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File #: 15-1385    Version: 1 Name: 11/16/15 - Winter Shelter Support - 2015-16
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/16/2015 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/16/2015 Final action: 11/16/2015
Enactment date: 11/16/2015 Enactment #: R-15-376
Title: Resolution Authorizing the City Administrator to Allocate up to $89,040 for the 2015-16 Winter Emergency Shelter and Warming Center Response (8 Votes Required)
Sponsors: Sabra Briere
Attachments: 1. Winter Shelter Workgroup Report Proposal - 2015
Title
Resolution Authorizing the City Administrator to Allocate up to $89,040 for the 2015-16 Winter Emergency Shelter and Warming Center Response (8 Votes Required)
Memorandum
Attached for your consideration and approval is a request to authorize the City Administrator to allocate up to $89,040.00 for a winter emergency shelter and warming center for Fiscal Year 15-16 and consider annual funding thereafter in response to the need to accommodate the demand for safe and warm space for vulnerable residents impacted by homelessness during emergency weather conditions.

Budget Impact:
Funding for this effort was not budgeted for FY2016, so a one-time use of fund balance is required if approved. If Council desires to fund this effort on a recurring basis, recurring revenues should be identified during the budget development process for future years. If future appropriations are made, staff recommends incorporating this appropriation as a directed distribution through Community Development (and potentially in future years through the established coordinated funding process).
Staff
Prepared by: Brett Lenart, Interim Director, Community and Economic Development Services
Reviewed by: Sumedh Bahl, Community Services Area Administrator
Body
Whereas, The 2013-14 winter season was particularly brutal for Washtenaw County residents - and no more so for those most vulnerable residents struggling with homelessness;

Whereas, The local sheltering system was stretched beyond capacity to accommodate the overwhelming demand for safe, warm space during the near-constant emergency weather conditions;

Whereas, The Office of Community & Economic Development - on behalf of the City of Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County, and the local Continuum of Care Board - and the Washtenaw Housing Alliance convened a Winter Emergency Shelter/Warming Center Response work group in the fall of 2014;

Whereas, The workgroup proceeded to review the scope of the problem, surface and ...

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