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File #: Res 2021-02    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/23/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 2/1/2021 Final action: 2/1/2021
Title: RESOLUTION APPROVING INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR LANDLORD/TENANT LEGAL SERVICES PILOT PROGRAM
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Presentation, 3. CLS Program IGA, 4. Eviction Clinic Overview

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RESOLUTION APPROVING INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR LANDLORD/TENANT LEGAL SERVICES PILOT PROGRAM

 

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Summary and Background Information:

February 1, 2021 Update:

This resolution was continued from the January 4, 2021 City Council meeting to allow for a presentation with outside partners to take place. Representatives from Colorado Legal Services and the Adams County Commissioners.

 

January 4, 2021 Communication:

Commerce City joined other cities and Adams County two years ago to set up this program with a goal of helping to prevent homelessness.  The attached intergovernmental agreement (IGA) extends the program for two additional years.  The money for the City’s share of the program is budgeted.

 

Colorado Legal Services (CLS) has provided representation for 363 households with 955 residents, including 450 children.  The program has been successful and staff recommends continued participation.

 

Attached are the resolution and proposed IGA, as well as the presentation and narrative report from CLS regarding the CLS Eviction Pilot Project. 

 

Staff Responsible (Department Head): Roger Tinklenberg, Interim City Manager

Staff Member Presenting: Roger Tinklenberg, Interim City Manager

 

Financial Impact: $15,000 per year for two years

Funding Source: General Fund 

 

Staff Recommendation: Approve the IGA