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File #: 2020-680    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/24/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/6/2020 Final action:
Title: CITY OF CARSON EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)
Sponsors: Community Development
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Report to Mayor and City Council
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
Consent


SUBJECT:
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CITY OF CARSON EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM UPDATE (CITY COUNCIL)

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I. SUMMARY

On June 23, 2020, the City Council approved City of Carson's Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) program and allocated $264,819 in CDBG-CV (CARES Act) funds to assist low- and moderate-income Carson residents facing imminent threat of eviction as a result of loss of income related to the pandemic. In addition, according to HUD regulations, all senior citizens are presumed to be of low- and moderate income, therefore, and are eligible to apply for this assistance. Eligible households could receive up to a maximum of three months, with a maximum monthly assistance of $1,000 for a total of $3,000. Assuming assistance of $3,000 per household, the allocated funds could assist a maximum number of 88 households in Carson. Applicants must meet income qualifications and demonstrate financial impacts as a result of COVID-19. Examples include, but are not limited to, loss of employment, reduction of work hours, or reduced wages.
On August 14, 2020, the program was made public through a press release and also advertised through City's website and social media outlets. The application submission period for the program was between August 14, 2020 and September 10, 2020.
To date, the City has received twenty three (23) applications. Upon review of the applications, staff has determined that none of the applicants had submitted all of the required documents to determine their eligibility, including but not limited to tax returns, employment verification, identification, income verification, etc. Staff is currently communicating with the applicants to assist them in submitting their missing documents. Given the number of applications received is significantly less than the funding available, even if all current applicants receive funding, staff has extended the application deadline to October 29, 2020....

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