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File #: RES 20-1202    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/2/2020
Title: Approving the expenditure of program dollars on housing expenses for Zoe Burnside and Jaime Aguilar, returning VISTA members of Saint Paul’s VISTA Program, in an amount not to exceed $7,200.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Related files: RES 19-1556

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Approving the expenditure of program dollars on housing expenses for Zoe Burnside and Jaime Aguilar, returning VISTA members of Saint Paul’s VISTA Program, in an amount not to exceed $7,200.

 

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WHEREAS, the VISTA members are returning for a second year of service of the AmeriCorps VISTA program; and

 

WHEREAS, in keeping with the requirements and philosophy of the national AmeriCorps VISTA program, is paid poverty-level wages of $13,399 ($15,758 for VISTA Leader) annually; and

 

WHEREAS, Corporation for National and Community Service to provide up to 15 AmeriCorps VISTA members to the Saint Paul VISTA Program for the 2020-2021 program year; and

 

WHEREAS, organizations hosting VISTA members are allowed to pay a portion of a VISTA member’s housing expenses; and

 

WHEREAS, the expenses must be paid directly to the landlord and not to the VISTA member; and

 

WHEREAS, VISTA members may accept offers of free or low-cost housing from community members, education institutions, or sponsoring organizations; now, therefore, be it

 

RESOLVED, by the City Council of the City of Saint Paul, that Saint Paul VISTA Program staff are authorized to use program dollars on housing expenses for Zoe Burnside and Jaime Aguilar, in an amount not to exceed $7,200.

 

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