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File #: 220865    Version: Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Final Reading, Debate
File created: 9/22/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: Final action:
Title: Sponsor: Councilwoman Parks-Shaw RESOLUTION - Adopting the strategic plan, "Zero KC: A Plan for Ending Homelessness in Kansas City," approved by the Homeless Services Task Force, and directing the City Manager to report to Council with recommendations both within 30 days for a plan specifically addressing emergency measures that City will take during the upcoming winter to support unhoused persons, and within 90 days concerning City's implementation of the overall strategic plan.
Sponsors: Ryana Parks-Shaw
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet 220865, 2. Fiscal Note 220865, 3. Zero KC Business Presentation, 4. 220865 cs to org ord-com, 5. Authenticated Ordinance 220865 Comm. .S.ub
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE FOR RESOLUTION NO. 220865

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Sponsor: Councilwoman Parks-Shaw

RESOLUTION - Adopting the strategic plan, "Zero KC: A Plan for Ending Homelessness in Kansas City," approved by the Homeless Services Task Force, and directing the City Manager to report to Council with recommendations both within 30 days for a plan specifically addressing emergency measures that City will take during the upcoming winter to support unhoused persons, and within 90 days concerning City's implementation of the overall strategic plan.

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WHEREAS, the City Council has expressed its concerns regarding the living conditions of persons experiencing houselessness in Kansas City; and

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City provides financial support and other services directly to persons experiencing houselessness and indirectly through support of many organizations that provide shelter and other services for the houseless and those at risk of becoming houseless; and

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City supports several community organizations that provide housing, emergency shelter, outreach, counseling, rent and utility payments and other services to Kansas City, Missouri residents; and

WHEREAS, on February 7, 2021, the City created the "Homeless Services Task Force" through Committee Substitute for Resolution No. 210060 to coordinate and improve the services provided to persons experiencing houselessness; and

WHEREAS, on August 26, 2021, through Resolution Nos. 210730 and 210731, the City Council directed the City Manager to initiate a community needs assessment to serve as a foundation for addressing the needs of the houseless population and those at risk of houselessness, and to use that needs assessment to develop a comprehensive, collaborative local houseless strategic plan for addressing houseless intervention and prevention; and

WHEREAS, the Task Force, based on an analysis of the "Kansas City Commu...

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