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File #: 66230    Version: 1 Name: Transferring the 2021 Rethke Terrace supportive services contract and remaining funds from Heartland Alliance Health to Tellurian
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/30/2021 In control: Community Development Division
On agenda: 7/20/2021 Final action: 7/20/2021
Enactment date: 7/26/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00521
Title: Transferring the 2021 Rethke Terrace supportive services contract and remaining funds from Heartland Alliance Health to Tellurian
Sponsors: Christian A. Albouras, Nikki Conklin, Barbara Harrington-McKinney, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Charles Myadze
Fiscal Note
No additional City appropriation is required with proposed transfer of contracted services. The full $65,000 of approved contract funding will be transferred from Heartland Alliance Health to Tellurian. An RFP will likely be conducted later in 2021 to help determine the 2022 service provider for supportive services at Rethke Terrace.
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Transferring the 2021 Rethke Terrace supportive services contract and remaining funds from Heartland Alliance Health to Tellurian
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Background

In March of 2013, the Common Council passed a Resolution directing Planning, Community Development and CDA staff to explore locations, financing, and partnership options for the development of additional single-room occupancy housing for very low-income people within the City of Madison (the "SRO Report"). Staff submitted the SRO Report in June of 2013, which was accepted by the Council. In December of 2013, Heartland Housing and Heartland Alliance Health (formerly Heartland Health Outreach) responded to a City Request for Qualifications solicitation and were approved by the Council to develop (60 units) of permanent supportive housing, targeting single adults experiencing chronic homelessness, on Rethke Avenue, and to provide case management and supportive services to its residents. Rethke Terrace, a 60-unit studio apartment building located at 715 Rethke Avenue, opened in June of 2016 and Heartland Alliance Health began its work as the support services provider. In 2017, Heartland Alliance Health received a commitment of $65,000 of City funds per year under the Community Development Division’s 2017 Homeless Services Request for Proposals process. Earlier this year, Heartland Alliance Health informed Heartland Housing and CDD staff of its decision to withdraw from its role as support service provider and identified Tellurian as the agency to provide those services. This resolution seeks Council approval to transfer the supportive services contract, and City funding...

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