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File #: RES PH 20-257    Version: 1
Type: Resolution-Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 11/18/2020
Title: Authorizing the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) to accept the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) Partnership award of $12,500 from the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Amending the 2020 City budget in the amount of $12,500 upon acceptance of said award; and approving and authorizing execution of any necessary documents and agreements.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. Resolution Financial Analysis - HUD FHAP Award
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Authorizing the Department of Human Rights and Equal Economic Opportunity (HREEO) to accept the Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) Partnership award of $12,500 from the U.S. Dept of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); Amending the 2020 City budget in the amount of $12,500 upon acceptance of said award; and approving and authorizing execution of any necessary documents and agreements.

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WHEREAS, the HREEO Department applied for and received a FHAP Partnership award of 12,500 dollars from HUD to support the work of the Saint Paul Human Rights Division as a FHAP Agency; and
WHEREAS, where HUD provides these awards to their FHAP agencies to further outreach and education efforts to support fair housing programs that combat discrimination; and
WHEREAS, the role of the Saint Paul Human Rights Division as a FHAP Agency is to provide citizens with access to fair housing information and to meet citizens’ needs using the most up-to-date technology to reach them; and
WHEREAS, the grant will be used to fund an electronic platform to increase community outreach and engagement; and
WHEREAS, the electronic platform will amplify information access for underserved Saint Paul communities, more efficiently inform them of their housing rights, and better support them in accessing information to combat housing discrimination; and
WHEREAS, the grant will be used to better engage with Saint Paul residents who have limited access to HREEO’s in-person resources due to COVID-19; and
WHEREAS, the Saint Paul City Council finds that supporting outreach to its Saint Paul residents by furthering fair housing information access via electronic platforms has a legitimate public purpose;
WHEREAS, the Mayor, pursuant to Section 10.07.01 of the City Charter, does certify that there are funds of $12,500 available for appropriation in excess of those estimated in the 2020 budget; and now therefore, be it
RESOLVED, that Saint Paul City Council authorizes the department of Huma...

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