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File #: 21-1839    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Request for approval Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/20/2021 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 4/27/2021 Final action:
Title: Request by Budget Management for approval of an amendment to the agreement between Harris County and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to allow Catholic Charities and its subcontractors to share data related to the CARES Direct Assistance Program with the University of Notre Dame's Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) to assess the impact of financial assistance on the housing stability and financial stability of recipients.
Attachments: 1. 21-1839 Catholic Charities Addendum
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To: Harris County Commissioners Court

Through: Shain Carrizal, Senior Director of Human Resources & Risk Management
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Prepared By: Shain Carrizal, Senior Director of Human Resources & Risk Management

Subject: Amendment to the Agreement between Harris County and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston
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Purpose and Request:
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Request by Budget Management for approval of an amendment to the agreement between Harris County and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to allow Catholic Charities and its subcontractors to share data related to the CARES Direct Assistance Program with the University of Notre Dame's Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO) to assess the impact of financial assistance on the housing stability and financial stability of recipients.
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Background and Discussion:
Harris County established a $61.4 million Direct Assistance Program using CARES funding and contracted with Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston to administer the program. This amendment allows Catholic Charities or its subcontractors to share data with LEO, who will be comparing outcomes for those who were randomly selected to receive funds against outcomes for those who were not selected to receive funds. This research can provide critical guidance to policymakers and funders about how to best support residents and has the potential to inform future rounds of emergency funding.

Fiscal Impact:
Besides some minor administrative task performed by County employees on the project, there is no fiscal impact.

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