190999

Emergency Ordinance

*Authorize an intergovernmental agreement with the City of Gresham for $2,087,311 for the HOME Investment Partnership Program American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Passed

The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1.  The Council finds that:

  1. In accordance with the Intergovernmental Agreement No. 30008218, a portion of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development HOME / American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant is attributable to Gresham's participation in the Consortium, and Gresham is entitled to plan for the expenditure of such funds.
  1. There is a total of $2,238,403 in HOME-ARP funds available to Gresham in the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) budget.
  1. The City of Gresham will implement a portion of the HOME-ARP in the amount of $2,087,311.  The balance of Gresham’s HOME-ARP funding is $151,092 and will be administered by the City of Portland. 
  1. Funds for this Agreement are available in the approved FY 2022-23 Budget for HOME-ARP funds.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs:

  1. The PHB Director is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with City of Gresham for the City of Gresham's HOME-ARP Program in a form substantially in accordance with the agreement attached as Exhibit A.
  2. The PHB Director is hereby authorized to amend the IGA when applicable.

Section 2.  The Council declares that an emergency exists because the program funds must be obligated within required timeframes; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by 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

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

The Portland HOME Consortium, of which the City of Gresham is a member, is a recipient of funding under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development HOME Investment Partnership Program.

In accordance with the HOME Consortium Agreement No. 30008218, a portion of the U.S. Housing and Urban Development HOME grant is attributable to Gresham's participation in the Consortium, and Gresham is entitled to plan for the expenditure of such funds.

  1. There is a total of $2,238,403 in HOME-ARP funds available to Gresham in the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) budget.
  1. The City of Gresham will implement a portion of the HOME-ARP in the amount of $2,087,311.  The balance of Gresham’s HOME-ARP funding is $151,092 and will be administered by the City of Portland. 

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

The source of funding for this IGA is federal entitlement funds from the HUD HOME Program.  Although this IGA does not generate nor reduce future revenue, it does allow Consortium partners to maximize HUD’s HOME entitlement dollars benefiting the City.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

HOME funds are provided to the City of Gresham from an allocation of federal entitlement funding provided to the Portland HOME Consortium, which includes the City of Portland.  The amount of the Gresham share of funds is determined by a pre-established formula based on the number of households in poverty.  The activities and priorities established for these funds are developed by the Gresham City Council.  The Portland Housing Bureau is acting as a pass-through agency to provide these funds to Gresham.

100% Renewable Goal

This action provides for the City of Gresham to receive HOME funds per the Portland HOME Consortium and thus does not fall under the City’s goal of meeting 100 percent renewable energy.

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

There is a total of $2,238,403 in HOME-ARP funds available to Gresham in the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB) budget. The City of Gresham will implement a portion of the HOME-ARP in the amount of $2,087,311, with the balance of $151,092 and to be administered by the City of Portland. Funds for this Agreement are available in PHB’s FY 2022-23 Budget for HOME-ARP funds. The source of funding for this IGA is federal entitlement funds from the HUD HOME Program. Although this IGA does not generate nor reduce future revenue, it does allow Consortium partners to maximize HUD’s HOME entitlement dollars benefiting the City. 

Agenda Items

783 Consent Agenda in September 21, 2022 Council Agenda

Passed

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

Contact

Gena Scott

Annual Reporting, Risk Analysis and Compliance

Requested Agenda Type

Consent