01-0071R

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (ESG) FUNDS FOR THE 2001 PROGRAM YEAR AND AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

        WHEREAS, Regulation 24 CFR Part 91 issues by the U. S. department of housing and urban development (HUD) requires the city to submit and receive HUD approval of a five-year consolidated plan and annual action plan as part of a HUD-approved five-year consolidated plan for the city of Duluth; and

        WHEREAS, City Council Resolution No. 01-0068, adopted January 29, 2001, approved the FY 2001-2005 consolidated plan and the FY 2001 action plan portion of the Duluth consolidated plan for housing and community development FY 2001-2005; and

        WHEREAS, the secretary of HUD is authorized to make grants to cities and/or counties to finance local community development programs, approved in accordance with the provisions of Title I of said act, as well as grants under the Cranston-Gonzales National Affordable Housing Act of 1990, an amended, (the HOME program), and the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, as amended, (the emergency shelter grant - ESG - program); and

        WHEREAS, the city of Duluth desires to continue to carry out HUD-funded programs.

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to make and submit appropriate documentation to HUD for those projects and corresponding funding levels as set forth below.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are hereby authorized to make and submit appropriate documentation to HUD for those projects and corresponding funding levels set forth below:
 

2001 ESG Program
5434 Emergency shelter or transitional housing operation
Veterans Outreach North-MACVP-VON $ 4,925
CHUM emergency shelter 16,925
CHUM drop-in center 11,300
Transitional housing - WTHC 17,925
Oshki Odaadiziwini Waaka-Igan-AICHO 7,675
Dabiboo'Igan 6,925
Shelter operations - Women's Coalition 16,925
Harbor house - Life House 14,175
Family transitional housing - Salvation Army 23,550
5495 Program administration  4,675
Total $125,000

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following is hereby designated as the financial resource for the above program:
 

Source of Funding
2001 ESGP grant $125,000

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the city of Duluth and its officials are authorized and directed to assume full responsibility for assuring that its community development program is carried out in full compliance with the provisions of the acts implementing the programs and all regulations of HUD issues pursuant thereto. This authorization shall also apply to existing programs with the city and HUD under the HUD CDBG, HOME and ESG programs.

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the appropriate city officials are authorized to execute the appropriate agreements with these agencies upon receipt of approval of HUD funds.


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:  This resolution reflects comments from organizations and citizens as related to funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. In addition to citizens and subcommittees, five neighborhood coalitions (NCs), the Neighborhood Advisory Council (NAC) and the Community Development Committee (CD Committee) each played a role in the recommendations contained in the resolution. There was also a 30-day public comment period from December 15, 2000 to January 15, 2001, on the draft FY 2001-2005 Consolidated Plan and draft 2001 annual Action Plan, which includes recommended funding for the 2001 CDBG, HOME and ESG programs. The CD Committee held a public hearing on January 17 to hear comments on the funding recommendations and then modified its initial amounts to reflect those comments. The final recommendations were approved on January 17, 2001.

This resolution, in addition to authorizing application for grant funds and administration of same when received, also takes the following actions:
        (a)    Allocates funds by project for the 2001 ESGP program
        (b)    Authorized contracts with agencies upon receipt of HUD funding.

The following are the FY 2001 ESGP project activities:

Project Name: Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) Emergency Shelter
Project Summary: CHUM will provide overnight emergency shelter to homeless individuals in a 52 bed congregate shelter and homeless families in a three apartment shelter
Location: 121 North 1st Avenue West and 214 North 2nd Avenue East
Goal: 1,200 Homeless Persons (7% of 5 Year Goal)
Funding Amount: $16,925 Operation of homeless shelter
Match: $16,925 United Way and private foundation

Project Name: Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) Drop-In Center
Project Summary: CHUM will provide day shelter for homeless individuals and families
Location: 102 West 2nd Street
Goal: 1,600 Homeless Persons (9.4% of 5 Year Goal)
Funding Amount: $11,300 Operation of homeless shelter
Match: $11,300 United Way and private foundation

Project Name: Women's Transitional Housing Coalition (WTHC) Transitional Housing
Project Summary: WTHC will provide transitional housing to homeless women with or without children
Location: 1401 East 2nd Street and 2001 West 3rd Street
Goal: 85 Persons (8.3% of 5 Year Goal)
Funding Amount: $17,925 Operation of transitional housing program
Match: $17,925 United Way

Project Name: Life House's Harbor Housing
Project Summary: Life House will provide transitional housing to homeless girls with or without children
Location: 631 West Skyline Parkway
Goal: 8 Persons (.8% of 5 Year Goal)
Funding Amount: $14,175 Operation of transitional housing program
Match: $14,175 State of Minnesota

Project Name: The Salvation Army Transitional Housing
Project Summary: The Salvation Army will provide 16 units of transitional housing to homeless men or women with children, and couples with children.
Location: East Hillside, Lincoln Park, Central Hillside and Park Point
Goal: 87 Persons (8.5 of 5 Year Goal)
Funding Amount: $23,550 Operation of transitional housing program
Match: $23,550 United Way

Project Name: Women's Coalition Shelter
Project Summary: The Women's Coalition will provide emergency shelter to battered women and their children
Location: PO Box 3558
Goal: 450 Persons (2.6% of 5 Year Goal)
Funding Amount: $16,925 Operation of homeless shelter
Match: $16,925 St. Louis County

Project Name: American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) Shelter
Project Summary: AICHO will provide emergency shelter to battered Native American women and their children
Location: 419 North 1st Avenue West
Goal: 135 Persons (.8% of 5 Year Goal)
Funding Amount: $6,925 Operation of homeless shelter
Match: $6,925 Minnesota Center for Crime Victims

Project Name: American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO) Transitional Housing
Project Summary: AICHO will provide transitional housing to homeless Native American women and their children
Location: 419 North 1st Avenue West
Goal: 23 Persons (2.2% of 5 Year Goal)
Funding Amount: $7,675 Operation of transitional housing program
Match: $7,675 State of Minnesota

Project Name: Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans' Veterans Outreach North (VON)
Project Summary: VON will provide emergency shelter to homeless men and women who are veterans of the Armed Forces
Location: 101 West 2nd Street
Goal: 50 Persons (.3% of 5 Year Goal)
Funding Amount: $4,925 Operation of emergency shelter
Match: Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Project Name: Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESGP) Administration
Project Summary: City administration of Year 2001 ESGP grants to non-profit homeless providers.
Location: Room 407, Community Development Office, City Hall
Goal: 3,638 Persons (20% of 5 Year Goal)
Funding Amount: $4,675 Administration
Match: $4,675 CDBG