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File #: 1495-2013    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/12/2013 In control: Development Committee
On agenda: 7/1/2013 Final action: 7/3/2013
Title: To authorize the appropriation of $2,937,500.00 from the 2013 HOME Fund to the Department of Development; to authorize the expenditure of $2,718,125.00 from the 2013 HOME Fund to provide funding for various approved 2013 programs; and to declare an emergency. ($2,937,500.00)
Explanation
 
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the appropriation and expenditure of FY 2013 HOME monies within the HOME Investment Partnerships Program for the Department of Development. The funds will assist first time homebuyers, for-profit and non-profit organizations with grants and no or low interest loans for projects designed to increase and preserve the local supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for low and moderate income families. This ordinance is in accordance with the 2010-2014 Consolidated Plan and application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The funds will be allocated as follows: $2,228,750 for the Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund, $489,375 for the HUD required 15% set aside for projects developed by Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDO), $163,125 for CHDO operating set-aside, and $56,250 for HOME administration.
 
Emergency action is requested to allow for continuation of program services without interruption.
 
FISCAL IMPACT: The City of Columbus has been awarded $3,262,500 by HUD in Fiscal Year 2013 (per the HUD website) to fund various housing assistance activities under the HOME Investment Partnerships Act. In addition, the City has generated $300,000 in HOME program income. This ordinance requests the appropriation of $2,937,500 and expenditure of $2,717,750 from the FY 2013 HOME entitlement. A separate ordinance will authorize the expenditure of the remaining HOME funds for CHDO operating grants ($163,125). Ordinance 0075-2013 passed January 28, 2013, authorized the appropriation and expenditure of 2013 HOME funds for Tenant-based Rental Assistance grants ($325,000) and HOME Administration ($300,000).
 
Title
 
To authorize the appropriation of $2,937,500.00 from the 2013 HOME Fund to the Department of Development; to authorize the expenditure of $2,718,125.00 from the 2013 HOME Fund to provide funding for various approved 2013 programs; and to declare an emergency. ($2,937,500.00)
 
 
Body
 
WHEREAS, it is necessary to appropriate and expend funds from the unappropriated balance of the 2013 HOME Fund to the Department of Development; and
 
WHEREAS, HOME funds will be used to assist 1st time homebuyers, for-profit and non-profit organizations with grants and no or low interest loans for projects designed to increase and preserve the local supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for low income families; and
 
WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development, Housing Division, in that it is immediately necessary to appropriate and expend said funds to allow for continuation of services without interruption, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; and NOW, THEREFORE,
 
 
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:
 
 
Section 1.      That from the unappropriated monies in the fund known as the HOME fund, Fund No. 201, Grant No. 458001 and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources during the 12 months ending December 31, 2013, is hereby appropriated to the Department of Development, Division 44-10 the following sums:
            
Program / Obj. Level One / Obj. Level Three / OCA Code / Amount           
 
HOME Administration / 01 / 1101 / 443230 / $56,250
 
Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund / 05 / 5528 / 443231 / $2,228,750
 
CHDO Operating / 03 / 3336 / 443232 / $163,125
 
CHDO Set-aside (15%) / 05 / 5528 / 443233 / $489,375
 
TOTAL FUND NO. 201 $2,937,500  
 
Section 2. That the monies appropriated in the foregoing Section 1 shall be paid upon the order of the Director of the Department of Development and that no order shall be drawn or money paid except by voucher, the form of which shall be approved by the City Auditor.
 
Section 3. That the funds necessary to carry out the purpose of this ordinance are hereby deemed appropriated, and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.
 
Section 4.  That the Director of the Department of Development is hereby authorized to assist first time homebuyers, for-profit and non-profit organizations with grants and no or low interest loans for projects designed to increase and preserve the local supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for low income families.  
 
Section 5.  That for the purpose as stated in Section 4, the expenditure of $2,718,125 or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized from the Department of Development, Division 44-10, Fund 201, Grant No. 458001 as follows:
 
Program / Obj. Level One / Obj. Level Three / OCA Code / Amount
 
Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund / 05 / 5528 / 443231 / $2,228,750
  
CHDO Set-aside (15%) / 05 / 5528 / 443233 / $489,375
 
TOTAL FUND NO. 201 $2,718,125  
 
Section 6.  That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this Ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.