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File #: 66681    Version: 1 Name: Accepting additional funds from the State of Wisconsin, awarded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (HR 133), to sustain efforts to prevent evictions and promote housing stability for eligible households in Madison and Dane County affected by
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/28/2021 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action: 8/3/2021
Enactment date: 8/6/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00557
Title: Accepting additional funds from the State of Wisconsin, awarded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (HR 133), to sustain efforts to prevent evictions and promote housing stability for eligible households in Madison and Dane County affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, amending the Community Development Division’s 2021 Operating Budget to reflect receipt and use of these funds, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements necessary to use the funds for their intended purposes.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Regina M. Vidaver, Yannette Figueroa Cole, Keith Furman, Lindsay Lemmer
Attachments: 1. 8-3-21 Written Public Comment #66681.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsWatch
8/3/20211 COMMON COUNCIL Adopt Under Suspension of Rules 2.04, 2.05, 2.24, and 2.25Pass Action details Meeting details Not available
7/28/20211 Community Development Division RECOMMEND TO COUNCIL TO ADOPT UNDER SUSPENSION OF RULES 2.04, 2.24, & 2.25 - (15 VOTES REQUIRED) - REPORT OF OFFICER  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Accepting additional funds from the State of Wisconsin, awarded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (HR 133), to sustain efforts to prevent evictions and promote housing stability for eligible households in Madison and Dane County affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, amending the Community Development Division’s 2021 Operating Budget to reflect receipt and use of these funds, and authorizing the Mayor and City Clerk to execute agreements necessary to use the funds for their intended purposes.
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BACKGROUND: The proposed resolution authorizes the City to accept $15,978,000 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 and Dane County. The offer of funding is in addition to nearly $9.3 million previously made available from the State and formerly accepted by the Common Council on May 24, 2021 via adoption of RES-21-00371 (Legistar File #65271), and nearly $8 million allocated directly to the City from the U.S. Treasury Department for the same purpose. The State and Federal governments also allocated funds to Dane County, a portion of which has been used to support tenant households residing in the City of Madison. The funds that are the subject of this resolution are meant for use throughout Dane County.
Using funding provided by the Treasury Department, the City and County established an emergency rental assistance program to help tenants meet rent obligations and provide related services designed to promote housing stability. That program goes by the name Dane CORE. Dane County has contracted with the Tenant Resource Center as the sole entity to administer its funds under Dane CORE, and has authorized TRC to use those funds to support tenant households living both within and outside the City of Madison. The City has also contracted with TRC as th...

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