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File #: 2555-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/5/2020 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 11/9/2020 Final action: 11/12/2020
Title: To authorize Columbus City Council to modify and increase a grant agreement with the Columbus Next Generation Corporation in support of the Greater Linden Rental and Mortgage Assistance Program; to authorize a transfer of appropriations within the CARES Act fund; to authorize an expenditure of $53,101.00 within the CARES Act fund; and to declare an emergency. ($53,101.00)
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Priscilla Tyson
Attachments: 1. Ord 2555-2020 Legislation Template
Explanation

BACKGROUND

The purpose of this ordinance is to authorize Columbus City Council to modify and increase a grant agreement with Columbus Next Generation Corporation (CNGC) to provide rental and mortgage assistance to Linden and surrounding area residents and small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The original ordinance, 2079-2020, was passed on September 21, 2020 using $228,336.00 in funding from the CARES Act fund.

The Greater Linden Rental and Mortgage Assistance project provides rental and/or mortgage assistance to residents and small businesses in South and North Linden neighborhoods that have been impacted by COVID-19. CNGC is partnering with C.R.A.C.K. House Ministries, which provides the necessary administrative support to accept and process applications for the assistance to residents and business owners. CNGC is overseeing the application approval process. The funds are utilized to pay up to $6,000 of delinquent rents/mortgages per applicant/address. Funds can also be utilized to cover delinquent electric and/or water charges if they are included as part of the monthly rent or mortgage.

In discussions with CNGC staff, there have been numerous requests for assistance from individuals outside of, but adjacent to the Linden area (zip codes 43224 and 43219). In an effort to afford assistance to some of those individuals, Council intends to modify and increase the grant agreement to expand the service area of the program and add additional funding.

Columbus City Council is supporting this project with $53,101.00 in funding from the CARES Act fund.


EMERGENCY DESIGNATION: Emergency action is requested in order to immediately provide the funds necessary to assist the residents and businesses in need.


FISCAL IMPACT: Total appropriation is $53,101.00 and is available in the CARES Act fund.


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To authorize Columbus City Council to modify and increase a grant agreement with the Columbus Next Generation Corporation in support of th...

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