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File #: 2081-2021    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/20/2021 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action: 9/16/2021
Title: To authorize the Executive Director of the Office of CelebrateOne to enter into contract with The Homeless Families Foundation for the Housing Pregnant Women program; to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)
Attachments: 1. 2081-2021 Fiscal .pdf
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Executive Director of the Office of CelebrateOne to enter into a contract with The Homeless Families Foundation for the Housing Pregnant Women (HPW) program. The contract amount of $75,000.00 is funded from the general fund and will be for the period of July 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

In late 2020, the City of Columbus awarded ESG-CV funds to the Community Shelter Board (CSB) in an effort to establish a new program - HPW. The goal of this program is to ensure that pregnant women who are at imminent risk of homelessness receive homelessness prevention assistance and avoid entering emergency shelter. They will receive rapid re-housing services to quickly re-house and stabilize the household. CSB is partnering with CelebrateOne to manage this project and the contracted support services being provided by The Homeless Families Foundation (HFF).

Specifically, these funds will be used to establish a client assistance fund for participants enrolled in the HPW program. The fund is intended to be a flexible set of resources to be used for payment of expenses that serve as barriers to stable housing like unexpected or unmet financial needs. The fund is administered by HFF to help HPW clients remain stably housed.

Emergency designation: This ordinance is submitted as an emergency so as to not delay program services and to allow the financial transactions to be posted to the City’s accounting system as soon as possible.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding for this program is available in the general fund. This ordinance is contingent on the passage of Ordinance 1911-2021.


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To authorize the Executive Director of the Office of CelebrateOne to enter into contract with The Homeless Families Foundation for the Housing Pregnant Women program; to authorize the expenditure of $75,000.00; and to declare an emergency. ($75,000.00)

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WHEREAS, $75,000.00 is available in the general fund for the Housing Pregnant Women Prog...

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