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File #: 1513-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 5/20/2022 In control: Housing Committee
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of Development to execute a Grant Agreement with Rebuilding Together dba ModCon, in an amount up to $300,000.00 towards providing home repair services to residents of the City; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $50,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiatives Subfund; to authorize an expenditure of $250,000.00 from the Development Taxable Bonds Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($300,000.00)
Sponsors: Shayla Favor, Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. 1513-2022 Admin Modcon

Explanation

BACKGROUND:

This ordinance authorizes the Director of Development to execute a Grant Agreement with Rebuilding Together Central Ohio dba ModCon, in an amount up to $300,000.00 in support of two of the organization’s home repair programs.  The funding is a combination of $50,000.00 in General Fund and $250,000.00 in Capital funds.

 

ModCon Living assists homeowners through unique programs and services that help to sustain homes, improve quality of life and preserve affordable homeownership - Building Strong Neighborhoods and Pathways Out of Poverty; keeping vulnerable homeowners in the City of Columbus warm, safe, and dry in their homes.

 

This ordinance will fund two separate programs.  Safe at Home is a Citywide program that provides emergency home repair and modification services at no cost to vulnerable, senior, veteran, and/or disabled residents.  This ordinance will also support a newly established neighborhood-specific home repair program in the Southfield/Marion Franklin areas. 

 

Emergency action is necessary to avoid causing interruptions in the delivery of program services.

 

FISCAL IMPACT: Funding is available within the General Fund (1000), Neighborhood Initiatives Subfund (100018) for $50,000.00 and Development Taxable Bonds Fund (7739) for $250,000.00.

 

CONTRACT COMPLIANCE: the vendor number is 005045 and contract compliance renewal is pending.

 

 

Title

To authorize the Director of Development to execute a Grant Agreement with Rebuilding Together dba ModCon, in an amount up to $300,000.00 towards providing home repair services to residents of the City; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure of $50,000.00 within the Neighborhood Initiatives Subfund; to authorize an expenditure of $250,000.00 from the Development Taxable Bonds Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($300,000.00)

 

 

Body

 

WHEREAS, it is a top priority of Columbus City Council to support efforts that build strong neighborhoods, promote the creation of good-paying jobs, and develop pathways out of poverty; and

 

WHEREAS, Rebuilding Together Central Ohio dba ModCon seeks to provide the community with various home repair services; and

 

WHEREAS, the Director of Development desires to enter into a Grant Agreement with Rebuilding Together Central Ohio dba ModCon; and

 

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily operation of the Department of Development in that it is immediately necessary to authorize the Director to enter into a Grant Agreement with Rebuilding Together Central Ohio dba ModCon and make funding available to avoid causing interruptions in the delivery of program services, thereby preserving the public health, peace, property, safety, and welfare; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS:

 

SECTION 1. That the Director of the Department of Development is hereby authorized to enter into a Grant Agreement with Rebuilding Together Central Ohio dba ModCon in an amount up to $300,000.00 to provide various home repair services to residents of the City of Columbus.

 

SECTION 2. That from the unappropriated monies and from all monies estimated to come into said fund from any and all sources and unappropriated for any other purpose during the fiscal year ended December 31, 2022, the sum of $50,000.00 is appropriated in fund 1000 (General Fund), subfund 100018 (Neighborhoods Initiatives Subfund), Dept-Div 44-01 (Administration), in object class 03 (Services) per the account codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

SECTION 3. That for the purpose as stated in Section 1, the expenditure of $50,000.00, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized in fund 1000 (General Fund), subfund 100018 (Neighborhood Initiatives Subfund), Dept-Div 44-01 (Administration), in Object Class 03 (Services) per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

SECTION 4. That for the purpose as stated in Section 1, the expenditure of $250,000.00, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby authorized in fund 7739 (Development Taxable Bonds Fund), Dept-Div 44-01 (Administration), in Object Class 06 (Capital Outlay) per the accounting codes in the attachment to this ordinance.

SECTION 5.  Funds are hereby deemed appropriated and expenditures and transfers authorized to carry out the purposes of this ordinance and the City Auditor shall establish such accounting codes as necessary.

 

SECTION 6.  That the City Auditor is authorized to make any accounting changes to revise the funding source for all contracts or contract modifications associated with this ordinance.

 

SECTION 7. That for the reasons stated in the preamble hereto, which is hereby made a part hereof, this ordinance is hereby declared to be an emergency measure and shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Mayor, or ten days after passage if the Mayor neither approves nor vetoes the same.