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File #: 1810-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/22/2020 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 7/27/2020 Final action: 7/30/2020
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to modify a contract with the IMPACT Community Action Agency in an amount up to $7,350,000.00 and modify the scope of services included in the original contract; to authorize an expenditure of up to $7,350,000.00; and to declare an emergency ($7,350,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD1810-2020 2020-07-22 Housing IMPACT Mod 2 CARES Act
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Director of Development to modify a contract with the IMPACT Community Action Agency (IMPACT) in an amount up to $7,350,000.00 and further modify the scope of services included in the contract.

On May 18, 2020, Columbus City Council passed Ordinance 1210-2020 to IMPACT Community Action Agency to provide $2,650,000.00 of CARES Act funding as matching funds for the Hope Program. On June 29, 2020, Columbus City Council passed Ordinance 1408-2020 to expand the range of eligible expenses for the program. Now that the program has been successfully launched, additional flexibility is needed for administration of the program along with the need for additional funds. This legislation will allow households who are at 80% of the area median income (AMI) as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to be served, increase the threshold of funding available to a household from $3,000 to $5,000, and allow first month’s rent and security deposits to be eligible expenses under the scope of services.

Original Contract $ 2,650,000.00 Ord. 1210-2020 PO230601
Modification 1 $ 0.00 Ord. 1408-2020
Modification 2 $ 7,350,000.00
Total contract amount $10,000,000.00

The services included in this contract cannot be provided by existing city employees because these services are beyond the City’s current staffing capacity to provide.

Emergency action is requested to provide funding to continue program services without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding is provided to the City of Columbus from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed by Congress and signed into law March 27, 2020, and funding is available in the Department of Development’s CARES Act fund.

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: the vendor’s vendor number is 001447 and is valid from 12/16/2019-12/16/2021

Title
To authorize the Director of Development to modify a contract with the IMPACT Community Action Agency...

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