City of Atlanta
Georgia

Ordinance
17-O-1243

AN ORDINANCE BY COUNCILMEMBER JOYCE SHEPERD ADOPTING THE ATLANTA CONTINUUM-OF-CARE FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN BY REFERENCE INTO THE CITY OF ATLANTA 2016-2021 COMPREHENSIVE DEVELOPMENT PLAN; AND FOR OTHER
PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of the Municipal ClerkSponsors:Councilmember, District 12 Joyce M Sheperd
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

Attachments

  1. Printout
  2. 15 CONTINUUM-OF-CARE

Item Discussion

(Public Hearing held 6/12/17)

Body

WHEREAS, in 2013, the Mayor created the Atlanta Continuum-of-Care (CoC), a local

collaborative that coordinates housing, services and funding for homeless families and

individuals the City of Atlanta; and

 

WHEREAS, Partners for HOME (PFH), a 501(c)3 organization, was created to operate and administer the CoC; and

 

WHEREAS, since the creation of the Atlanta CoC and PFH, annual Point in Time data indicates a 75 percent decrease in the total number of chronically homeless individuals and a 61 percent decrease in unsheltered homeless individuals; and

 

WHEREAS, despite this progress, homelessness continues to be a complex issue in our community, affecting individuals, families, neighborhoods and businesses; and

 

WHEREAS, the PFH and CoC have developed a five-year strategic plan ("the ClearPath Strategic Plan") for increasing the numbers of successful housing placements, reducing the numbers of individuals experiencing homelessness; and

 

WHEREAS,  the ClearPath Strategic Plan will create an action-oriented response system focused on permanent housing placements for all individuals experiencing homelessness; limiting the length of time in homelessness, returning and stabilizing lives, and increasing income; and

 

WHEREAS,   the  ClearPath Strategic Plan  establishes  guiding principles,  goals, investment strategies, evidence-based practices, and performance standards; and

 

WHEREAS,  the City will seek to financially support this plan by aligning homelessness funding (e.g., US Department of Housing and Urban Development grant funding for reducing homelessness such as ESG, HOPWA, and the homeless priorities for CDBG and HOME, as permitted by federal  regulations and requirements) and considering a homeless opportunity bond to be matched dollar for dollar by the private sector; and

 

WHEREAS,  the PFH will ensure accountability, transparency and administration of the ClearPath strategic plan; and

 

WHEREAS,   the ClearPath Strategic Plan has been determined to be consistent with, and provide supplemental detail to, the City of Atlanta 2016-2021 Comprehensive Development Plan; and

 

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to adopt the ClearPath  Strategic Plan   as a component of the City of Atlanta 2016-2021 Comprehensive Development Plan.

 

NOW, THEREFORE THE CITY COUNCIL  OF THE  CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1: That the ClearPath Strategic Plan, a copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit "A", is hereby adopted by reference as a component of the City of Atlanta 2016-2021 Comprehensive Development Plan.

 

SECTION 2: That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent of the conflict.

 

 

WHEREAS, the City Council wishes to adopt the ClearPath  Strategic Plan   as a

component ofthe City of Atlanta 2016-2021 Comprehensive Development Plan.

 

NOW, THEREFORE THE CITY COUNCIL  OF THE  CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, HEREBY ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1: That the ClearPath Strategic Plan, a copy of which is attached hereto as

Exhibit "A", is hereby adopted by reference as a component of the City of Atlanta 2016-

2021 Comprehensive Development Plan.

 

SECTION 2: That all ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby

repealed only to the extent of the conflict.

 

Meeting History

May 1, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO PUBLIC SAFETY AND LEGAL ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
May 9, 2017 12:30 PM Video Community Development/Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
draft Draft
RESULT:HELD IN COMMITTEE [4 TO 0]
MOVER:Joyce M Sheperd, Vice-Chair, District 12
SECONDER:Ivory Lee Young Jr., District 3
AYES:Cleta Winslow, Joyce M Sheperd, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Andre Dickens
ABSENT:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Mary Norwood
AWAY:Michael Julian Bond
May 15, 2017 1:00 PM  Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

MEMBERS PRESENT: SHEPERD, YOUNG, DICKENS, WINSLOW & BOND

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
May 23, 2017 12:30 PM Video Community Development/Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Jun 5, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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RETURNED AS HELD TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:RETURNED AS HELD
Jun 13, 2017 12:30 PM  Community Development/Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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RESULT:FAVORABLE [5 TO 0]
MOVER:Joyce M Sheperd, Vice-Chair, District 12
SECONDER:Mary Norwood, Post 2 At-Large
AYES:Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Joyce M Sheperd, Ivory Lee Young Jr.
AWAY:Cleta Winslow, Andre Dickens
Jun 19, 2017 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 15 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED [UNANIMOUS]
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Mary Norwood, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Kwanza Hall, Ivory Lee Young Jr., Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Alex Wan, Howard Shook, Yolanda Adrean, Felicia A Moore, Clarence "C. T." Martin, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Joyce M Sheperd