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CITY OF HOUSTON - CITY COUNCIL

Meeting Date: 6/30/2020
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Item Creation Date: 5/1/2020

HCD20-88 HOME TBRA COVID-19

Agenda Item#: 17.


 
                               
Summary:

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and HOUSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY to provide up to $8,000,000.00 in Home Investment Partnerships Funds and $1,022,224.00 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds for the administration of Emergency and Short-Term Financial Assistance, including Tenant Based Rental Assistance and Housing Services, needed to serve individuals and/or families in sustaining housing and provide temporary stabilizing services to individuals and/or families experiencing potential homelessness during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Background:

The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) recommends Council approval of an Ordinance authorizing a Contract between the City of Houston (City) and the Houston Housing Authority, providing up to $8,000,000.00 in HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) funds and $1,022,224.00 in Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus response (CDBG-CV) funds for the administration and operation of the COVID-19 financial assistance program provided by the CARES Act. Through this contract the Houston Housing Authority will administer program services, including direct rental and utility assistance, to approximately 1,000 low to moderate income households finding themselves homeless as a result of COVID-19 stay at home orders. The HOME TBRA funds will provide direct rental and utility assistance for a period of 3 to 12 months, depending on specific household needs. 

 

Category

Total Contract Amount

Percent

Administrative

$0.00

0%

CDBG-CV

$1,022,224.00

11.33%

HOME TBRA

$8,000,000.00

88.67%

Total

$9,022,224.00

100.00%

 

Entry into this program will be through The Way Home Houston’s Coordinated Access system. This contract period is from July 15, 2020 – December 31, 2021.

 

*On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, authorized a special allocation of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to states and local jurisdictions to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19).

 

Fiscal Note: No Fiscal Note is required on grant items.

 

This item was reviewed by the Housing and Community Affairs Committee on May 26, 2020.

 

____________________________________________

Tom McCasland, Director

Amount and Source of Funding:

$9,022,224.00    

Federal Government – Grant Fund

Fund 5000

Contact Information:

Roxanne Lawson

Phone: (832) 394-6307

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