Resolution to Allocate $33,095.00 in CDBG-R Funds to the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan ($33,095.00 CDBG-R Funds)
Attached for your review and approval is a resolution to allocate $33,095 in CDBG-Recovery Act funds (CDBG-R) to the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan. This allocation is consistent with City Council’s approved CDBG-R plan and budget (R-09-367) on September 8, 2009.
The Fair Housing Center provides fair housing education and enforcement services, including: taking fair housing complaints from Ann Arbor residents, completing tests and investigations, and conducting fair housing workshops. Most complaints are from people with disabilities, black households, and families with children, and 90% of the calls to the Fair Housing Center are from very-low income households.
The Office of Community Development recommends that City Council approve an allocation of $33,095 in CDBG-R funds as a grant to the Fair Housing Center. Fair Housing Services are an important component of the City’s Housing and Human Services program.
Prepared by: Jennifer Hall, Housing Manager
Reviewed by: Mary Jo Callan, Community Development Director and Jayne Miller, Community Services Administrator
Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor has been awarded $287,298.00 out of a total national allocation of $980,000,000.00 under Title XII of Division A of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) approved in February, 2009 by Congress for the CDBG-R grant;
Whereas, City Council approved $43,095.00 in CDBG-R funds for public/human services on September 8, 2009 (09-367); and
Whereas, The Fair Housing Center provides fair housing education and enforcement services, including: taking fair housing complaints, completing tests and investigations, and conducting fair housing workshops;
RESOLVED, That City Council approve $33,095.00 in CDBG-R grant funds to the Fair Housing Center of Southeastern Michigan to provide Fair Housing ...Click here for full text