BY COUNCILOR GILBERT:
WHEREAS, City Council Resolution No. 05-0864, adopted December 19, 2005, approved the FY 2006 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).
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 following is hereby designated as the financial resource for the above program:
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 emergency shelter grant program (ESGP) 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 4, 2005, to December 5, 2005, on the 2005 annual action plan, which includes recommended funding for the 2006 CDBG, HOME and ESG programs. The CD committee held a public hearing on December 6 to hear comments on the funding recommendations and then modified its initial amounts to reflect those comments. The final recommendations were approved on December 6, 2005, 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 2006 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 2006 ESGP project activities:
EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM
Project Name: Churches United in Ministry (CHUM) Emergency Shelter.
Project Summary: CHUM operates a congregate temporary drop-in day shelter and overnight emergency shelter for homeless individual men and women. CHUM also operates three temporary, emergency shelter units for homeless families. Through the CHUM Shelter Program, Homeless families and individuals can receive up to 30 days of overnight shelter, and assistance in obtaining transitional or permanent housing, help in applying for financial and medical assistance, meals and other support services.
Location: 102 West Second Street
Goal: 850 Persons
Funding Amount: $29,000
Project Name: Women's Transitional Housing (WTH)—a program of the Women’s Community Development Organization
Project Summary: The Women's Community Development Organization operates, under the Transitional Housing Program, 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 Second Street, Apartment A
Goal: 105 Persons
Funding Amount: $18,650
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
Goal: 400 Persons
Funding Amount: $20,100
Project Name: Dabinoo’lgan Battered Women’s Shelter
Project Summary: Operated by the American Indian Community Housing Organization (AICHO), Dabinoo’lgan provides ten beds of temporary emergency shelter for homeless battered women, primarily Native American 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, transportation assistance, child care assistance, culturally specific counseling and activities, and funds for rent deposits and other needs.
Location: 419 North First Avenue West, Apartment C
Goal: 80 Persons
Funding Amount: $4,000
Project Name: Harbor House Teen Transitional Housing Program
Project Summary: Harbor House, a program of Life House, 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: 102 West First Street
Goal: 13 people
Funding Amount: $14,750
Project Name: Veterans Outreach North (VON)
Project Summary: A program of the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans, Veterans Outreach North provides transitional 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 individuals 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 Second Street, Suite 211A
Goal: 75 persons
Funding Amount: $5,400
Project Name: The Salvation Army Family 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
Goal: 95 Persons
Funding Amount: $24,700
Project Name: Renaissance Teen Transitional Housing Program
Project Summary: A program of Lutheran Social Services, Renaissance House provides six units of transitional housing for homeless young men and women (ages 16-21). Transitional housing residents receive case management and other supportive services that focus on education, job seeking, life skills, and follow-up services.
Location: 104 West First Street
Goal: 22 teens
Funding Amount: $2,150