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File #: 2022-1434    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Consent
File created: 3/22/2022 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 4/12/2022 Final action: 4/12/2022
Title: Commission District(s): All Commission Districts Appropriation of District 2 ARP Funding to DeKalb Habitat for Humanity for Seniors and Veteran Home Repairs
Attachments: 1. DeKalb County Housing Plus request, 2. AIP BUDGET.doc

                                    

Public Hearing:  YES      NO                                                   Department: Board of Commissioners - District 2                                     

 

SUBJECT:

Title

Commission District(s): All Commission Districts

Appropriation of District 2 ARP Funding to DeKalb Habitat for Humanity for Seniors and Veteran Home Repairs

Body

 

Information Contact: Commissioner Jeff Rader

Phone Number: 404-371-2863

 

PURPOSE:

To provide an appropriation in the amount of $55,000 to DeKalb Habitat for Humanity in order for them to address critical home repairs for seniors and veterans so that they can maintain affordable housing and age in place.

 

NEED/IMPACT:

Habitat DeKalb manages two major programs for DeKalb residents:  • Affordable Home Ownership for low-moderate income families  • Aging in Place/Housing Plus for seniors and veterans   The Aging in Place/Housing Plus program is a movement to not only enable people to age safely in their homes but also to create an environment where older adults can continue to learn and contribute, develop relationships with people of all ages, maintain a healthy lifestyle, live independently, and receive healthcare and support services that are community-based. At the end of the day, a livable community for older adults is a livable community for everyone. DeKalb Habitat for Humanity currently has 294 DeKalb County senior and/or veteran homeowners on our waitlist requesting these services.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

Use of District 2 ARPA funding in the amount of $52,638 from POETA 105744.63258.521209.01.02.602479

 

RECOMMENDATION:

Recommended Action

To approve the appropriation and authorize the Chief Executive Officer to execute all necessary documents and MOA after the risk assessment has been approved.