Item - 2013.CD24.6

Tracking Status

CD24.6 - 2014/15 Funding Allocations from the Provincial Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, the City of Toronto - Homeless Initiatives Fund, and the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

City Council Decision

City Council on November 13, 14, 15 and 18, 2013, adopted the following:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into agreements and allocate, as community grants, up to $11,921,464 gross and $664,823 net from the 2014 and 2015 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) Provincial funding envelope and the City of Toronto Homelessness Initiatives Fund (HIF), respectively, subject to approval of the 2014 and 2015 City Operating Budgets, as follows: 

 

a.         to extend the funding, and enter into agreements with currently funded Investment Projects for Drop-in projects, for up to $406,250 gross and $0 net, as follows:

 

i.          from January 1 to December 31, 2014 for up to $325,000 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

ii.          from January 1 to March 31, 2015 for up to $81,250 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.          

 

b.         to extend the funding, and enter into agreements with currently funded Partnership Projects for Supports to Daily Living and Drop-in projects for up to $8,012,616 gross and $0 net, as follows:

 

i.          from January 1 to December 31, 2014 for up to $6,410,093 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix B to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

ii.          from January 1 to March 31, 2015 for up to $1,602,523 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix B to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

c.         to extend existing agreements in respect of currently funded Partnership Projects for Housing Help and Street Outreach projects, from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014, for up to $2,914,418 gross and $664,823 net as set out in Appendix C to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

d.         to extend current funding and enter into agreements in respect of two Trusteeship projects, a Drop-in project and Housing Help Within Shelters project, for up to $588,180 gross and $0 net, as follows:

 

i.          from January 1 to December 31, 2014 for up to $470,544 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix D to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

ii.          from January 1 to March 31, 2015 for up to $117,636 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix D to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into service agreements and allocate funds up to $387,000 gross and $0 net from the 2014 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative subject to approval of the 2014 City Operating Budget to:

 

a.         enter into new agreements and amend existing agreements to respond to emergency situations impacting the community, for an amount not to exceed $200,000 gross and $0 net;

 

b.         provide funding for the 2014 Health and Safety Fund up to $150,000 gross and $0 net consistent with the terms set out in Appendix E to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration;

 

c.         provide funding up to $37,000 gross and $0 net for 2014 Appeals. This funding is to be used for appeals made to new or changed Partnership Projects and/or to Investment Projects.  In the event that there are no appeals, or that less than $37,000 is required for appeals, the funds would be reallocated to the Health and Safety Fund (Part 2 b above); and

 

d.         amend the criteria of the Health and Safety fund, as outlined in Appendix E to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to limit agency applications for this fund to one time per funding year.

 

3.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to allocate community grants and enter into new agreements, with options to fund up to five years, with the successful applicants of a Request for Proposals for projects, starting April 1, 2014, for up to $28,823,095 gross and $2,659,291 net from the 2014 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI), Homeless Initiatives Fund (HIF) and Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) funding as follows: up to $6,600,561 gross and $0 net of CHPI, up to $1,994,468 gross and net of HIF, and up to $12,972,292 gross and $0 net of HPS subject to approval of the 2014 City Operating Budget; and up to $2,266,854 gross and $0 net of CHPI, up to $664,823 gross and net of HIF, and up to $4,324,097 gross and $0 net of HPS subject to approval of the 2015 City Operating Budget, and subsequent operating budgets.

 

4.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to award community grants consistent with the Toronto Community Grants Policy outlined in Appendix F to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

5.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to develop funding priorities for any renewal of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, or other similar federal funding program, using input from community consultations, dependent on new program terms and conditions once announced by the Government of Canada.

 

6.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to enter into a contribution agreement with Service Canada or related entity for up to $86,481,945 in funding over a five year period under a renewal of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, or any new federal homelessness funding program effective April 1, 2014 and to allocate funding based on developed priorities.

 

7.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, once the contribution agreement with Service Canada or related entity is in place, to enter into agreements to deliver projects in line with the terms and conditions of the Federal Agreement.

 

8.         City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to include continuity of service for clients when making funding decisions.

Background Information (Committee)

(October 10, 2013) Report with Appendices A to F from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on 2014/15 Funding Allocations from the Provincial Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, the City of Toronto - Homeless Initiatives Fund, and the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62509.pdf

Communications (Committee)

(October 27, 2013) E-mail from Rob Howarth (CD.New.CD24.6.1)
(October 28, 2013) Submission from Maritt Kirst, Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CD.New.CD24.6.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-40685.pdf

Motions (City Council)

1 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

That City Council request the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to include continuity of service for clients when making funding decisions.

