Homeless Housing Investment Budget Rider

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Ann Kitchen
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Homeless Housing Investment Budget Rider

Post by Ann Kitchen » Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:45 am

All

Attached is the Budget Rider I mentioned yesterday, to commit to housing for homeless individuals. This rider commits over the next two years to the additional investment level in housing services that have been recommended by the city's consultants. As the consultants pointed out in their presentation to Council on Tuesday - this level is necessary to make progress towards making homelessness rare (achieving effective zero).

Now is the time for the Council to make this commitment.

Best Regards
Ann Kitchen
City Council D5

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Link to Budget Rider
http://assets.austintexas.gov/austincou ... 104143.pdf

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Text of Budget Rider:


FY 2020-21 Budget Amendment Form

Budget Amendment
Homelessness Response Investment

Strategic Outcome Alignment
Health and Environment, Safety, Economic Opportuniyt and Affordability,Government that Works for All

Lead Sponsor: CM Kitchen

Amount and Source of Funding
Ongoing
$22,176,000 over next two fiscal years General Fund
$11,176,000 investment over FY 20-21 APD & associated savings/reallocations

Additional Information
Per the Homelessness Working Group recommendations delivered to City Council Aug 4, a total investment increase of $22,176,000 in ongoing funds is needed over the next two fiscal years, broken down by category in the accompanying tables. Progress demands a significant down payment in FY 20-21 and a commitment to FY 21-22 investment. The precise allocation within each year (e.g., between RRH and PSH) could be determined by data driven analysis, timing of capital investment and other strategic considerations. Goals can be reached through mid-year budget adjustments and data-informed strategic reallocations.

SEE THE FUNDING REQUEST TABLES IN THE ATTACHED BUDGET RIDER FOR A BREAKDOWN OF EXPENDITURES
Ann Kitchen
Council Member District 5