DISCLAIMER

 

07-0776R


RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A REQUEST FOR HUD EMERGENCY SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (ESGP) FUNDS FOR THE 2008 PROGRAM YEAR, AS WELL AS APPROVING THE REALLOCATION OF CERTAIN PRIOR ESGP FUNDS AND AUTHORIZING CONTRACTS.

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

           and/or /AICHO

2511       Transitional Housing-Salvation Army and/orWCDO       $ 42,700

1974       Life House, Harbor House                             $ 15,000

           Program Administration                               $ 1,140

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                 Total                                          $129,040

     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

     Total                  $129,040

     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

2006

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:


08-ES-01

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


08-ES-02

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


08-ES-03

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


08-ES-04

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


08-ES-05

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