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File #: 3143-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/22/2019 In control: Veterans & Senior Affairs Committee
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action: 12/12/2019
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville Beechwold Community Resource Center in support of their Senior Supportive Services program; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($40,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Ord 3143-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville Beechwold Community Resource Center in support of their Senior Supportive Services program.

The Community Beechwold Community Resource Center (CBCRC) is a neighborhood-based Settlement House with a wide array of services and 48 years of experience. All services are aimed at keeping seniors independent and living in their own homes for as long as possible. The CBCRC’s relationships with seniors are based on trust and a supportive, strength-based, relationship. Seniors know that when their initial need is met, Senior Supportive Services Program will provide help and referrals for other needs like housing, clothing, finances and other basic needs. Clients have access to CRC’s Choice Food Pantry, home visits, health assistance, social outings, grocery trips, and more. The CBCRC also provides advocacy for clients when they must navigate complex systems like Medicare and subsidized housing.

In 2018, CRC’s Senior Supportive Services Program served 577 unduplicated clients, age 60+ in 3 zip codes (43202, 43214, & 43224). Just as the number of seniors are growing, so has the Senior Supportive Services Program. Since 2013, this program has seen a 48% increase in clients in the program. Further, the seniors served by the program are vulnerable. For example, in 2018, 45% CRC senior clients are age 75+ and 59% make less than $19,000 a year.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any delay in providing funding in support of critical services for senior residents.

Title
To authorize Columbus City Council to enter into a grant agreement with the Clintonville Beechwold Community Resource Center in support of their Senior Supportive Services program; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($40...

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