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File #: 22-5395    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Amendment Status: Passed
File created: 8/31/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by the Office of County Administration for approval of an amendment to the rental assistance (ERA1) agreement with The Alliance to extend the term and provide $29,516 to continue case management services for the Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, funded by reallocation of U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance funds from other jurisdictions.
Attachments: 1. 22-5395 AddBackup.pdf
Department: County Administration
Department Head/Elected Official: David Berry

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Contract - Amendment

Project ID (if applicable): pending
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): The Alliance for Multicultural Community Services

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):
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Request by the Office of County Administration for approval of an amendment to the rental assistance (ERA1) agreement with The Alliance to extend the term and provide $29,516 to continue case management services for the Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program, funded by reallocation of U.S. Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance funds from other jurisdictions.
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Background and Discussion:
In January 2021, the U.S. Treasury Department established the Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program to provide funding to state and local governments to assist eligible renter households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, funded via the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. Commissioners Court established the 2021 Houston-Harris County Emergency Rental Assistance Program on February 9, 2021, in collaboration with the City of Houston. The program administrators are BakerRipley, Catholic Charities, and The Alliance.

Commissioners Court approved the ERA1 contract with The Alliance in March 2022, which currently provides for application processing, rental assistance disbursement, and case management services through September 30, 2022. Case management services include outreach to tenants and landlords in eviction proceedings at the Justice of the Peace courts, application assistance, and resource referrals. In August 2022, the U.S. Dept. of the Treasury extended the grant term for ERA1 reallocated funds to December 29, 2022. This amendment will allow Th...

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