BY COUNCILOR STAUBER:
WHEREAS, city council Resolution No. 07-0773, adopted December 17, 2007, approved the FY 2008 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:
2008 ESG PROGRAM - FUND 262, PROJECT CD08ES
SUBPROJECT PROJECTS AMOUNT
1244 CHUM Stabilization Services for Homeless $ 29,000
2109 Minnesota Assist. Council for Veterans - Duluth $ 17,200
2509 Battered Women’s Shelter Programs-Safe Haven $ 24,000
2511 Transitional Housing-Salvation Army and/orWCDO $ 42,700
1974 Life House, Harbor House $ 15,000
Program Administration $ 1,140
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the following is hereby designated as the financial resource for the above program:
Source of Funding
2008 ESGP Grant $125,000
2006 ESGP Grant 4,040
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the proper city officials are authorized to make the following transfer in 2006 emergency shelter grant program account:
Original Amount Revised
Budget of Change Budget
CD06ES 2804 WCDO Transitional Housing $18,650 -$4,040 $14,610
$4,040 - Total amount reprogrammed
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). 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 2, 2007 to December 3, 2007, on the 2008 annual Action Plan, which includes recommended funding for the 2008 CDBG, HOME, and ESG programs. The CD Committee held a public hearing on December 11th to hear comments on the funding recommendations and then modified its initial amounts to reflect those comments. The final recommendations were approved on December 11, 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 2008 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 2008 ESGP project activities:
Project Name: Stabilization Services for the Homeless - CHUM
Project Description: CHUM operates a day shelter and congregate temporary overnight emergency shelter for homeless men and women. CHUM also operates three temporary (30-day limit) emergency shelter units for homeless families. Through the CHUM Drop-In Center (located in the same building as the congregate-overnight shelter), participants receive assistance in obtaining transitional or permanent housing, help in applying for financial and medical assistance, meals and other support services. ESG funds are targeted towards the operation of the homeless facility.
Location: 125 North First Avenue West
Goal: 850 People
Amount Recommended: $29,000
Project Name: MN Assistance Council for Veterans-Duluth - MACV-Duluth
Project Description: The Duluth program of the MN Assistance Council for Veterans provides transitional housing, support services and other assistance to homeless veterans and veterans at risk of becoming homeless. Veterans participating in the program receive service and support 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 Second Street
Goal: 75 People
Amount Recommended: $17,200
Project Name: Battered Women=s Shelter Programs - Safe Haven Shelter for Battered Women
Project Description: Safe Haven Shelter and the American Indian Community Housing Organization=s Dabinoo=lgan Shelter programs provide temporary emergency shelter for homeless battered women and their children. Along with advocacy and support, shelter residents receive assistance is 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. Programming activities are supported through CDBG funds and operation of the shelters is supported through ESG funds.
Location: P. O. Box 3558, Duluth
Goal: 500 People
Amount Recommended: $24,000
Project Name: Transitional Housing Programs - Salvation Army
Project Description: 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. Women=s Community Development Organization operates 21 units of transitional housing for homeless women with children and homeless single women. Transitional housing residents receive case management and other supportive services that focus on education, job training, children=s programming and follow-up services. ESG funds support the operation of the facility, whereas CDBG funds support programming activities.
Location: 215 South 27th Avenue West
Goal: 180 Persons
Amount Recommended: $42,700
Project Name: Harbor House - Life House
Project Description: Harbor House is a program of Life House that provides five units of transitional housing for homeless young women/teens (under age 21) with children. Transitional housing residents receive case management and other supportive services that focus on education, parenting, job seeking, finding permanent housing and follow-up services. ESG funds are targeted for operation of the transitional housing facility.
Location: 631 West Skyline Parkway
Goal: 13 People
Amount Recommended: $15,000