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File #: 0853-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/19/2019 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 4/29/2019 Final action: 5/2/2019
Title: To authorize the appropriation and expenditure of $200,000.00 of the 2015 HOME Investment Partnerships Program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Department of Development; to authorize the Director of Development to enter into contract with the Community Housing Network for the Parsons Place project; and to declare an emergency. ($200,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0853-2019 2019-03-19 Housing HOME Parsons Place
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the appropriation and expenditure of $200,000.00 of the remaining 2015 HOME monies within the HOME Investment Partnerships Program from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Community Housing Network for the Parsons Place project.

The City is a participating jurisdiction receiving federal funds under the HOME Investment Partnerships program (HOME) of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The regulations of the program provide that funds may be used to assist first time homebuyers, for-profit and non-profit organizations with grants and no or low interest loans for projects designed to increase and preserve the local supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for low and moderate income families.

Community Housing Network (CHN) was founded in 1987. Since that time, the organization has provided permanent supportive housing (PSH) for thousands of people challenged with mental health conditions, addiction disorders and histories of homelessness. PSH is housing with linkages to services that help residents successfully maintain housing and flourish in other areas of their lives. Support services include social enrichment activities, behavioral health care, primary care, employment training and benefit management. CHN was established by the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County to be its housing agency for people with long-term mental health conditions who are able to live independently in the community with supportive services. In 1998, CHN expanded its mission to provide affordable housing for people with disabilities related to addiction, including people who are or have been chronically homeless

The City works in conjunction with the Ohio Housing Finance Authority (OHFA) to support housing development projects. The City receives applications...

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