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File #: 0561-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/25/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 3/16/2020 Final action: 3/19/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a contract with the Community Shelter Board for the purpose of continuing the City’s support for men, women, and families who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing homelessness in Columbus; to authorize the payment of expenses starting January 1, 2020; to authorize the expenditure of $5,389,650.00; and to declare an emergency. ($5,389,650.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0561-2020 2020-02-24 Houisng CSB 2020 Legislation
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of the Department Development to enter into contract with the Community Shelter Board (CSB) in an amount up to $5,389,650.00 to administer five initiatives to address homelessness in the City of Columbus and to authorize the payment of expenses starting January 1, 2020.

In prior years, the Director of Development had submitted five different ordinances to enter into five separate contracts, one for each initiative. In order to increase efficiencies in payments and reporting, all programs will be managed under one single contract in 2020, and in future years if this proves effective.

CSB has, and will continue, to administer the following five initiatives to address homelessness in our community: Continuum of Care Application, Crisis Response, Street Outreach Services, Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Services (formerly known as Rebuilding Lives), and the Safety Net Program (Emergency Shelter Grants). These programs provide support for men, women and families who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, homelessness in Columbus. The CSB leads a coordinated community effort to make sure everyone has a place to call home. The CSB is the collective impact organization driving strategy, accountability, collaboration, and resources to achieve the best outcomes for people facing homelessness in Columbus and Franklin County. The CSB will provide administration, oversight and monitoring of the City’s investment for each of these five initiatives. The City and the CSB are working together to effectively and efficiently help individuals and families resolve their housing crisis and maintain stability in permanent housing. Below is more detail and the amount for each program.

Continuum of Care (CoC) Consolidated Application ($10,000.00)
CSB is the designated Collaborative Applicant on behalf of the City of Columbus and Franklin County and will prepare the 2020 Consolidated Application for the Contin...

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