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File #: 22-4599    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Grant Status: Passed
File created: 7/25/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 8/2/2022 Final action: 8/2/2022
Title: Request by the Office of County Administration for approval to accept supplemental funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for grant funds in the amount of $1,548,275.63, with no required match, for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program-Supplemental.
Attachments: 1. 22-4599.pdf
Department: County Administration
Department Head/Elected Official: David Berry, County Administrator

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA
Type of Request: Grant

Project ID (if applicable): N/A
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): N/A

MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): N/A
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal not applicable to request

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
title
Request by the Office of County Administration for approval to accept supplemental funding from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for grant funds in the amount of $1,548,275.63, with no required match, for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program-Supplemental.
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Background and Discussion:
The U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program was established via the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Jurisdictions were required to meet specific performance targets by September 2021. Those unable to meet targets or who chose to voluntarily relinquish a portion of their award returned funds to Treasury. Harris County met performance targets and was therefore eligible to receive reallocation of funds from other jurisdictions.

Harris County was awarded a total of $17.5M in Rounds 1 and 2 of ERA1 reallocation. Treasury offered a third opportunity to apply for reallocated funds in May 2022. We were informed of our Round 3 award on July 18th, 2022 (attached) and expect to receive notice of payment in a few weeks.

Expected Impact: Eviction prevention for approximately 260 families.

Alternative Options: Return funding to U.S. Treasury

Alignment with Goal(s):
_ Justice and Safety
X Economic Opportunity
X Housing
X Public Health
_ Transportation
_ Flooding
_ Environment
_ Governance and Customer Service

Prior Court Action (if any):
Date
Agenda Item #
Action Taken
05/10/2022
22-3005
Approval to submit an application to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance for additional gr...

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