Agenda Item # 1

Columbus Consolidated Government

Council Meeting

06/11/2013

Agenda Report # 90


TO: Mayor and Council

SUBJECT: Fair Housing Organization Initiative Grant

INITIATED BY: Marilyn Denson, Community Reinvestment


Recommendation: Approval is requested to submit an application and, if approved, accept the 2013 Fair Housing Organization Initiative Grant in the amount of $150,000 or as otherwise awarded, with no local match required, and to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount awarded and authorize the City Manager to execute all relevant documents for the grant.

Background: Fair Housing Organization Initiative is a highly competitive grant that awards up to $325,000 to eligible applicants to produce fair housing for communities. The application must address the need for the funding and how the fund would be of use to our community. The application is for developing a plan for capacity building for fair housing for the City. The grant is scheduled to be awarded in the fall of 2013 and grantees will be given 24 months to complete use of the funding for fair housing. Staff is requesting $150,000.

Analysis: Developing a plan for Capacity Building for Fair Housing in the City.

Financial Considerations: No matching funding are required for the Fair Housing Organization Initiative Grant.

Projected Annual Fiscal Impact Statement: There are no projected impacts.

Legal Considerations: Council must approve the pursuit of any grant.

Recommendations/ Actions: Authorize the City Manager to submit and, if approved, accept the 2013 Fair Housing Organization Initiative Grant and authorize the City Manager to execute all relevant documents for the grant.


A RESOLUTION

NO. _____


A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION FOR A 2013 FAIR HOUSING ORGANIZATION INITIATIVE GRANT FROM THE U. S. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN THE AMOUNT OF $150,000 OR AS OTHERWISE AWARDED, WITH NO LOCAL MATCH REQUIRED, AND TO AMEND THE MULTI-GOVERNMENTAL FUND IN THE AMOUNT OF THE AWARD AND AUTHORIZING THE CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE ALL RELEVANT DOCUMENTS.

WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has issued a Notice of Funding Availability for the 2013 Fair Housing Organization Initiative Grant; and,

NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

That the City Manager is hereby authorized to submit an application and if approved, accept the 2013 Fair Housing Organization Initiative Grant of up to $325,000 and authorize execution of all relevant documents. Authorization is also requested to amend the Multi-Governmental Fund by the amount of the grant.


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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia, held the _________ day of _____________ 2013, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of
_____________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting __________.
Councilor Baker voting __________.
Councilor Barnes voting __________.
Councilor Davis voting __________.
Councilor Henderson voting __________.
Councilor Huff voting __________.
Councilor McDaniel voting __________.
Councilor Turner Pugh voting __________.
Councilor Thomas voting __________.
Councilor Woodson voting __________.

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Tiny B. Washington, Clerk of Council Teresa Pike Tomlinson, Mayor