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File #: 20-0442    Version: 1
Type: decision Status: Passed
File created: 6/2/2020 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 6/16/2020 Final action: 6/16/2020
Title: Approval of 2020 Home Fund Capital Award Recommendation
Attachments: 1. Request for Proposal, 2. Family Support Center Application, 3. Draft Award Letter
Title
Approval of 2020 Home Fund Capital Award Recommendation

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Move to authorize the Home Fund Advisory Board's recommendation to issue Family Support Center of South Sound an award letter of $1 million for the creation of 62 new homes for homeless children and their families as well as survivors of domestic violence.

Report
Issue:
Whether to authorize staff to proceed with a conditional award letter for the 2020 funding application for permanent housing with supportive services on Olympia's westside.

Staff Contact:
Cary Retlin, Home Fund Manager, Community Planning and Development, 360.570.3956

Presenter(s):
Cary Retlin, Home Fund Manager

Background and Analysis:
Home Fund Advisory Recommendation:
The Olympia Home Fund Advisory Board unanimously recommends awarding Family Support Center of South Sound $1 million for the creation of 62 new homes for homeless children and their families as well as survivors of domestic violence. An award letter drafted by staff (attached) would accompany future applications for funds and make this project more competitive against similar projects in other jurisdictions. If all funds are awarded and other award letter criteria are met staff would draft a contract for your review and approval.

Impact of this Award:
This project will help create 62 new homes for homeless children and their families as well as survivors of domestic violence. If this project were completed today, the units could be immediately filled with households with children in the Coordinated Entry system, those in shelter and other prioritized homeless families. In the first year, it is expected that this project will serve 209 children, parents and survivors of domestic violence. This housing plans to be fully occupied by March 2023.

Background of the Home Fund:
The Olympia Home Fund was created in 2018 by a sales tax levy approved by Olympia voters. Proceeds from the Home Fund account will be used to const...

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