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File #: 1797-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/27/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 7/24/2017 Final action: 7/26/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into an agreement with the Community Shelter Board for the administration of the Emergency Solutions Grant for the provision of support services to homeless individuals; to authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $585,303.00 from the General Government Grant Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($585,303.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson, Jaiza Page
Attachments: 1. ORD1797-2017 2017 CSB ESG Fund 2220
Explanation
BACKGROUND: The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is being awarded to the City of Columbus by the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). ESG provides funding for the purpose of preventing homelessness and providing emergency shelter and can include and encourage initiatives of rapid re-housing and stabilization for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Additionally, the grant can also be used to support the community’s Homeless Management Information System to guarantee that the community’s plan to end homelessness is based on the most applicable and current homeless data available.

The City of Columbus has been awarded $585,303.00 from HUD. This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to appropriate Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds in the amount of $585,303.00 for the provision of homeless services and to enter into an agreement with the Community Shelter Board, Inc. (CSB) for the administration of the City's Emergency Solutions Grant monies. Funds will be used to meet the housing needs identified in the Consolidated Plan submitted to HUD.

The agreement will provide $585,303.00 from the Emergency Solutions Grant for the purpose of effectively and efficiently enabling our community to help individuals and families who are homeless resolve their housing crisis. The CSB has been selected because of their history with the city and the homeless service community in the funding and coordination of services to homeless individuals and families, as well as, their established administrative procedures to effectively and efficiently implement such services.

Emergency legislation is in order to continue housing crisis response initiatives without an interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this agreement in the amount of $585,303.00 is provided by an Emergency Solutions Grant awarded to the City of Columbus by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development.

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