the diverse housing needs of current and future City residents. 2. Proud Ground is a nonprofit corporation devoted to the provision of permanently affordable homes through the Community Land Trust("CLT") model. 3. The Southwest Corridor is home to more than 10 percent of the Portland region's population,stretching from downtown Portland out to Tigard,Tualatin and Sherwood and has a huge impact on the rest of the region.The Corridor is expected to grow by another 75,000 residents by 2040 and will include a planned light rail corridor from downtown Portland to Bridgeport Village. 4. The City and Proud Ground are partnering on a series of grants to support their common goal of providing permanently affordable homeownership options as an anti-displacement and equitable housing strategy in the Southwest Corridor.These grants include a Metro 2040 Planning and Development Grant and a Meyer Memorial Trust Housing Opportunities Grant 5. Proud Ground has also been awarded a Metro Southwest Equitable Development Strategies ("SWEDS") Grant that will provide capacity for expanding their Community Land Trust model into the Southwest Corridor. 6. The Southwest Equitable Housing Strategy is a draft policy document created by a collaborative including the City of'Tigard,the City of Portland,the Portland Housing Bureau with support from a Metro Community Planning and Development Grant.This policy document includes the following goals: i. Commit early financial resources to address the near-term housing crisis and long- term needs; ii. Prevent residential and cultural displacement;and iii. Increase choices for new homes for all household types and incomes. 7. The Southwest Equitable Housing Strategy also includes actions for implementing these goals,including the following: z. Recruit a community land trust to the corridor;and ii. Adopt middle housing tools and policies that work fox low-income households. 8. The Parties agree that proactive planning and collaboration will be essential to an anti- displacement and equitable and affordable housing strategy in the Southwest Corridor. 9. The Parties agree that the CLT model of permanently affordable housing provision and equity-building through ownership is a crucial part of an equitable housing strategy in the Southwest Corridor. 10.The Parties agree that"missing middle"housing types such as cottage dusters are needed in order to fill gaps in the diversity and affordability of housing stock in the Southwest Corridor. 11.The Parties desire to work together to plan for,promote,and facilitate the implarentation of equitable housing using the CLT model.This MOU sets out a general framework by which the Parties agree to collaborate. B. Responsibilities 1. City of Tigard I. The City will act as project manager on a Metro 2040 Planning and Development Grant In this role,the City will act as fiscal agent and manage all consultants.The City will coordinate with Proud Ground during each phase of the grant to ensure that the work program is mutually supportive. ii. The City will act as a project partner on a Meyer Memorial Trust Grant led by Proud Ground In this role,the City will provide staff capacity and consulting to help ensure that the work program for the grant is mutually supportive.The City will provide in-kind match in the form of staff time and contribute$5,000 to the project's implementation. iii. The City will act as a project partner on the SWEDS Metro Grant led by Proud Ground. In this role,the City will provide consulting to help ensure that the work program for the grant is mutually supportive. iv. The City will work to develop future grant proposals with Proud Ground to fund the implementation of a missing middle housing development to be managed by Proud Ground under the CLT model. 2. Proud Ground i. Proud Ground will act as project manager on a Meyer Memorial Trust Grant. In this role,Proud Ground will act as fiscal agent and manage all consultants.Proud Ground will coordinate with the City during each phase of the grant to ensure that the work program is mutually supportive. ii. Proud Ground will act as project manager on the SWEDS Metro Grant In this role, Proud Ground will act as fiscal agent and manage all consultants. Proud Ground will coordinate with the City during each phase of the grant to ensure that the work program is mutually supportive. iii. Proud Ground will act as a project partner on a Metro 2040 Planning and Development Grant led by the City. In this role,Proud Ground will provide staff capacity and consulting to ensure that the work program for the grant is mutually supportive.Proud Ground will provide in-kind match in the form of staff time. iv. Proud Ground will work to develop future grant proposals with the City to fund the implementation of a missing middle housing development to be managed by Proud Ground under the CLT model. C. Coordination The Parties agree to establish an ongoing structure for staff-level coordination of their mutual endeavors. D. Collaboration with Other Community Partners. A variety of organizations have been involved as stakeholders in the Southwest Equitable Housing Strategy.This includes affordable housing providers and funders,market rate developers,private philanthropic organizations,organizations representing renters and communities of color,among others. The Parties agree cordinated,meaningful engagement with these organizations ill be essential to the success and replicability of their efforts. E. Nature of this agreement The Parties agree and understand that the development of equitable housing in the Southwest Corridor will be essential to meet the needs of the region's residents and employers and to support transit use.This MOU is a statement of cooperation between the Parties,setting out the Parties' intent to act together to achieve the goals set out herein. However,this MOU does not create a binding agreement between the Parties and may not be relied upon as a basis for a contract by estoppel or be the basis for a claim based on detrimental reliance or any other theory. r t • Kenny Asher Director of Community Development City of Tigard Diane Linn Executive Director Proud Ground