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CITY OF HOUSTON - CITY COUNCIL

Meeting Date: 10/27/2020
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Item Creation Date: 9/24/2020

HCD20-134 Northwest Assistance Ministries

Agenda Item#: 12.


 
                               
Summary:

ORDINANCE approving and authorizing Subrecipient Agreement between City of Houston and NORTHWEST ASSISTANCE MINISTRIES to provide up to $494,074.00 in Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus Response Funds for providing Diversion Services to persons impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Background:
  • The Housing and Community Development Department (HCDD) recommends Council approval of an Ordinance authorizing a Subrecipient Agreement between the City of Houston (City) and Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM), providing up to $494,074.00 in Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV) funds to help prevent and respond to the impacts of COVID-19.  

 

NAM will provide Diversion services to a minimum of 100 unduplicated persons who have been impacted by COVID-19. 

 

FUNDING SOURCE

AMOUNT

Percent

CDBG-CV (Direct Services)

$449,158.00

91%

CDBG-CV (Indirect – Administration)

$44,916.00

9%

Total

$494,074.00

100%

 

The Way Home developed the COVID CARES Housing Plan (CCHP) to support Houston’s most vulnerable residents impacted by COVID-19 – people experiencing homelessness. Through The Way Home a collaborative partnership was developed specifically to support CCHP, which includes: City of Houston’s HCDD, Harris County’s Community Services Department, and the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston and Harris County. Applications for Request for Expression of Interest (REI) from qualified agencies were accepted by the three partners in July 2020. NAM was one of the applicants recommended by the CCHP partners in the first round of funding.

 

This agreement provides funding from November 1, 2020 – October 31, 2022. This is Northwest Assistance Ministries’ first Public Services contract with the City of Houston.

 

*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).

 

No Fiscal Note is required on grant items.

 

 

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Tom McCasland, Director

Amount and Source of Funding:

$494,074.00 Federal Government - Grant Fund (5000)

Contact Information:

Roxanne Lawson

(832) 394-6307

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