04-0828R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (ESGP) FUNDS FOR THE 2005 PROGRAM YEAR AND AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS.

BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:

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

     WHEREAS, city council Resolution No. 04-0825, adopted December 20, 2004, approved the FY 2005 action plan portion of the Duluth consolidated plan for housing and community development FY 2005-2009; 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, as 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:

2005 ESG PROGRAM - FUND 260, PROJECT CD05ES

SUB-PROJECT

PROJECTS

AMOUNT

1244

CHUM Shelter

$ 20,000

1245

CHUM Drop-In Center

$ 9,000

2804

WTHC

$ 18,350

2509

Safe Haven Shelter

$ 20,100

1974

Life House, Harbor House

$ 14,450

2109

Veterans Outreach North

$ 5,100

2511

Salvation Army

$ 24,400

1050

AICHO, Dabinoo’Igan

$ 4,900

2001

LSS, Renaissance Trans. Living Program

$ 2,500

AD01

Administration

$ 4,630

 

Total

$123,430

 

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

Source of Funding

     2005 ESGP Grant        $123,430

     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 issued 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, the Neighborhood Forums 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 November 1, 2004 to December 1, 2004, on the 2005-2009 draft Consolidated Plan and the 2005 annual Action Plan, which includes recommended funding for the 2005 CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs. The CD Committee held a public hearing on December 7th to hear comments on the funding recommendations and then modified its initial amounts to reflect those comments. The final recommendations were approved on December 7, 2004, with concurrence of the Community Development Manager.


The 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 2005 ESG program.

     (b)  Authorizes contracts with agencies upon receipt HUD funding.


Contracts will have the appropriate addendums for affordability restrictions and recapture or resale provisions to ensure compliance with HUD regulations.


The following are the FY 2005 ESGP project activities:


Project Name: Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) Emergency Shelter

Project Summary: CHUM operates an congregate temporary emergency shelter for homeless men and women. CHUM also operates three temporary shelter units for homeless families. Through the CHUM Center, shelter residents receive assistance in obtaining transitional or permanent housing, help in applying for financial and medical assistance, meals and other support services.

Location: 125 North First Avenue West, Duluth, MN 55802.

Goal: 850 Persons

Funding Amount: $20,000


Project Name: Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) Drop-In Center

Project Summary: Through the CHUM Drop-In Center, homeless men, women and families receive support serivces, access and referral to essential services such as food and clothing, medical and mental health services, assistance in obtaining financial and medical benefits and assistance in obtaining permanent or transitional housing.

Location: 125 North First Avenue West, Duluth, MN 55802.

Goal: 1,800 Persons

Funding Amount: $9,000


Project Name: The Women's Transitional Housing Coalition (WTHC)

Project Summary: The Women's Transitional Housing Coalition operates 20 units of transitional housing for single women and women with children who are homeless. Transitional housing residents receive case management and other supportive services that focus on education, job training, children’s programming and follow-up services.

Location: 1401 East 2nd Street, Duluth, MN 55805

Goal: 110 Persons

Funding Amount: $18,250


Project Name: Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women

Project Summary: Safe Haven Shelter provides temporary emergency shelter for homeless battered women and their children. Along with advocacy and support, shelter residents receive assistance in obtaining transitional or permanent housing, assistance in applying for financial and medical assistance, child care services, transportation, mental health counseling and funds for rent deposits and other needs.

Location: P. O. Box 3558, Duluth, MN 55805

Goal: 450 Persons

Funding Amount: $20,100


Project Name: Life House - Harbor House Transitional Housing Program

Project Summary: Harbor House is a program of Life House that provides five units of transitional housing for homeless young women (under age 21) and teens with children. Transitional housing residents receive case management and other supportive services that focus on education, parenting, job seeking and follow-up services.

Location: 631 West Skyline Parkway

Goal: 13 persons

Funding Amount: $14,450


Project Name: Veterans Outreach North (VON)

Project Summary: Veterans Outreach North provides transtional housing, support services and assistance to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless. Veterans assisted receive case management services that focus on helping persons become self-sufficient and productive members of the community by addressing underlying causes of homelessness, such as financial resources, housing alcohol and chemical dependency, independent living skills and job skills.

Location: 101 West 2nd Street, Duluth, MN 55802.

Goal: 75 persons

Funding Amount: $5,100


Project Name: The Salvation Army Transitional Housing Program

Project Summary: The Salvation Army operates 16 units of transitional housing for homeless men and women with children and homeless women with children who are chemically dependent and in treatment programs. Transitional housing residents receive case management and other supportive services that focus on education, job training, children’s programming and follow-up services.

Location: 215 South 27th Avenue West, Duluth, MN 55806

Goal: 96 Persons

Funding Amount: $24,400


Project Name: American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO)

Dabinoo’lgan Battered Women’s Shelter

Project Summary: AICHO provides emergency shelter, advocacy, cultural activities and support services to, primarily Native American, women and children who are homeless as a result of fleeing situations of domestic violence. The shelter is located in the Central Hillside CDBG target neighborhood.

Location: 419 North First Avenue West

Goal: 80

Funding Amount: $4,900


Project Name: Lutheran Social Services (LSS) Renaissance Transitional Living

Project Summary: The Renaissance program provides transitional housing and on-site support services to homeless teens. The 6-bed housing program is located above the Life House Youth Center, located in the Central Hillside CDBG target neighborhood.

Location: 631 West Skyline Parkway

Goal: 25

Funding Amount: $ 2,500