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Legislation #: 200373 Introduction Date: 5/14/2020
Type: Ordinance Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ROBINSON
Title: Authorizing the Director of the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a contract with Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom in the amount of $65,000.00 for legal services for limited income tenants aimed at keeping tenants housed and keeping evictions off their records.

Legislation History
DateMinutesDescription
5/14/2020 Filed by the Clerk's office
5/14/2020 Referred to Neighborhood Planning and Development Committee
5/20/2020 Without Recommendation
5/21/2020 Councilmember Bough (Second by McManus) Move To Consider
5/21/2020 Councilmember Bough (Second by McManus) Move to Advance
5/21/2020 Passed

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ORDINANCE NO. 200373

 

Authorizing the Director of the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department to enter into a contract with Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom in the amount of $65,000.00 for legal services for limited income tenants aimed at keeping tenants housed and keeping evictions off their records.

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City (City) is actively seeking to mitigate the impact evictions on tenants who rent housing from landlords within the city limits; and

 

WHEREAS, the City has recognized and supported through Resolution No. 190934 and Ordinance No. 190935, respectively, tenant rights and the need to assist in promoting housing security for all citizens to the fullest extent possible; and

 

WHEREAS, to assist and better ensure housing security for tenants, the City has provided support for legal services, including support for legal assistance, to help prevent evictions and/or resolve the circumstances of evictions impacting tenants; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

Section 1. That the Director of the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department is hereby authorized to execute a professional services contract with Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom in the amount of $65,000.00 to provide legal services from funds previously appropriated to Account No. 21-1000-572515-B, Tenant Advocacy. The contract is approved, in substantial form, as that on file with the Director of Neighborhoods and Housing Services.

 

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I hereby certify that there is a balance, otherwise unencumbered, to the credit of the appropriation to which the foregoing expenditure is to be charged, and a cash balance, otherwise unencumbered, in the treasury, to the credit of the fund from which payment is to be made, each sufficient to meet the obligation hereby incurred.

 

 

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Tammy L. Queen

Director of Finance

 

Approved as to form and legality:

 

 

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Joseph Guarino

Assistant City Attorney