City of Atlanta
Georgia

Resolution
20-R-4067
Adopted as Amended
Jul 6, 2020 1:00 PM

****A RESOLUTION BY COUNCILMEMBERS MATT WESTMORELAND AND JOYCE M. SHEPERD AS AMENDED BY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE APPROVING A DEPLOYMENT PLAN FOR FUNDS ALLOCATED FOR RENTAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE CONSUMER GRANT PROGRAM IN THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY (“CARES”) ACT; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

Information

Department:Office of Research and Policy AnalysisSponsors:Councilmember, Post 2 At Large Matt Westmoreland, Councilmember, District 12 Joyce M Sheperd
Category:Personal PaperFunctions:None Required

Item Discussion

(Favorable as Amended by Community Development/Human Services Committee 6/23/20)

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WHEREAS, like much of the world the United States, the State of Georgia, and the City of Atlanta are currently responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”); and


WHEREAS, on March 25, 2020, the United States Senate unanimously passed (96-0) the

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”); and


WHEREAS, the CARES Act provides stimulus to individuals, businesses, and hospitals in response to the economic distress caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic; and

WHEREAS, on March 27, 2020, the House of Representatives passed the CARES Act by voice

vote, and the President signed the bill into law that same day; and


WHEREAS, the CARES Act established the Coronavirus Relief Fund and appropriated $150 billion to the Fund; and


WHEREAS, on April 21, 2020, the City of Atlanta received $88,434,611.30 in Coronavirus Relief Funds; and


WHEREAS, the CARES Act provides that payments from the Fund may be used to cover necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency, were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of March 27, 2020, and were incurred during the period that beings on March 1, 2020 and ends on December 30, 2020; and


WHEREAS, funding from the CARES Act may be used for medical expenses, public health expenses, payroll expenses, actions to facilitate compliance with COVID-19-related public health measures, provision of economic support, and any other reasonable related expense; and

WHEREAS, in accordance with 20-O-1362, the City has allocated $22,000,000 for expenditures related to the consumer grant program to prevent eviction and assist in preventing homelessness; and

WHEREAS, these funds will be utilized to assist residential renters who have experienced a loss of income, with payment of their rent for up to three months; and

 

WHEREAS, the fund is expected to serve approximately 6,700 households with rental and utility assistance, with a maximum household limit of $1,000 a month for three months; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to 20-O-1362, the Atlanta City Council must approve, via resolution, a deployment plan for any funds allocated for rental assistance through the consumer grant program as set forth therein; and


WHEREAS, the City has chosen an entity to serve as central coordinator and administer the program, and has submitted its deployment plan; and

 

WHEREAS, it it is the desire of the Atlanta City Council to approve the deployment plan in accordance with the requirements of 20-O-1362.


NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA, GEORGIA, that the deployment plan for Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act funds allocated for rental assistance through the consumer grant program as set forth in 20-O-1362, attached as Exhibit A, is hereby approved.

 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED, that all resolutions and parts of resolutions in conflict herewith, be and the same are hereby waived.

 

 

 

Meeting History

Jun 15, 2020 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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REFERRED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT/HUMAN SERVICES COMMITTEE AND FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WITHOUT OBJECTION

RESULT:REFERRED WITHOUT OBJECTION
Jun 23, 2020 1:30 PM Video Community Development/Human Services Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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FORWARDED TO FINANCE/EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

RESULT:FAVORABLE AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Matt Westmoreland, Chair, Post 2 At-Large
SECONDER:Carla Smith, District 1
AYES:Matt Westmoreland, Michael Julian Bond, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Natalyn Mosby Archibong
EXCUSED:Antonio Brown, Joyce M Sheperd
Jun 24, 2020 1:30 PM Video Finance/Executive Committee Regular Committee Meeting
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Terri Lee

RESULT:FAVORABLE [5 TO 0]
MOVER:Jennifer N. Ide, Chair
SECONDER:Matt Westmoreland, Post 2 At Large
AYES:Jennifer N. Ide, Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Howard Shook
ABSENT:Joyce M Sheperd
AWAY:J. P. Matzigkeit
Jul 6, 2020 1:00 PM Video Atlanta City Council Regular Meeting
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ADOPTED AS AMENDED BY A ROLL CALL VOTE OF 15 YEAS; 0 NAYS

RESULT:ADOPTED AS AMENDED [UNANIMOUS]
MOVER:Amir R Farokhi, Councilmember, District 2
SECONDER:Antonio Brown, Councilmember, District 3
AYES:Michael Julian Bond, Matt Westmoreland, Andre Dickens, Carla Smith, Amir R Farokhi, Antonio Brown, Cleta Winslow, Natalyn Mosby Archibong, Jennifer N. Ide, Howard Shook, J. P. Matzigkeit, Dustin Hillis, Andrea L. Boone, Marci Collier Overstreet, Joyce M Sheperd