Vote (Amend Item (Additional)) Nov-14-2013 2:11 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.6 - Mihevc - motion 1
Total members that voted Yes: 26 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 19 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, Ron Moeser, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

Motion to Adopt Item as Amended (Carried)

Vote (Adopt Item as Amended) Nov-14-2013 2:12 PM

Result: Carried Majority Required - CD24.6 - Adopt the item as amended
Total members that voted Yes: 27 Members that voted Yes are Paul Ainslie, Maria Augimeri, Michelle Berardinetti, Gary Crawford, Janet Davis, Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mike Del Grande, Frank Di Giorgio, Sarah Doucette, Paula Fletcher, Mary Fragedakis, Mark Grimes, Norman Kelly, Mike Layton, Chin Lee, Peter Leon, Giorgio Mammoliti, Josh Matlow, Pam McConnell, Joe Mihevc, Ron Moeser, Frances Nunziata (Chair), Cesar Palacio, Gord Perks, Michael Thompson, Adam Vaughan, Kristyn Wong-Tam
Total members that voted No: 0 Members that voted No are
Total members that were Absent: 18 Members that were absent are Ana Bail„o, Shelley Carroll, Raymond Cho, Josh Colle, Vincent Crisanti, John Filion, Doug Ford, Rob Ford, Gloria Lindsay Luby, Mary-Margaret McMahon, Peter Milczyn, Denzil Minnan-Wong, John Parker, James Pasternak, Anthony Perruzza, Jaye Robinson, David Shiner, Karen Stintz

CD24.6 - 2014/15 Funding Allocations from the Provincial Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, the City of Toronto - Homeless Initiatives Fund, and the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy

Decision Type:
ACTION
Status:
Amended
Wards:
All

Committee Recommendations

The Community Development and Recreation Committee recommends that:

 

1.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into agreements and allocate, as community grants, up to $11,921,464 gross and $664,823 net from the 2014 and 2015 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI) Provincial funding envelope and the City of Toronto Homelessness Initiatives Fund (HIF), respectively, subject to approval of the 2014 and 2015 City Operating Budgets, as follows: 

 

a.         to extend the funding, and enter into agreements with currently funded Investment Projects for Drop-in projects, for up to $406,250 gross and $0 net, as follows:

 

i.          from January 1 to December 31, 2014 for up to $325,000 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

ii.         from January 1 to March 31, 2015 for up to $81,250 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix A to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.          

 

b.         to extend the funding, and enter into agreements with currently funded Partnership Projects for Supports to Daily Living and Drop-in projects for up to $8,012,616 gross and $0 net, as follows:

 

i.          from January 1 to December 31, 2014 for up to $6,410,093 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix B to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

ii.         from January 1 to March 31, 2015 for up to $1,602,523 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix B to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

c.         to extend existing agreements in respect of currently funded Partnership Projects for Housing Help and Street Outreach projects, from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014, for up to $2,914,418 gross and $664,823 net as set out in Appendix C to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

d.         to extend current funding and enter into agreements in respect of two Trusteeship projects, a Drop-in project and Housing Help Within Shelters project, for up to $588,180 gross and $0 net, as follows:

 

i.          from January 1 to December 31, 2014 for up to $470,544 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix D to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration; and

 

ii.         from January 1 to March 31, 2015 for up to $117,636 gross and $0 net as set out in Appendix D to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

2.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to enter into service agreements and allocate funds up to $387,000 gross and $0 net from the 2014 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative subject to approval of the 2014 City Operating Budget to:

 

a.         enter into new agreements and amend existing agreements to respond to emergency situations impacting the community, for an amount not to exceed $200,000 gross and $0 net;

 

b.         provide funding for the 2014 Health and Safety Fund up to $150,000 gross and $0 net consistent with the terms set out in Appendix E to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration;

 

c.         provide funding up to $37,000 gross and $0 net for 2014 Appeals. This funding is to be used for appeals made to new or changed Partnership Projects and/or to Investment Projects.  In the event that there are no appeals, or that less than $37,000 is required for appeals, the funds would be reallocated to the Health and Safety Fund (Recommendation 2 b); and

 

d.         amend the criteria of the Health and Safety fund, as outlined in Appendix E to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, to limit agency applications for this fund to one time per funding year.

