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File #: 21-2074   
Type: Grant Applications and Awards
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 4/8/2021
Posting Language: Ordinance approving the submission of a HUD FY 2019 Housing Counseling Grant to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and acceptance upon award of an amount up to $29,831 for the period October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2021. [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; VerĂ³nica R. Soto, FAICP, Director, Neighborhood & Housing Services]
Attachments: 1. Draft Ordinance, 2. Ordinance 2021-04-08-0227
DEPARTMENT: Neighborhood and Housing Services


DEPARTMENT HEAD: Ver?nica R. Soto, FAICP


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

HUD FY 2020 Fair Housing and Housing Counseling Grant Ordinance for Grant Funding



SUMMARY:

Neighborhood and Housing Services Department (NHSD) requests approval of this Ordinance authorizing the following actions:

a) submission of a grant application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Housing Counseling Grant funds and acceptance upon award of an amount up to $29,831 for the HUD designated performance period October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2021 and approves a budget for the term of the grant; and

b) negotiation and execution of any and all necessary documents and a grant contract to effectuate the application and acceptance of this grant, and to execute grant contract amendments pertaining to the grant when approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, to include: a) carry-over funds; b) line item budget revisions; c) modifications to the performance measures so long as the terms stay within the general parameters of the intent of the grant; d) no cost extensions; e) supplemental grant funds in an amount up to 10% of the total amount initially awarded; f) reimbursement increases or decreases due to a change in the number of participant served; g) one-time equipment purchases or defined program services; and h) changes in regulations.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The City's Fair Housing/Housing Counseling Program (FHHC) has provided housing counseling services to homeowners as a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Certified Housing Counseling agency since 1979. FHHC supports the delivery of a wide variety of housing counseling services to homebuyers, homeowners, low to moderate income renters, and those in danger of or experiencing homelessness. Services are provided regardless of income. The primary goal of FHHC is to improve housing stability by:...

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