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190648

Emergency Ordinance

*Amend Intergovernmental Agreement with Multnomah County to authorize FY 2021-22 revised budget allocation to the Joint Office of Homeless Services for the provision of homeless services and permanent housing placement activities (amend Contract No. 30005335)

Passed

The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1. The Council finds:

  1. The County and PHB entered into that certain Intergovernmental Agreement for the Joint Office of Homeless Services dated July 1, 2016 (the “Original Joint Office IGA”).
  1. The Original Joint Office IGA was amended by that certain First Amendment to the Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) dated April 18, 2017 (the “First Amendment”), and that certain Second Amendment to the JOHS dated June 21, 2017 (the “Second Amendment”), and that certain Third Amendment to the JOHS dated November 8, 2017 (the “Third Amendment”), and that certain Fourth Amendment to the JOHS dated August 28, 2018 (the “Fourth Amendment”), and that certain Fifth Amendment to the JOHS effective July 1, 2019 (the “Fifth Amendment”), and that certain Sixth Amendment to the JOHS effective October 1, 2019 (the “Sixth Amendment”), and that certain Seventh Amendment to the JOHS dated April 20, 2020 (the “Seventh Amendment”), and that certain Eighth Amendment to the JOHS dated July 1, 2020 (the “Eighth Amendment”), and that certain Ninth Amendment to the JOHS dated November 1, 2020 (the “Ninth Amendment”), and that certain Tenth Amendment to the JOHS dated March 1, 2021 (the “Tenth Amendment”), and that certain Eleventh Amendment to the JOHS dated July 1, 2021 (the “Eleventh Amendment”). The Original Joint Office IGA as amended by the First Amendment, Second Amendment, Third Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Fifth Amendment, Sixth Amendment, Seventh Amendment, Eighth Amendment, Ninth Amendment, Tenth Amendment and Eleventh Amendment is referred to herein as the “Joint Office IGA”.
  1. The Parties desire to amend the Joint Office IGA to allocate revised budget for FY21-22, as set forth in this Twelfth Amendment. The Twelfth Amendment includes a revised Exhibit H with the actual awarded FY21-22 budget amounts.
  1. Whereas on March 12, 2020, Mayor Ted Wheeler declared a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which was extended on March 26, 2020, to allow the City additional authority to deploy resources to address the threat of infection and harm caused by the pandemic.
  1. Whereas the City of Portland is one of several jurisdictions receiving federal stimulus funding through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was passed by Congress and signed into law on March 27, 2020, to provide economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses.
  1. Whereas the FY21-22 budget approved by City Council includes funding specific to responding to the emergency shelter, housing and rental assistance support needs of households experiencing financial loss and hardship due to COVID-19, including funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) through the CARES Act (-CV) to include Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)-CV2 (“second round”) funding awarded by HUD on August 27, 2020 and Housing Opportunities for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS (HOPWA)-CV funding awarded by HUD on July, 28, 2020.
  1. Whereas the FY 21-22 Fall Supplemental Budget approved by City Council includes additional General Fund resources to support additional homeless services programming in partnership with Multnomah County.
  1. The FY21-22 budget will be amended to add $14,526,397 in City General Funds to the JOHS, of which $6,338,897 is for Continuation of One-Time Funding, $2,000,000 is for Shelter Capital Cost Support and $6,187,500 is for additional Fall Supplemental Budget (BMP) homeless services programming.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The Commissioner in Charge of PHB is hereby authorized to execute the Twelfth Amendment of the Joint Office IGA, substantially in accordance with “Exhibit A”.
  2. The PHB Director is hereby authorized to amend the IGA further to allocate Federal COVID emergency funding during the 21-22 fiscal year.

Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists in order to continue the implementation of housing and emergency services to assist households experiencing homelessness, particularly in light of the stress to the housing sector caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; therefore, this ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

Impact Statement

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

This amendment increases the City’s FY 2021-22 contribution to the Joint Office of Homeless Services to $57 million, including a total of $43.6 million in City funds and $13.4 million in federal grant fundsThis includes $6.2 million in additional new General Fund resources allocated in the Fall Supplemental Budget. This does not include funding that will be allocated through a separate Intergovernmental Agreement related to American Rescue Plan Act resources and projects.

Agenda Items

Passed

  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Requested Agenda Type

Regular

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Time Requested
10 minutes