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File #: 5493    Version: Name: Appropriating emergency rental assistance
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/11/2021 In control: Budget Committee
On agenda: 3/15/2021 Final action: 3/22/2021
Title: AN ORDINANCE accepting a grant in the amount of $11,550,205.00 received from the U.S. Treasury relating to emergency rental assistance authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, appropriating $11,550,205.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2021 Grant Fund, and authorizing the County Executive to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the Community Services League of Independence, MO, to administer the rental assistance funding on behalf of Jackson County.
Sponsors: Dan Tarwater III
Indexes: COMMUNITY SERVICES LEAGUE OF INDEPENDENCE, GRANT, U.S. TREASURY
Attachments: 1. 5493bu - corrected RLA.pdf, 2. 5493c #2 Jackson County ERAP Proposal Revised.pdf, 3. 5493adopted.pdf, 4. 5493 Community Services League.pdf
Related files: 20629
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI

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AN ORDINANCE accepting a grant in the amount of $11,550,205.00 received from the U.S. Treasury relating to emergency rental assistance authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, appropriating $11,550,205.00 from the undesignated fund balance of the 2021 Grant Fund, and authorizing the County Executive to execute a Cooperative Agreement with the Community Services League of Independence, MO, to administer the rental assistance funding on behalf of Jackson County.

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ORDINANCE NO. 5493, March 15, 2021

INTRODUCED BY Dan Tarwater III, County Legislators


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WHEREAS, on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared a pandemic due to COVID-19; and,

WHEREAS, the United States government has approved multiple emergency relief packages to provide funds to the County, other local governments, and citizens to meet unanticipated public health and economic needs caused by the pandemic; and,

WHEREAS, a recently announced emergency rental assistance (ERA) program included within the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, makes available $25 billion to assist households that are unable to pay rent and utilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic; and,

WHEREAS, on January 26, 2021, the County received its allocation of ERA funds from the U.S. Treasury in the amount of $11,550,205.00; and,

WHEREAS, the County is required to use the funds to provide assistance to eligible households through existing or newly created rental assistance programs; and,

WHEREAS, the County may only use the funds to provide financial assistance in the form of rent, rental arrears, utilities and home energy costs, utilities and home energy costs arrears, and other expenses related to housing incurred due, directly or indirectly, to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, as defined by the Secretary of the Treasury, to eligible households; and,

WHEREAS, to be eligible, a household must be obligated to...

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