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File #: 211017    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Referred
File created: 11/4/2021 In control: Special Committee on Housing Policy
On agenda: 11/9/2021 Final action:
Title: Authorizing the Director of Housing and Community Development to execute a $400,000 contract with Lotus Care House to serve 100 houseless seniors and women, including families, through operation of a navigation center and transitional housing program with on-site case management and wraparound services, using previously appropriated funds.
Sponsors: Dan Fowler, Ryana Parks-Shaw
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet, 2. Fiscal Note - 211017 - CS, 3. 211017 cs to org ord-com, 4. FiscalNote_211017

COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR ORDINANCE NO. 211017

 

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Authorizing the Director of Housing and Community Development to execute a $400,000 contract with Lotus Care House to serve 100 houseless seniors and women, including families, through operation of a navigation center and transitional housing program with on-site case management and wraparound services, using previously appropriated funds.

 

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WHEREAS, over the past few decades, housing costs have risen faster than incomes, driving more and more families and individuals into houselessness; and

 

WHEREAS, over the past two years, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the impact of job and income loss, driving additional families and individuals into homelessness at an ever- increasing rate; and

 

WHEREAS, current efforts to respond to this increased demand for shelter, food, medical and other services in support of the houseless population, although well-intended  and helpful in the moment, have not provided an ongoing or long-term solution; and

 

WHEREAS, the City issued a request for proposals (RFP) seeking proposals from qualified respondents for the creation of new housing solutions that provide temporary, transitional, and permanent housing options for residents that are houseless and/or at the lowest income levels; and

 

WHEREAS, Lotus Care House submitted a proposal to serve 100 houseless seniors and women, including families, through operation of a navigation center and transitional housing program with on-site case management and wraparound services; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has selected this proposal who provided a unique way of helping the City take the next steps in addressing houselessness; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY THAT:

 

Section 1. The Director of Housing and Community Development is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with Lotus Care House in the amount of $400,000.00 from funds previously appropriated in Account No. 22-1000-552037-B, Shelter for the Homeless, Contracts with Non-Municipal Agencies, to serve 100 houseless seniors and women, including families, through operation of a navigation center and a transitional housing program with on-site case management and wraparound services, using previously appropriated funds.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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Tammy L. Queen

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Joseph Guarino

Assistant City Attorney