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File #: 19-2041    Version: 1 Name: 11/18/19 Resolution SAWC Winter Warming Center
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/18/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 11/18/2019 Final action: 11/18/2019
Enactment date: 11/18/2019 Enactment #: R-19-509
Title: Resolution Approving a Contract with the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County for the 2019 - 2020 Winter Emergency Shelter and Warming Center ($72,000.00)
Attachments: 1. Shelter Association of Washtenaw County 18-19 Winter Program Update, 2. City of Ann Arbor_SAWC_Emergency Shelter Contract_2019-20
Title
Resolution Approving a Contract with the Shelter Association of Washtenaw County for the 2019 - 2020 Winter Emergency Shelter and Warming Center ($72,000.00)
Memorandum
Attached for your consideration is a request to approve a contract for the expenditure of $72,000.00 for winter emergency shelter and warming center response cycle for 2019 - 2020. This funding would in effect pay for a portion of the warming center costs for this winter.

Budget/Fiscal Impact: City Council approved the $72,000.00 in its FY20 General Fund budget
Staff
Prepared by: Teresa Gillotti, Director, Office of Community & Economic Development
Reviewed by: Derek Delacourt, Community Services Area Administrator
Approved by: Howard S. Lazarus, City 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 evaluate a set of possible solutions, and explore a variety of community partnerships and funding sources;

Whereas, The effort resulted in an improved, better planned, and efficiently coordinated action in the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 emergency shelter and warming center response cycle;

Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County each committed up to half of the total cost of recommendations for the 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 Winter housing an...

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