The draft budget presented by staff recently includes a new “Affordable Housing” special revenue fund. $400,000 was allocated to the fund for homelessness programs in 2017. The City Council had discussed homelessness earlier this spring and offered preliminary support for a proposal to lease used RVs that could be rented by homeless families. Non-profits such as the House of Neighborly Services already serve the homeless. The Council could use this fund to support existing programs.