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File #: O-246-22    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Approved
File created: 5/10/2022 In control: Housing & Community Development
On agenda: 5/24/2022 Final action: 5/24/2022
Title: Authorizing the appropriation and expenditure of $900,000 from the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund for the Englewood Code Compliance Pilot Program; authorizing the Mayor to accept bids, award contracts and enter into necessary agreements for said program; and declaring an emergency.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A, 2. ARPA Final Rule, 3. SMART Template
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Department of Housing and Community Development
American Rescue Plan Allocation 2022 Utilization Plan
Housing Preservation Services - Englewood Code Compliance Pilot
Director Rosalyn Clemens (x3647)
Revised

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Authorizing the appropriation and expenditure of $900,000 from the Local Fiscal Recovery Fund for the Englewood Code Compliance Pilot Program; authorizing the Mayor to accept bids, award contracts and enter into necessary agreements for said program; and declaring an emergency.

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SUMMARY & BACKGROUND:
This Ordinance authorizes the appropriation and expenditure of $900,000 of American Rescue Plan Act funds for projects and costs associated with the Englewood Code Compliance Pilot Program (ECCP). In January 2021 the Center for Community Progress completed a technical assistance report - A More Strategic, Equitable Approach to Housing and Building Code Enforcement in Toledo, Ohio ("Code Enforcement Assessment"). A major finding of the Code Enforcement Assessment is that property maintenance challenges are largely due to pervasive poverty and an aging housing stock, requiring a more equitable code enforcement approach that recognizes that different strategies are needed for different types of owners, properties, and housing markets. The ECCP will move to address this finding, by piloting a non-legal code compliance path through funding and housing rehabilitation management for homeowners in Englewood Qualified Census Tracts (QCTs), with household incomes at or below 50 percent of the area median. The ECCP will target approximately 90 residential properties, displaying repair needs that are current code violations. The ECCP will leverage or support the blight removal and new rental housing investments planned for the Driggs Dairy site. Upon completion, lessons learned from the ECCP will be replicated in other target neighborhoods.

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