Baldwin County, Alabama
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File #: 21-0916    Version:
Agenda section: Action Items Status: Passed
File created: 5/24/2021 Meeting type: Baldwin County Commission Regular
On agenda: 6/1/2021 Final action: 6/1/2021
Agenda item title: *Amendment of Emergency Rental Assistance Program Guidelines for Baldwin County
Attachments: 1. *BM1-Amendment of BC Emergency Rental Assistance Program Guidelines.pdf

Meeting Type:   BCC Regular Meeting

Meeting Date:  6/1/2021

Item Status:   New

From: Cian Harrison, Clerk/Treasurer

Submitted by:  Katrina Taylor, Grants Coordinator

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ITEM TITLE

Title

*Amendment of Emergency Rental Assistance Program Guidelines for Baldwin County

 

Body

 

STAFF RECOMMENDATION

Recommendation

Approve the following Amendments to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Guidelines:

 

1)  Amendment #1: Payments made directly to renters when landlords refuse to participate.

 

2)  Amendment #2: Include utilities, late fees, relocation expenses, and reconnection fees.

 

3)  Amendment #3: Revise program deadline to September 30, 2022; and application submission deadline to June 10, 2022.

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

 

Previous Commission action/date:  Reason for Replacement Agenda Item:  Staff Recommendation was updated to reflect the specific amendments to the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Guidelines.

March 25, 2021 - The Baldwin County Commission approved the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Guidelines

 

Background:  Wayne Dyess, County Administrator, signed the forms per the Agreement from the U.S. Department of the Treasury as the local government Chief Executive Officer and the documents were submitted electronically to the U.S. Department of the Treasury on January 12, 2021, by staff. This Agreement was executed and submitted prior to Commission approval due to time constraints and submission deadline of January 12, 2021. The Commission approved the fund allocation on January 19, 2021. The Commission held a Special Meeting on March 25, 2021, that approved the Emergency Rental Assistance Program Guidelines for Baldwin County.

 

 

FINANCIAL IMPACT

 

Total cost of recommendation:  TBD

 

Budget line item(s) to be used:  TBD

 

If this is not a budgeted expenditure, does the recommendation create a need for funding?  N/A

 

 

LEGAL IMPACT

 

Is legal review necessary for this staff recommendation and related documents? 

Yes

 

Reviewed/approved by:  County Attorney, Brad Hicks 05/25/2021 per Sherry-Lea Botop - clc

 

Additional comments:  N/A

 

 

ADVERTISING REQUIREMENTS

 

Is advertising required for this recommendation?  N/A

 

If the proof of publication affidavit is not attached, list the reason: N/A

 

 

FOLLOW UP IMPLEMENTATION

 

For time-sensitive follow up, select deadline date for follow up:  N/A

 

Individual(s) responsible for follow up:  Cian Harrison, Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop

 

Action required (list contact persons/addresses if documents are to be mailed or emailed):  Sherry-Lea Bloodworth Botop - Amend Emergency Rental Assistance Program Guidelines for Baldwin County

 

Additional instructions/notes:  N/A