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File #: 31990    Version: 1 Name: Approve the use of up to $2,663 in ESG funds for the purpose of creating a Homeless Services Consortium website.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/23/2013 In control: BOARD OF ESTIMATES (ended 4/2017)
On agenda: 12/3/2013 Final action: 12/3/2013
Enactment date: 12/5/2013 Enactment #: RES-13-00871
Title: Approve the use of up to $2,663 in ESG funds to for the purpose of creating a Homeless Services Consortium website.
Sponsors: Maurice S. Cheeks, Lauren Cnare, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel
Fiscal Note
The Community Development Division included $2,663 of ESG funds in the 2013 budget to pay for required homeless management information services (HMIS) provided by the State Division of Housing. The CD Division was recently informed by state Division of Housing staff that they will not be billing the City this year as a result of anticipated State program changes. CDD proposes to shift the use of these funds to assist the Homeless Services Consortium create a website.
Title
Approve the use of up to $2,663 in ESG funds to for the purpose of creating a Homeless Services Consortium website.
Body
The Homeless Services Consortium, which serves as the HUD-recognized Continuum of Care for Dane County, wants to create a website to provide information to consumers, service providers and the general public on issues related to homelessness. The city has been an active member of the HSC since its inception and would like to assist the HSC in developing this website. An HSC Website Committee has been formed and while some of the committee members have technical skills necessary to create a website, they lack the time and would benefit from outside assistance.

In the summer of 2012, CDD sponsored an ASPIRE Intern who created a template for a HSC website. The ESG funds would be used to pay a vendor for the work to supplement what was already created by the CDD intern.

In order to make efficient use of limited resources, the HSC, CDD and Community Action Coalition agree it makes sense to combine the planned HSC website with another website now being developed by Community Action Coalition in their role as the provider of coordinated intake and assessment services. CDD selected Community Action Coalition through an RFP process to provide the HUD-mandated coordinated services. In addition to a toll-free phone number, Community Action Coalition will create a website, danecountyhomeless.org, which will direct persons to the coordinated assessment program. A comb...

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