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File #: ID 20-0444    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 7/21/2020 Final action: 7/21/2020
Title: Ordinance Amending State, Federal and Other Grants Fund Budget in the Amount of $10,000 for the Appropriation of the FY 2020 Fair Housing Training Program Grant Funds
Attachments: 1. HUD Award FY2020.pdf, 2. 20-0444 ORD HUD Award FY2020.pdf
Title
Ordinance Amending State, Federal and Other Grants Fund Budget in the Amount of $10,000 for the Appropriation of the FY 2020 Fair Housing Training Program Grant Funds

Body
Council Priority: Ensure Fiscal Stewardship, Transparency, & Accountability

Department: Human Relations
Council District: City-wide

Public Hearing: N/A
Advertising Date/By: July 7, 2020

Contact 1 and Phone: Marion Davis, 373-2038
Contact 2 and Phone: Love Crossling, 373-2038

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this ordinance is to appropriate grant funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the amount of $10,000 for partnership funds to enhance fair housing education and outreach. A budget ordinance needs to be approved by the City Council to permit the expenditure of funds.

BACKGROUND:
The City has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between HUD and the Human Relations Department designating the department as a Fair Housing Assistance Program. Human Relations receives federal monies for cases that are required to be investigated under the City's Fair Housing Ordinance. The Human Relations Department is awarded payment in the amount of $10,000 for the period (July 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021). The Award amount is applied towards education and outreach.

The department receives a recurring grant annually from HUD based on the number of fair housing cases investigated the previous fiscal year. An agreement with the City of Greensboro and federal government, related to its receipt of fair housing federal grant funds requires the City to affirmatively further fair housing. The City's Fair Housing Ordinance and its Fair Housing Assistance Program are two of the ways that Greensboro meets this commitment.

BUDGET IMPACT:
This grant, in the amount of $10,000 represents federal funding for partnership services provided by the City and does not require any additional City funding. The grant will be appropriated to the FY2020 Fair Housing Training Program ...

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