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File #: 0236-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 1/11/2019 In control: Finance Committee
On agenda: 1/28/2019 Final action: 1/31/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to enter into an agreement with the Columbus Urban League for the administration of the Fair Housing Program; to authorize the expenditure of $105,000.00 from the Community Development Block Grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($105,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ordinance 0236-2019 attachment
Explanation
BACKGROUND: CDBG funds are provided to the Columbus Urban League (CUL) to enable them to provide fair housing services to the residents of the city. The CUL will conduct activities to reduce and eliminate legal and social barriers to housing opportunities, investigate all valid housing discrimination complaints and seek redress, develop testing procedures to determine the extent of discrimination, promote awareness of equal housing opportunities, and to implement the current Fair Housing Action Plan.

Emergency action is requested for the ongoing timely operation of the Fair Housing Program.

FISCAL IMPACT: $105,000.00 will be expended from the 2019 Community Development Block Grant Fund.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Finance and Management to enter into an agreement with the Columbus Urban League for the administration of the Fair Housing Program; to authorize the expenditure of $105,000.00 from the Community Development Block Grant fund; and to declare an emergency. ($105,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Department of Finance and Management to expend monies from the Community Development Block Grant Fund for an agreement with the Columbus Urban League (CUL) to administer the Fair Housing Program; and

WHEREAS, the CUL will conduct activities to reduce and eliminate legal and social barriers to housing opportunities, investigate all valid housing discrimination complaints and seek redress, develop testing procedures to determine the extent of discrimination, promote awareness of equal housing opportunities and implement the current Fair Housing Action Plan; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual and daily operation of the Department of Finance and Management in that is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to enter into contract with the Columbus Urban League for the ongoing timely operation of the Fair Housing Program, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and w...

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