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File #: 0444-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/14/2017 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 2/27/2017 Final action: 3/2/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contracts with Columbus Housing Partnership dba Homeport (Homeport), Homes on the Hill CDC, OSU Extension Services and Columbus Urban League to provide HUD Certified homeowner counseling services; to authorize the expenditure of $72,604.00 from the Community Development Block Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($72,604.00) (AMENDED BY ORD. 1844-2017; PASSED 7/17/2017)
Attachments: 1. ORD0444-2017 2017 CDBG HBE DAX String
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contracts with Columbus Housing Partnership dba Homeport (Homeport), Homes on the Hill CDC, OSU Extension Services and Columbus Urban League to provide HUD Certified homeowner counseling services. Homeowner counseling includes, but is not limited to, pre-purchase education, financial literacy, individual homebuyer counseling and foreclosure counseling. The total amount of these contracts is $72,604 from the Community Development Block Grant Fund (CDBG).

AGENCY AMOUNT
Homeport $36,249
Homes on the Hill CDC $25,823
OSU Extension Services $ 7,645
Columbus Urban League $2,887
Total Allocation $72,604


Emergency action is requested to allow program services to continue without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funds for this expenditure are allocated from the 2017 Community Development Block Grant Fund.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contracts with Columbus Housing Partnership dba Homeport (Homeport), Homes on the Hill CDC, OSU Extension Services and Columbus Urban League to provide HUD Certified homeowner counseling services; to authorize the expenditure of $72,604.00 from the Community Development Block Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($72,604.00) (AMENDED BY ORD. 1844-2017; PASSED 7/17/2017)

Body
WHEREAS, the Director of the Department of Development desires to enter into contracts with various non-profit organizations to provide HUD Certified homeowner counseling services; and

WHEREAS, Columbus Housing Partnership dba Homeport (Homeport), Homes on the Hill CDC, OSU Extension Services and Columbus Urban League, are non-profit organizations with the capacity to provide HUD Certified homeowner counseling services; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the City in that it is immediately necessary to enter into...

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