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(1) Each year, in the annual operating budget ordinance, Council shall appropriate to the Department of Planning and Development – Division of Housing and Community Development, subject to subsection 2-300(2) of the Home Rule Charter, an amount equal to an estimate provided by the Director of Finance of total receipts under this Chapter projected for the fiscal year for which appropriations are being made, with the expectation that such amounts will be deposited by the Director of Finance in the Non-Recording Fee Sub-fund of the Housing Trust Fund, to be used for the purposes set forth in Chapter 21-1600.
(3) The annual budget shall fund workforce development and construction training and apprenticeship opportunities on budget-supported construction programs including, Basic System Repair, Adaptive Modifications, Preservation of Existing Affordable Housing, development of permanent housing for the homeless and investment in neighborhood commercial corridors.
(4) Funding shall also be provided to support renters, small landlords and homeowners, through programs for Rental Assistance, Eviction Prevention, Small-Landlord loans, Tangled Title assistance and PhillyFirstHome.
(5) All funded programs shall have strong M/W/DBE participation goals informed by the most current Disparity Study, and strong monitoring and enforcement procedures. Pursuant to Section 17-1602, all contracts for the implementation of funded programs shall require an Equal Opportunity Plan, which provides percentage goals for meaningful and representative opportunities for M/W/DBEs to participate in all phases of the contract and an appropriately diverse workforce of minority, female and disabled persons. Pursuant to Section 17-1604, regular reporting to Council shall be required on contractor efforts to achieve participation goals; and pursuant to Section 17-1605, City Council may hold hearings to determine contractor compliance.