 

3.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to allocate community grants and enter into new agreements, with options to fund up to five years, with the successful applicants of a Request for Proposals for projects, starting April 1, 2014, for up to $28,823,095 gross and $2,659,291 net from the 2014 Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative (CHPI), Homeless Initiatives Fund (HIF) and Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) funding as follows: up to $6,600,561 gross and $0 net of CHPI, up to $1,994,468 gross and net of HIF, and up to $12,972,292 gross and $0 net of HPS subject to approval of the 2014 City Operating Budget; and up to $2,266,854 gross and $0 net of CHPI, up to $664,823 gross and net of HIF, and up to $4,324,097 gross and $0 net of HPS subject to approval of the 2015 City Operating Budget, and subsequent operating budgets.

 

4.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to award community grants consistent with the Toronto Community Grants Policy outlined in Appendix F to the report (October 10, 2013) from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration.

 

5.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration to develop funding priorities for any renewal of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, or other similar federal funding program, using input from community consultations, dependent on new program terms and conditions once announced by the Government of Canada.

 

6.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, in consultation with the City Solicitor, to enter into a contribution agreement with Service Canada or related entity for up to $86,481,945 in funding over a five year period under a renewal of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy, or any new federal homelessness funding program effective April 1, 2014 and to allocate funding based on developed priorities.

 

7.         City Council authorize the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration, once the contribution agreement with Service Canada or related entity is in place, to enter into agreements to deliver projects in line with the terms and conditions of the Federal Agreement.

Decision Advice and Other Information

The Community Development and Recreation Committee requested that the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration meet with community partners before the November 13, 2013 Council meeting to resolve outstanding issues, and report directly to Council if any amendments are necessary.

Origin

(October 10, 2013) Report from General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration

Summary

This report requests approval from Council to amend existing Community Homelessness Prevention Initiatives (CHPI) and Homeless Initiatives Fund (HIF) funding agreements and approve grants to community agencies in 2014 to assist people to find and keep housing and increase housing stability.

 

The federal government has approved the extension of the Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) for five years from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.  This report seeks authorization for the General Manager, Shelter Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) to enter into and administer the new agreement with the federal government. 

 

The Auditor General's 2012 annual Work Plan included a review of the Community Partnership and Investment Program (CPIP) which included the HIF program. On April 3, 2013, City Council approved the Auditor General's recommendations, including opening the HIF application process to all interested community agencies.  Consistent with this recommendation, SSHA has prepared a Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2014 for all HIF funding, as well as for a portion of the CHPI and HPS funding.

 

The Street Needs Assessment (SNA) and consultations with service providers, service users, other stakeholders and the general public have helped to inform the requirements of the RFP.

 

Given that the federal and provincial fiscal years are from April 1 to March 31, SSHA will be aligning the funding term for all CHPI and HIF funded projects to coincide with this funding term. This will allow for increased streamlining of service delivery and help improve service integration. In order to align services to an April 1 date, CHPI and HIF projects, currently funded on an annual basis, need to be extended for three months from January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014.

 

This report makes recommendations for $16,442,793 of the 2014 provincial CHPI grant and $2,659,291 of City HIF funds for community grants.   In addition, this report makes recommendations for $4,068,263 for 3 months of 2015 CHPI funds and $664,823 for 3 months of HIF funds.  In total for the 2014 and 2015 budgets, $20,511,056 from CHPI and $3,324,114 from HIF is recommended.

 

This report also provides recommendations on up to $17,296,389 of the federal 2014 and 2015 HPS which includes: up to $12,972,292 in 2014 HPS; and up to $4,324,097 in 2015 HPS, for community grants which requires Council approval to be allocated. 

 

All recommendations for funding in 2014 and 2015 are subject to funds being available through the approved 2014 and 2015 City Operating Budgets.

Background Information

(October 10, 2013) Report with Appendices A to F from the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration on 2014/15 Funding Allocations from the Provincial Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative, the City of Toronto - Homeless Initiatives Fund, and the Federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/bgrd/backgroundfile-62509.pdf

Communications

(October 27, 2013) E-mail from Rob Howarth (CD.New.CD24.6.1)
(October 28, 2013) Submission from Maritt Kirst, Centre for Research on Inner City Health (CD.New.CD24.6.2)
https://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2013/cd/comm/communicationfile-40685.pdf

Speakers

Maritt Kirst, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital (Submission Filed)
Councillor Janet Davis

Motions

1 - Motion to Adopt Item moved by Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Carried)

2 - Motion to Reconsider Item moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

3 - Motion to Amend Item (Additional) moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)

Request that the General Manager, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration meet with community partners before the November 13, 2013 Council meeting to resolve outstanding issues, and report directly to Council if any amendments are necessary.


4 - Motion to Adopt Item as Amended moved by Councillor Joe Mihevc (Carried)
Source: Toronto City Clerk at www.toronto.ca/council