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File #: RS2022-1698    Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/5/2022 In control: Human Services Committee
On agenda: 10/4/2022 Final action: 10/4/2022
Title: A resolution appropriating $9,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services for temporary interim gap housing.
Sponsors: Sandra Sepulveda, Jennifer Gamble, Sean Parker, Burkley Allen, Ginny Welsch, Russ Bradford, Zulfat Suara, Joy Styles, Kyonzte Toombs, Delishia Porterfield
Attachments: 1. Exhibit A, 2. Proposed Amendment - RS2022-1698 - Johnston, 3. Proposed Amendment - RS2022-1698 - Toombs, 4. Proposed Amendment - RS2022-1698 - Toombs - Exhibit
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A resolution appropriating $9,000,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds from Fund #30216 to the Metro Homeless Impact Division of Metro Social Services for temporary interim gap housing.
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WHEREAS, on June 15, 2021, the Metropolitan Council passed Resolution RS2021-966, a resolution which accepted grant funds for local government support from the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 ("ARP Funds") from the U.S. Department of the Treasury to The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, which was subsequently signed into law by Mayor John Cooper on June 16, 2021; and,
WHEREAS, Resolution RS2021-966 established a COVID-19 Financial Oversight Committee ("the Committee") whose role is to collect, consider, and recommend appropriate uses of the ARP Funds as designated by the Metropolitan Council disbursement plan. The Committee will submit its reports and recommendations to the Mayor, the Director of Finance, and the Metropolitan Council not later than June 30, 2025; and,
WHEREAS, there are federal requirements for use of ARP Funds that require that these funds be expended or obligated on or before December 31, 2024; and,
WHEREAS, the Committee recognizes that under a housing first approach there is a critical need for temporary gap housing until individuals and families experiencing homelessness can find permanent supportive housing; and,
WHEREAS, the Metropolitan Homeless Impact Division (MHID) of Metro Social Services seeks to immediately procure temporary housing facilities, hotels, church facilities, and related services at designated housing navigation sites, as described in Exhibit A; and,
WHEREAS, the gap housing is short term in nature and temporary as an option, with an expected residency of between 90 days and up to two years; and,
WHEREAS, it is to the benefit of the citizens of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that this resolution be appr...

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