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File #: 22-930    Version: 1
Type: Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/1/2022 In control: REGULAR CITY COUNCIL AND SUCCESSOR AGENCY TO THE REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY, AND HOUSING AUTHORITY*
On agenda: 11/15/2022 Final action:
Title: APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO CITYWIDE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WITH MERCY HOUSE FUNDED BY THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA)
Attachments: 1. Agenda Report, 2. 1. Mercy House Amendment 3
Related files: 22-698
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TITLE:
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APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT TO CITYWIDE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WITH MERCY HOUSE FUNDED BY THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT (ARPA)
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DEPARTMENT: CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE
PRESENTED BY: NATE ROBBINS, NEIGHBORHOOD IMPROVEMENT MANAGER
CONTACT INFORMATION: LORI KARAGUEZIAN, SENIOR MANAGEMENT ANALYST, (714) 593-5347
RECOMMENDATION:
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Staff recommends the City Council:
1. Approve proposed Amendment No. 3 (Attachment 1) to the Subrecipient Agreement (SRA) with Mercy House Living Centers increasing the compensation by $500,000 and authorize the appropriation of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for program administration for the City's ARPA Rental Assistance Program for lower-income households.

2. Authorize the City Manager and City Clerk to execute all agreements and any amendments to the agreements.

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BACKGROUND:
Since March 2020, the COVID-19 Pandemic has had significant economic impacts on communities. Programs designed to provide a safety net for residents have been necessary to mitigate the related impacts pertaining to food, housing, and income insecurity.
The City's response to the COVID-19 Pandemic included Citywide Rental Assistance programs funded initially with both CDBG-CV and HOME funding sources. As of this time, all CDBG-CV Rental Assistance funds have been exhausted, and HOME Rental Assistance funds are the only remaining funds available for households with minor children in need of rental assistance and are fully contracted with the non-profit service provider Families Forward.
American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Funds

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021, passed by the United States Congress and signed into law on March 11, 2021, includes $350 billion of Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF) to state, local, and Tribal governments across the country to support their response to and recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The program ensure...

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