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AGENDA ITEM # 61 Efficient, Effective and Economical Government
February 26, 2014
Fair Housing Office of Management Services
Theresa Oâ€™Donnell, 671-9195 Jeanne Chipperfield, 670-7804
SUBJECT Authorize (1) an amendment to the 2013-14 Fair Housing Assistance Program (FHAP) grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to increase the grant for expansion of education and outreach to underrepresented and underserved communities within the City of Dallas; and (2) execution of the amended grant agreement - Not to exceed $40,000, from $356,889 to $396,889 - Financing: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Fair Housing Assistance Program Funds BACKGROUND On October 23, 2013, pursuant to Resolution No. 13-1827, the City Council authorized execution of a Cooperative Agreement with HUD and acceptance of the FHAP funds grant in the amount of $356,889 for Fiscal Year 2013-14. These funds are used for Fair Housing Office program marketing, education, advertisements, training, and professional development. Under this item, the Cooperative Agreement with HUD will be amended to increase the grant amount by $40,000 for expansion of education and outreach to underrepresented and underserved communities within the City of Dallas. In July of 2013, the Fair Housing Office applied to HUD for an additional grant of $40,000 pursuant to the City's goal to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing. The City was notified in December of 2013 that the grant application was successful. PRIOR ACTION/REVIEW (COUNCIL, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS) On October 23, 2013, the City Council accepted a grant in the amount of $356,889 of Fair Housing Assistance Program Grant funds for FY 2013-14 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development by Resolution No. 13-1827.