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Item B

City of Brentwood


WHEREAS, decent, safe, affordable housing is one of the basic necessities of life and is of vital importance to the health and well being of all residents of Brentwood; and

WHEREAS, thousands of residents in Contra Costa County live in overcrowded, substandard and otherwise inadequate housing; and

WHEREAS, hundreds of thousands more are paying over 30% of their income for housing and are at significant risk of losing their housing and becoming homeless; and

WHEREAS, thousands of units of affordable housing have been built by non-profit developers and others in Contra Costa County; and

WHEREAS, these affordable housing units are well managed, well maintained and have contributed significantly to neighborhoods throughout Brentwood; and

WHEREAS, The Association of Homeless and Housing Service Providers and East Bay Housing Organizations have organized events during Affordable Housing Week to acknowledge the need for and contributions of affordable housing.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City Brentwood, does hereby proclaim the week of June 5 through June 13, 2004 as Affordable Housing Week in the City of Brentwood.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council calls upon all residents of Brentwood to learn about and honor the contributions of affordable housing by participating in activities held throughout the week to commemorate this observance.

Dated this 8th day of June 2004

Brian Swisher

City Administration
City of Brentwood City Council
150 City Park Way
Brentwood, CA 94513
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