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File #: 65271    Version: 1 Name: Accepting funds from the State of Wisconsin, awarded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133), to help prevent evictions and promote housing stability for eligible households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, amending the Community Deve
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/28/2021 In control: Community Development Division
On agenda: 5/18/2021 Final action: 5/18/2021
Enactment date: 5/24/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00371
Title: Accepting funds from the State of Wisconsin, awarded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133), to help prevent evictions and promote housing stability for eligible households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, amending the Community Development Division’s 2021 Operating Budget to reflect receipt of those funds, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with Benevate Inc. to gain access to its Neighborly Software, a centralized database, for use in implementing a rental assistance program in the City of Madison.
Sponsors: Syed Abbas, Christian A. Albouras, Nikki Conklin, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Gary Halverson, Sheri Carter, Jael Currie, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Charles Myadze, Lindsay Lemmer
Attachments: 1. Emergency Rental Assistance Report 5.6.21.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes the City to accept $9.3 million of Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program funding, from the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration, to help prevent evictions and promote housing stability among eligible households in Madison. This resolution also authorizes a 12-month, $90,000 purchase of services contract with Benevate, Inc for the use of the Neighborly Software to implement rental assistance program. The Community Development Division will undertake an open application process to select one or more community partners to help with the administration of the rental assistance funds and to return to the Council with recommendations. The 2021 adopted operating budget will be amended to appropriate the $9.3 million of intergovernmental revenue for grants and purchased services in the Community Development Division-Affordable Housing.
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Accepting funds from the State of Wisconsin, awarded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133), to help prevent evictions and promote housing stability for eligible households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, amending the Community Development Division’s 2021 Operating Budget to reflect receipt of those funds, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an agreement with Benevate Inc. to gain access to its Neighborly Software, a centralized database, for use in implementing a rental assistance program in the City of Madison.
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Background:
On January 19, 2021, the Common Council adopted RES 21-00042, Legistar File #63792, to accept the first allocation of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) funds from the United States Treasury Department awarded to the City of Madison under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133). The funds are for use to help prevent evictions and promote housing stability for eligible households affected by COVID-19 pandemic. These funds were used, in concert with those allocated to Dane County, to establish t...

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