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Meeting Date: 3/26/2019
District D
Item Creation Date: 2/19/2019

HCD19-19 The Men’s Center dba recenter

Agenda Item#: 16.


ORDINANCE approving and authorizing contract between the City of Houston and the MEN’S CENTER, INCORPORATED DBA RECENTER, to provide Community Development Block Grant Funds for Program Administration Costs to Deliver Case Management Supportive Services to Current Emergency and Transitional Housing Residents - $130,000.00 - Grant Funds - DISTRICT D - BOYKINS


The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) recommends approval of a contract between The Men’s Center dba Recenter and the City of Houston to provide up to $130,000.00 in Community Development Block Grant funds for program and administration costs to deliver case management supportive services to a minimum of 100 emergency and transitional housing residents who are recovering from alcohol and/or drug abuse.


Services will include helping residents gain access to medical, social and educational services, provide direct assistance in gaining access to coordination of care, case oversight and linkage of appropriate services, and providing bus passes to ensure that residents can access essential services such as medical, legal, educational and workforce development. This is a part of LifeMap, recenter’s flagship program.


By providing alcohol and drug addiction services, recenter will assist individuals in leading more productive and sustainable lives. The Men’s Center dba recenter began receiving Public Service funds in 2016.



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HCDD conducted a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Public Services contracts for fiscal year 2019 with a one-year renewal option for fiscal year 2020. The Men’s Center dba recenter was one of the agencies selected. This contract term will be April 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.


No Fiscal Note is required on grant items.


This item was reviewed by the Housing & Community Affairs Committee on February 19, 2019.




Tom McCasland, Director

Amount and Source of Funding:


Federal Government – Grant Funded

Fund 5000

Contact Information:

Roxanne Lawson

Phone: (832) 394-6307

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