Staff Report/Resolution – Accepting the Proposal Submitted by Self-Help Enterprises to Provide Grant Services Related to the Housing Components

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STAFF REPORT

AGENDA ITEM: Resolution Accepting the Proposal Submitted by Self-Help Enterprises to
Provide Grant Services Related to the Housing Components of the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and CaIHOME Housing Rehabilitation Program, Awarding a Professional Services Contract to Self-Help Enterprises and Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Execute an Agreement for Professional Services.

MEETING DATE: April 19, 2011

PREPARED BY: Jasmin Bains, Senior Accountant

REVIEWED BY: Victoria Lewis, Interim City Manager

RECOMMENDATION:

City Council adopt Resolution No. 2011-_, accepting the proposal received from Self-Help Enterprises to provide grant services related to the Housing Components of the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Ca1HOME Housing Rehabilitation Program, awarding a professional services contract with Self-Help Enterprises and authorizing the Interim City Manager to execute an agreement for professional services in a form as approved by the City Attorney.

BACKGROUND:

Staff distributed a Request for Proposals (RFP) in March 2011 for housing program grant consulting services. The City received responses from two firms, Self-Help Enterprises and Adams Ashby Group.

DISCUSSION:

Self-Help’s proposal includes grant writing, administration and implementation of the City’s Housing Programs including, but not limited to: First-Time Homebuyer Program and/or Housing Rehabilitation Program over a three year period using funds secured through Federal, State, and Local funding sources such as the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), CaIHOME Program, HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME), CDBG Revolving Loan Accounts, and HOME Program Income.

Acceptance of this proposal will allow Self-Help Enterprises to continue with administration and implementation of the currently funded 2009 HOME Program in the amount of $800,000 which includes the First-Time Homebuyer Down Payment Assistance Program and Housing Rehabilitation. The subsequent grant administration costs and activity delivery costs will be billed to the City as they are incurred.

FISCAL IMPACT:

The fiscal impact of this agreement will be determined on a grant-by-grant basis.

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ATTACHMENTS:

1. Resolution No. 2011- _

2. Proposals (2)

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RESOLUTION NO. 2011-

RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF LIVINGSTON

ACCEPTING THE PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY SELF-HELP ENTERPRISES TO PROVIDE GRANT SERVICES RELATED TO THE HOUSING COMPONENTS OF THE HOME INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM (HOME), THE STATE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT (CDBG) PROGRAM AND CALHOME HOUSNG REHABILITATION PROGRAM, AWARDING A
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT TO SELF-HELP ENTERPRISES AND AUTHORIZING THE INTERIM CITY MANAGER TO EXECUTE AN AGREEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

WHEREAS, in response to the Request for Proposals from the City, proposals to provide grant services related to the housing components of the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, and the CalHOME Housing Rehabilitation Program, the City received proposals from two firms: Self-Help Enterprises and Adams Ashby Group; and

WHEREAS, based on the review of the qualifications and the proposals, the City Council
determined that Self-Help Enterprises’ proposal is the best among the proposals received.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the City Council of the City of Livingston
hereby adopts a Resolution to award a Professional Services Contract to provide grant services related to the housing components of the Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME), the State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program, and the Ca1HOME Housing Rehabilitation Program, to Self-Help Enterprises and Authorizing the Interim City Manager to Execute an Agreement for professional services in a form approved by the City Attorney.

Passed and adopted this 19t1i day of April, 2011, by the following vote:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

Rodrigo Espinoza, Mayor
of the City of Livingston

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ATTEST:

I, hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was regularly introduced, passed and adopted at a regular meeting of the City Council of the City of Livingston this 19t” day of April, 2011.

Antonio Silva, City Clerk

of the City of Livingston

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