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Emergency Ordinance

*Authorize Intergovernmental Agreement with Multnomah County to accept grant funding for emergency shelter expansion for $6,621,827

Passed

The City of Portland ordains: 

Section 1.  The Council finds: 

  1. Governor Kotek authorized capital and operational funding for the Clinton Triangle Temporary Alternative Shelter Site (138 emergency shelter beds) in her Oregon All In Executive Order plan. That funding passes to the Multnomah County Multi-Agency Coordination Group and to the City of Portland (the entity building and operating the shelter site).
     
  2. The Clinton Triangle Shelter Site will serve up to approximately 180 chronically homeless individuals at any given time. It will provide safe shelter, as well as medical and behavioral health services, and navigation to housing.
     
  3. This grant agreement with Multnomah County facilitates the transfer of state funds so the Parties can expand low-barrier alternative shelter capacity, provide critical support services, and help unhoused Portlanders rapidly move back into stable housing.

NOW, THEREFORE, the Council directs: 

  1. The Commissioner in Charge of PHB is hereby authorized to execute the Emergency Shelter Expansion Intergovernmental Agreement substantially in accordance with “Exhibit A” and to direct city staff to undertake all reasonable and necessary activities to carry out the agreement. 

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 and subsequent consequences to the community; 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
Simone Rede

Impact Statement

Purpose of Proposed Legislation and Background Information

Governor Kotek authorized capital and operational funding for the Clinton Triangle Temporary Alternative Shelter Site (138 emergency shelter beds) in her Oregon All In Executive Order plan. That funding passes to the Multnomah County Multi-Agency Coordination Group and to the City of Portland (the entity building and operating the shelter site).

Financial and Budgetary Impacts

  • Total project cost for site capital and operations for 6 months is $6,621,824, funded primarily with an Oregon All In grant.
  • The grant number is MF000033.
  • City will use funding at the temporary alternative shelter site and shelter operations at the Temporary Alternative Shelter Site at 1490 SE Gideon St, Portland, OR.
  • City has full control and discretion over any and all operations and administrations of the temporary alternative shelter site, including but not limited to determining how funding will be budgeted for this temporary alternative shelter site.
  • City has the authority to make any and all adjustments and modifications regarding the scope and breadth of activities and services that will be delivered at this temporary alternative shelter site.
  • City’s obligation is $1,500,000 for capital site development.
  • There is no additional funding requested.

Community Impacts and Community Involvement

This Temporary Alternative Shelter Site will serve up to approximately 180 chronically homeless individuals at any given time. It will provide safe shelter, as well as medical and behavioral health services, and navigation to housing. The service provider, Urban Alchemy, will also have staff engaging with individuals in the perimeter areas and in the surrounding neighborhoods (offering services to unhoused residents, working with businesses and housed residents, etc.). The surrounding communities received months of communication, provided feedback, and developed a Good Neighbor Agreement with the City of Portland.

100% Renewable Goal

Not applicable. 

Budgetary Impact Worksheet

FundFund CenterCommitment ItemFunctional AreaFunded ProgramGrantSponsored ProgramAmount
217029MFDR000304441100LAASPSWG000000GLNon-programMF000033TASS EMAC MC$3,889,011
217029MFDR000308441100LAASPSWG000000GLNon-programMF000033TASS EMAC MC$2,732,813
217029MFDR000304529100LAASPSWG000000GLNon-programMF000033TASS EMAC MC$23,037
217029MFDR000304533000LAASPSWG000000GLNon-programMF000033TASS EMAC MC$3,507,442
217029MFDR000308529100LAASPSWG000000GLNon-programMF000033TASS EMAC MC$2,732,813
217029MFDR000304532000LAASPSWG000000GLNon-programMF000033TASS EMAC MC$358,532

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

Total project cost for site capital and operations for six months is $8,121,827, with $6,621,824 funded by an Oregon All In grant, and the remaining $1.5 million for capital site development funded by General Fund resources carried over from FY 2022-23 (a part of the $22 million carried over for the Community Safety Division). There are no ongoing resources dedicated to this effort. The second six months is expected to have an operating cost of approximately $4 million and would be funded through with General Fund and ARPA resources via the FY 2023-24 CSD budget. 

Document History

Item 651 Regular Agenda in August 2, 2023 Council Agenda

City Council

Passed

  • Commissioner Rene Gonzalez Yea
  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Absent
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

Introduced by

Contact

Skyler Brocker-Knapp

Senior Policy Advisor

Requested Agenda Type

Regular

Date and Time Information

Requested Council Date
Time Requested
15 minutes