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File #: 1032-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/12/2017 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 5/22/2017 Final action: 5/24/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contracts with Rebuilding Together Central Ohio, Lifecare Alliance, and the Economic and Community Development Institute for the implementation of the Chores Program; to authorize the expenditure of $300,000.00 from the Community Development Block Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($300,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1032-2017 2017 CDBG CHORES
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contracts with Rebuilding Together Central Ohio, Lifecare Alliance, and the Economic and Community Development Institute to support the operation of the City’s Chores Program. The total amount of these contracts is $300,000 from the Community Development Block Grant Fund (CDBG) through the Housing Division’s Affordable Housing Opportunity Fund (AHOF).

The AHOF represents the City's commitment to the preservation and production of housing units affordable to very-low, low and moderate-income individuals. Funds are used to meet the housing needs identified in the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. Programs provide housing rehabilitation assistance, lead paint hazard control, home maintenance repairs for elderly and disabled households, and accessibility modifications.

The Chores Program provides minor home maintenance and repair services to low and low/moderate-income elderly and disabled homeowner-occupants in the City of Columbus. Examples of program services include replacement or repair of leaking faucets and commodes, faulty light fixtures and switches, loose or missing sections of porch decking or steps and installation of handrails, smoke detectors and deadbolt locks. Eligible homeowners receive home repair services (materials and labor) free of charge. Rebuilding Together Central Ohio, Lifecare Alliance and the Economic and Community Development Institute will be the program providers to neighborhoods within the corporate limits of Columbus. This program will help about 300 households.

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.

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To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contracts with Rebuilding Together Central Ohio, Lifecare Alliance, and the Economic an...

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