Long Beach, CA
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File #: 21-1060    Version: 1 Name: DS - contract with Yardi Systems, Inc. for ERAP
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 9/27/2021 In control: City Council
On agenda: 10/12/2021 Final action: 10/12/2021
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute all Block Grant Award documents on behalf of the City, and any documents necessary including necessary amendments, to participate in the second round of the State Rental Assistance Program; Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 35877 with Yardi Systems, Inc., of Goleta, CA, to provide ERAP implementation, to increase the contract amount by $3,800,000, for a revised not to exceed amount of $5,307,957, and to extend the term of the contract to September 30, 2023; and Increase appropriations in the Community Development Fund Group in the Development Services Department by $13,099,702, offset by grant revenues. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Development Services
Attachments: 1. 101221-R-20sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-21-0127.pdf
Related files: 35877_002
TITLE
Recommendation to adopt resolution authorizing City Manager, or designee, to execute all Block Grant Award documents on behalf of the City, and any documents necessary including necessary amendments, to participate in the second round of the State Rental Assistance Program;

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all documents necessary to amend Contract No. 35877 with Yardi Systems, Inc., of Goleta, CA, to provide ERAP implementation, to increase the contract amount by $3,800,000, for a revised not to exceed amount of $5,307,957, and to extend the term of the contract to September 30, 2023; and

Increase appropriations in the Community Development Fund Group in the Development Services Department by $13,099,702, offset by grant revenues. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
City Council approval is requested to adopt a Resolution and accept additional State Block Grant funding for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) and to increase contract authority with Yardi Systems, Inc. (Yardi), for program implementation and to assist eligible renters who have experienced economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic with rental and utility payment assistance.

The City of Long Beach (City) was previously awarded a total of $30.2 million in funds through the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (HR 133) and California State Senate Bill 91 (SB 91) to assist low-income renters who have experienced economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On February 9, 2021, the City Council directed staff to reserve the State Block Grant amount of $16.4 million, conform the City’s program to the State’s ERAP rules, and self-administer a local program combining the State Block Grant with the previously received $13.8 million federal allocation. Collectively, these funds are known as ERAP1. On April 6, 2021, the City Council authorized a contract with Yardi to provide an online portal and assist with program implementation for ERAP1.

Since that time, the City ...

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