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File #: 020765    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/4/2002 In control: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 9/24/2002
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution authorizing the City of Milwaukee to request from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development an exception to Community Development Block Grant conflict-of-interest regulations with respect to the Community Homes Program.
Sponsors: THE CHAIR
Indexes: COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT
Attachments: 1. City Atty. Letter.PDF, 2. Fiscal note.pdf
Number
020765
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
THE CHAIR
Title
Substitute resolution authorizing the City of Milwaukee to request from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development an exception to Community Development Block Grant conflict-of-interest regulations with respect to the Community Homes Program.
Analysis
This resolution authorizes the City of Milwaukee, acting through its Community Block Grant Administration, to apply to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for an exception to the regulations governing conflicts of interest in CDBG funding with respect to the Community Homes Program and Dameon Ellzey and Andrea Pratt-Ellzey.
Resolution
Body
Whereas, The City of Milwaukee Department of Neighborhood Services and the Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation (NIDC) have, as part of the Community Homes Program, expended Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds and HOME Investment Partnerships Act funds (HOME funds) for the rehabilitation of the property located at 2423 W. Kilbourn Avenue in the City of Milwaukee; and

Whereas, Federal regulations governing the expenditure of CDBG and HOME funds, 24 C.F.R. §570.611 and 24 C.F.R. §92.356, prohibit the use of federal grant funds to provide a financial benefit to an immediate family member of any person in a decision-making position with respect to the federal grant funding; and

Whereas, A certain city employee is employed as a Code Enforcement Inspector II within the Department of Neighborhood Services and his spouse is the daughter of a Common Council member; and

Whereas, The city employee and his spouse applied to participate in the Community Homes Program on February 16, 2002 and the Administrative Specialist reviewing their application determined that they met the eligibility requirements for the program, under which properties are rehabilitated and sold to income-eligible persons; and

Whereas, As part of the standard marketi...

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