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File #: 21-0028R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s Plan for our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness and Residing in Hotels during the Pandemic
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 3/8/2021 In control: Economic and Community Development
On agenda: Final action: 1/24/2022
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s Plan for our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness and Residing in Hotels during the Pandemic For the purpose of inviting the Acting Director of the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the City Administrator, the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the advocacy groups Housing Our Neighbors and Homeless Persons Representation Project to brief and advise the City Council as to: the overall outcomes for neighbors experiencing homelessness who were able to reside in the hotels; what is next for them; assistance for those experiencing homelessness in encampments during the crisis; and the availability of programs to access housing.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, Sharon Green Middleton, John T. Bullock, Isaac "Yitzy" Schleifer, James Torrence, Robert Stokes, Sr., Zeke Cohen, Phylicia Porter
Indexes: Expanding, Homelessness, Hotels, Informational Hearing, Pandemic
Attachments: 1. 21-0028R~1st Reader, 2. Finance 21-0028R, 3. DHCD 21-0028R, 4. OCA 21-0028R, 5. MOCFS 21-0028R, 6. MOHS Council Committee Presentation-Economic and Community Development052521, 7. Law 21-0028R, 8. 21-0028R - Presentation - Homeless Persons Representation Project, 9. MOHS 21-0028R, 10. 21-0028R - Agenda, 11. Hearing Packet 21-0028R C, 12. 21-0028R - Minutes, 13. Hearing Notes - 21-0028R, 14. MOHS Presentation 21-0028R January 11 2022, 15. 21-0028R - Agenda 1-11-21 Worksession, 16. 21-0028R Hearing Notes - Worksession, 17. 21-0028R - Minutes - 1-11-22 Worksession, 18. 21-0028R Voting Form 1-11-22 Worksession, 19. cc21-0028R(1)~1st (ECD), 20. 21-0028R~2nd Reader, 21. 21-0028R~2nd Reader
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
1/24/20220 Baltimore City Council Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/24/20220 Economic and Community Development Recommended Favorably with Amendment  Action details Meeting details Not available
1/11/20220 Economic and Community Development Recommended Favorably with AmendmentPass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/15/20210 Economic and Community Development Worksession  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/5/20210 Economic and Community Development Scheduled for a Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Housing and Community Development  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Baltimore City Administrator   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Homeless Services Program  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to Dept. of Finance  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/11/20210 Baltimore City Council Refer to City Solicitor  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Assigned  Action details Meeting details Not available
3/8/20210 Baltimore City Council Introduced  Action details Meeting details Not available

* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.

The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.

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                     City of Baltimore

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Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos                                                                                             

                     

                     A Resolution Entitled

 

A Council Resolution concerning

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Informational Hearing - Baltimore’s Plan for our Neighbors Experiencing Homelessness and Residing in Hotels during the Pandemic

For the purpose of inviting the Acting Director of the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the City Administrator, the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the advocacy groups Housing Our Neighbors and Homeless Persons Representation Project to brief and advise the City Council as to: the overall outcomes for neighbors experiencing homelessness who were able to reside in the hotels; what is next for them; assistance for those experiencing homelessness in encampments during the crisis; and the availability of programs to access housing.

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Whereas, the COVID-19 pandemic is a serious health crisis in our City, State, and Nation;

 

Whereas, the Mayor’s Office of Homeless Services has housed over 500 of our neighbors experiencing homelessness in local hotels to allow some to recover from COVID as well as to protect others from COVID;

 

Whereas, many more of our neighbors experiencing homelessness need protection from the ongoing crisis and need access to stable housing;

 

Whereas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) may reimburse cities for temporary hotel stays for our neighbors experiencing homelessness now and throughout the health crisis; an

 

Whereas, there is interest for the public and the City Council to be briefed on the plan for our neighbors experiencing homelessness both in hotels and in encampments to be stably housed.

 

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the City Council of Baltimore, That the Council invites the Acting Director of the Mayor's Office of Homeless Services, the Director of the Mayor's Office of Children and Family Success, the City Administrator, the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, and the advocacy groups Housing Our Neighbors and Homeless Persons Representation Project to brief and advise the City Council as to: the overall outcomes for neighbors experiencing homelessness who were able to reside in the hotels; what is next for them; assistance for those experiencing homelessness in encampments during the crisis; and the availability of programs to access housing.

 

And be it further resolved, That a copy of this Resolution be sent to the Mayor, the City Administrator, the Acting Director of the Mayor's Office of Homeless Services, the Director of the Mayor’s Office of Children and Family Success, the Acting Commissioner of the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Executive Director of Housing Our Neighbors, the Executive Director of the Homeless Persons Representation Project, and the Mayor’s Legislative Liaison to the City Council.