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File #: 20-491    Version: 1 Name: HUD CDBG FY 2019-2020 Public Service Contracts - Staff Report
Type: Staff Report Status: Filed
In control: City Council
Meeting Date: 11/16/2020 Final action: 11/16/2020
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant-Covid-19 (CDBG-CV) Contract t Between the City of San Leandro and Centro Legal de la Raza for an Amount Not to Exceed $1,163,178 to Administer the City's Rental Assistance Program (increases FY2020-2021 Agreement by an additional $711,206)
Sponsors: Tom Liao
Related files: 20-492
Title
Staff Report for a City of San Leandro City Council Resolution to Approve Amendment No. 1 to the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 Community Development Block Grant-Covid-19 (CDBG-CV) Contract t Between the City of San Leandro and Centro Legal de la Raza for an Amount Not to Exceed $1,163,178 to Administer the City's Rental Assistance Program (increases FY2020-2021 Agreement by an additional $711,206)


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SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Staff recommends that the City Council approve the resolution for Amendment No. 1 to the FY2020-2021 contract with Centro Legal de la Raza to operate the City's Rental Assistance Program. This action will amend Centro Legal's contract by increasing the original contract amount of $451,972 by an additional $711,206 (CDBG-CV Round III funds) for a total amount not to exceed $1,163,178. These CARES Act federal stimulus funds were allocated to CDBG entitlement communities in September 2020 as CDBG-CV Round III funding to assist cities and counties with the impacts of COVID-19. This Amendment No. 1 is associated with the City Council's separate review of the second Substantial Amendment to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) FY2019-2020 Annual Action Plan.

BACKGROUND/ANALYSIS

This agreement will augment the CDBG public services budget that was approved by the City Council as part of the FY 2019-2020 HUD Annual Action Plan First Substantial Amendment adopted by the City Council on June 15, 2020. Centro Legal de la Raza is currently under contract with the City of San Leandro to provide rental assistance, which promotes housing stability and works to prevent homelessness for lower income renters seeking rent relief due to impacts from COVID-19.

The recommended action will vastly expand the Rental Assistance Program enabling the City to support substantially more San Leandro households as they deal with the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and related shut-downs.

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