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File #: RS2021-1084    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/30/2021 In control: Metropolitan Council
On agenda: 8/3/2021 Final action: 8/3/2021
Title: A resolution appropriating a total of $850,000 from the General Fund of the General Services District for a grant to Community Care Fellowship and authorizing a grant agreement.
Sponsors: Dave Rosenberg, Zulfat Suara
Attachments: 1. RS2021-1084 Grant Agreement, 2. RS2021-1084 Amendment
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A resolution appropriating a total of $850,000 from the General Fund of the General Services District for a grant to Community Care Fellowship and authorizing a grant agreement.

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WHEREAS, there are an estimated 800 people living on the streets or in encampments in Davidson County many of which are overpopulated and causing significant health concerns; and
WHEREAS, due in part to these conditions, people experiencing homelessness are more susceptible to COVID-19 infections and have a life expectancy of 25 fewer years than the general population; and
WHEREAS, building upon the housing success of Rapid ReHousing programs it is the desire of the Metropolitan Government to partner with Community Care Fellowship, a nonprofit organization assisting people experiencing homelessness with locating permanent housing; and
WHEREAS, Community Care Fellowship will operate Mobile Housing Navigation Centers in collaboration with other community partners and guidance from the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services; and
WHEREAS, by Resolutions RS2020-657 and -658, the Metropolitan Council designated a special revenue reserve fund from which funds are to be used to support the COVID-19 pandemic related needs including resources for vulnerable populations and homelessness support; and
WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that these funds be appropriated to Community Care Fellowship.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE METROPOLITAN GOVERNMENT OF NASHVILLE AND DAVIDSON COUNTY:
Section 1. There is hereby appropriated $850,000 from Fund No. 30112 to fund a grant to Community Care Fellowship for the purpose of operating a Mobile Housing Navigation Centers to assist in connecting persons experiencing homelessness with housing in an expedited manner in order to ward off the spread of COVID-19.
Section 2. The Metropolitan Government is hereby authorized to enter into a grant...

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