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File #: RES 20-1542    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/18/2020
Title: Approving and authorizing the execution of a joint powers agreement, containing an indemnification clause, with Dakota County CDA and other metro jurisdictions regarding efforts to implement fair housing initiatives in the Seven-County Metropolitan Area.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. FINAL_Cooperative Funding Agreement FHIC 2020-2025
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Approving and authorizing the execution of a joint powers agreement, containing an indemnification clause, with Dakota County CDA and other metro jurisdictions regarding efforts to implement fair housing initiatives in the Seven-County Metropolitan Area.

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WHEREAS, Anoka County HRA, Carver County CDA, Dakota County CDA, Hennepin County, Ramsey County, Scott County CDA, Washington County CDA, the City of Bloomington, the City of Eden Prairie, the City of Minneapolis, the City of Plymouth,  the City of St. Paul, the City of Woodbury (collectively the "Jurisdictions"), all recipients of federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") and the Metropolitan Council formed the Fair Housing Implementation Council ("FHIC") to analyze impediments to fair housing choice and initiate fair housing activities that affirmatively further fair housing choice for all residents within the jurisdictions during the HUD program year; and

WHEREAS, the FHIC annually approves fair housing initiatives in recognition of the Regional Analysis of Implementation to Fair Housing Choice; and

WHEREAS, each Jurisdiction, including the City of Saint Paul, will annually contribute funds to implement fair housing actions; and

WHEREAS, Dakota County has agreed to serve as the contract manager and fiscal agent for the fair housing initiatives to be contracted with funds provided through this Joint Powers Agreement; and

WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council finds that the efforts of the FHIC have a legitimate public purpose in furthering the goals of eliminating impediments to fair housing choice; and

WHEREAS, the expenditures of public funds, which includes the promise of indemnification, for such a purpose will allow fair housing initiatives to take place.

NOW BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul hereby authorizes the appropriate city officials to execute the attached Cooperative Funding Agreement, which contains an i...

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