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File #: 2411-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/29/2022 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 9/19/2022 Final action: 9/21/2022
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to modify an agreement with the Community Shelter Board for the administration of the City's ESG-CV2 monies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in order to extend the time allowed to expend the funds and to further define the type of agreement as a “subward grant agreement”; and to declare an emergency. ($0.00)
Explanation
BACKGROUND: This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to modify an agreement with the Community Shelter Board for the administration of the City's ESG-CV2 monies from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in order to extend the time allowed to expend the funds and to further define the type of agreement as a “subward grant agreement.”

The City of Columbus received a letter of the awarded allocation dated June 9, 2020, from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for these special Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG-CV) Program funds. The letter states that “HUD is allocating to your jurisdiction the amount of $8,102,095.00, as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136.” Recently, HUD announced that the expenditure of these funds have been extended one year, to September 30, 2023.

These special ESG-CV2 funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance, and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

The Community Shelter Board (CSB), a non-profit organization, has been selected because of their history with the city and the homeless service community in the funding and coordination of services to homeless individuals and families as well as their established administrative procedures to effectively and efficiently implement such services. CSB is a recipient of the City’s regular ESG allocation of funds from HUD.

The Community Shelter Board (CSB) will work with its partners to continue to operate a shelter for isolation and quarantine to care for people experiencing homelessness who have COVID-19 or have been exposed. They will continue operation of the social distancing shelters and the isolation and quarantine shelter.

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