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File #: 2619-2015    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Defeated
File created: 10/13/2015 In control: Administration Committee
On agenda: 11/19/2018 Final action: 11/19/2018
Title: To authorize and direct City Council to enter into contract with Lutheran Social Services for the provision of Ohio Benefit Bank services at the Franklin County Courthouse; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $65,000.00 from the Public Safety Initiatives Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($65,000.00)
Background
This ordinance will allow Lutheran Social Services to partner with the City of Columbus in the provision of Ohio Benefit Bank services to constituents who visit the Franklin County Courthouse. To provide these services, LSS will supply an on-site Ohio Benefit Bank coordinator during peak times at the Courthouse that will provide education and recruit clients, conduct checks to determine likelihood of benefit eligibility and refer constituents to other agencies as appropriate.
Previous analysis of Ohio Benefit Bank results at Lutheran Social Services indicate that for every dollar invested in the OBB program, LSS Counselors return $75 to low-income families in our community. While LSS cannot guarantee that the same return on investment will be generated for clients through the Courthouse, this investment will generate a significant return for our constituents and for our community.
Fiscal Impact Funding for this ordinance is made available from the city's Public Safety Initiatives Fund 016.
Title
To authorize and direct City Council to enter into contract with Lutheran Social Services for the provision of Ohio Benefit Bank services at the Franklin County Courthouse; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $65,000.00 from the Public Safety Initiatives Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($65,000.00)
Body

WHEREAS this Ordinance will allow Lutheran Social Services to partner with the City of Columbus in the provision of Ohio Benefit Bank services to constituents who visit the Franklin County Courthouse; and

WHEREAS, Lutheran Social Services will supply an on-site Ohio Benefit Bank coordinator during peak times at the Courthouse that will provide education and recruit clients, conduct checks to determine likelihood of benefit eligibility and refer constituents to other agencies as appropriate; and
WHEREAS, previous analysis of Ohio Benefit Bank results at Lutheran Social Services indicate that for every dollar invested in the OBB program...

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