00-0308R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE HOME PROGRAM ADMINISTRATION AGREEMENT FOR TENANT-BASED RENTAL ASSISTANCE WITH HOUSING AND REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF DULUTH, MINNESOTA, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $70,000.

BY PRESIDENT GILBERT:

RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to enter into a HOME program administration agreement for tenant-based rental assistance, substantially in the form of that on file in the office of the city clerk as Public Document No. , with Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Duluth, Minnesota (HRA), in an amount not to exceed $70,000, payable from the 2000 Federal Home Program Fund 260, Agency 020, Organization 2601, Object H005.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE: This resolution authorizes an agreement with the HRA to administer the tenant-based rental assistance program. As part of the approved FY00 Action Plan of the City of Duluth's Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development, $63,000 of the City's annual HUD HOME allocation will be used to provide rental assistance to homeless families and $7,000 will be used to reimburse the HRA's administrative costs. This program will assist families in securing permanent housing when graduating from transitional housing programs or when receiving homelessness prevention funds. An estimated 15-20 rental subsidies will be available at any one time. Eligible families will receive assistance for an apartment of their choice, provided the unit meets basic standards. HRA has been operating the program since 1997.