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File #: O-467-21    Version: 2 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 9/1/2021 In control: Neighborhoods Department
On agenda: 9/15/2021 Final action: 9/15/2021
Title: Authorizing the Mayor to accept, deposit, appropriate and expend Emergency Rental Assistance funding ("ERA2") from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in an amount of $6,442,981.40; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Schedule A, 2. Audio: Agenda Review 9/7/2021
Label
U.S. Department of the Treasury
City Emergency Rental Assistance
Department of Neighborhoods
Rosalyn Clemens (x3647)
Revised

Title
Authorizing the Mayor to accept, deposit, appropriate and expend Emergency Rental Assistance funding ("ERA2") from the U.S. Department of the Treasury in an amount of $6,442,981.40; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
ERA2 is supplemental funding of $6,442,981.40 from the U.S. Department of Treasury to the City of Toledo for the administration of the ERA Program. The Emergency Rental Assistance Program ("ERA Program") originally authorized by Ordinance 159-21 provided City of Toledo residents with financial assistance toward the payment of rental, utility, and internet expenses.

ERA2 funds will also provide financial assistance and housing stabilization services to eligible households that can then use the funding to pay rent, utility, and internet expenses on a home if the City determines all of the following:

1. One or more individuals within the household has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income, incurred significant costs, or experienced other financial hardship during or due, directly or indirectly to coronavirus pandemic;
2. One or more individuals within the household can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability; and
3. The household income is a low-income family (as such term is defined in section 3(b) of the United States Housing Act of 1937 (42 U.S.C. 1437a(b))).

Additionally, the ERA Program requires prioritization of assistance for households with incomes less than 50% of the area median income or households with one or more individuals that have not been employed for the 90-day period preceding the application.

Summary
NOW, THEREFORE, Be it ordained by the Council of the City of Toledo:

SECTION 1. That the Mayor is authorized to accept $6,442,981.40 from the U.S. Department of Treasury and deposit the amoun...

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