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File #: 2887-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 10/30/2019 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Columbus Housing Partnership dba Homeport (Homeport) for the Resident Services Program; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Emergency Human Services subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($55,000.00)
Sponsors: Priscilla Tyson
Attachments: 1. Ord 2887-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Columbus Housing Partnership dba Homeport (Homeport) for the Resident Services Program.

The Resident Services Program supports Columbus area residents, primarily single parent households, in maintaining stable housing and advancing along a continuum of economic security. The Resident Services Program will aid families in imminent threat of eviction with emergency financial assistance paired with financial counseling and coaching services, and provide linkages, referrals and priority access to community resources.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Emergency Human Services subfund.

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any disruption in service for at-risk residents.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with the Columbus Housing Partnership dba Homeport (Homeport) for the Resident Services Program; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Emergency Human Services subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($55,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, Homeport is the largest local provider of affordable housing in Central Ohio with 36 affordable rental communities and over 6,200 residents; and

WHEREAS, The Resident Services Program supports Columbus area residents, primarily single parent households, in maintaining stable housing and advancing along a continuum of economic security; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily business of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to authorize a grant agreement with Homeport in order to avoid any disruption in service for at-risk residents and to preserve the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

SECTION 1. That the Director of the Department of Development is hereby authorized and directed to ...

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