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File #: 20-5400   
Type: Procedural
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 10/29/2020
Posting Language: Approving the following items in connection with the Civtech SA Residency Program: [Ben Gorzell, Chief Financial Officer; Troy Elliott, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance]
Attachments: 1. Final Score Matrix, 2. Rise Civic Consulting Agreement, 3. Appledore Contract, 4. Contracts Disclosure Form_Appledore, Inc., 5. Contracts Disclosure Form_Rise Civic Consulting, 6. Draft Ordinance A, 7. Draft Ordinance B
Related files: 20-6334, 20-6335
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Civtech SA Residency Program Contracts


Approval of these ordinances will:

A) Authorize a contract with Rise Civic Consulting, LLC in the amount of $195,100.00 for the delivery, implementation, hosting and maintenance of a digital affordable housing portal for the Neighborhood and Housing Services Department. Funding is available from the General Fund.

B) Authorize a contract with Appledore, Inc., in the estimated total amount of $336,600.00 for a homeless encampment services outreach application platform to enhance homeless service coordination amongst organizations and street outreach staff working with the unsheltered homeless population for the Department of Human Services. Funding for this contract will be provided from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Street Outreach program.


The City of San Antonio (COSA) Neighborhood and Housing Services Department (NHSD) and Department of Human Services (DHS) were selected to participate in the 2019 CivTech Residency Program sponsored by the COSA Office of Innovation and Geekdom. The CivTech Residency program is designed to solicit partnership opportunities with technology companies to assist the City with a specific challenge/concern.

A. NHSD identified a need for a tool that would allow San Antonians experiencing low-income challenges with access to housing resources that not only fit their budget but also their lifestyle. The envisioned tool would empower community members to find housing in the neighborhoods they would like to live in and connect people needing second chance housing opportunities to landlords able to offer them.

B. The DHS Homeless Division identified the need to have user-friendly software to assess and document the needs and trends of those experiencing street homelessness in San Antoni...

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