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Item A
City of Brentwood

Proclaiming June 4th to June 12th, 2005 as
Affordable Housing Week

WHEREAS, decent, safe, affordable housing is one of the basic necessities of life; and

WHEREAS, affordable housing is of vital importance to the health and well-being of Contra Costa’s residents; and

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

WHEREAS, hundreds more are paying over 30 percent, and many over 50 percent, of their income for housing and are at significant risk of losing their housing and becoming homeless; and

WHEREAS, hundreds 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 are contributing to the communities in which they are located; and

WHEREAS, The Association of Homeless and Housing Service Providers of Contra Costa County 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 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; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City Brentwood, does hereby proclaim the week of June 4th through June 12th, 2005 as Affordable Housing Week in the City of Brentwood.

Dated this 24th day of May 2005

Brian Swisher

City Administration
City of Brentwood City Council
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Brentwood, CA 94513
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