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File #: 0490-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 2/22/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 3/29/2021 Final action: 4/1/2021
Title: To authorize the appropriation of $1,585,171.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grants Fund to Columbus Public Health for the 2021 HOPWA Program; and to declare an emergency. ($1,585,171.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD 0490-2021 DAX Info (HOPWA 2021 Appropriation)
Explanation
BACKGROUND: The 2021 Action Plan Budget and the annual filing of the plan application with the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development was authorized by Ord No. 2345-2020. This ordinance is needed to appropriate $1,585,171.00 in grant monies to fund the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) grant program.

The HOPWA program provides for the implementation of long-term comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of low income persons with HIV/AIDS and their families. Eligible activities include providing housing information services; resource identification; acquisition, rehabilitation, conversion, lease, and repair of facilities to provide housing and services; new construction of housing units; project or tenant-based rental assistance; short-term rent, mortgage and utility payments; supportive services; technical assistance and administrative support.

This grant is for the period January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021.

Emergency action is requested to allow the financial transaction to be posted in the city's accounting system as soon as possible. Up to date financial posting promotes accurate accounting and financial management.

FISCAL IMPACT: This program is entirely funded by HUD and does not generate revenue or require a city match.

Title
To authorize the appropriation of $1,585,171.00 from the unappropriated balance of the General Government Grants Fund to Columbus Public Health for the 2021 HOPWA Program; and to declare an emergency. ($1,585,171.00)

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WHEREAS, the City of Columbus is an entitlement jurisdiction and anticipates receiving a 2021 funding award from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the implementation of comprehensive strategies for meeting the housing needs of persons with HIV/AIDS under the HOPWA program; and

WHEREAS, this ordinance is submitted as an emergency so as to allow the financial transaction to be posted in the city's accounting s...

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