The Greensboro City Council is scheduled to hold its one business meeting of the month on Tuesday, Oct. 18 beginning at 5 p.m. in the Katie Dorsett Council Chamber.
There is no public comment period at this meeting, but people are allowed to speak on any item on the agenda with the exception of consent agenda items.
Allocating more money for the homeless is an item on the general business agenda.
The Housing and Neighborhood Development Department is recommending that the City Council allocate over $777,000 “for homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing in our community” according to the agenda.
The funding is being distributed to nonprofit agencies as a result of response for proposal process. Director of the Department of Housing and Neighborhood Development Michelle Kennedy is the former executive director of the Interactive Resource Center (IRC), and of the eight organizations receiving funding, the IRC is by far the big winner with a total of $275,000.
The funding is in four different categories Shelter Services, Prevention Services, Other Services, and Housing Referral and Assistance Services.
The IRC is being recommended to receive the two largest allocations on the list with $150,000 for Prevention Services and $125,000 for Housing and Referral Services.
The next largest allocation is for the Greensboro Housing Coalition at $94,000 for Housing and Referral Services.
For prevention services the IRC is recommended to receive more than the two other agencies combined. The Servant Center is recommended for $45,000 and the Room at the Inn for $66,000. The Servant Center is also recommended for $25,000 for Shelter Services and $45,000 for Other Services.
The other recommendations for Shelter Services are $35,000 for Family Service of the Piedmont, $65,000 for Greensboro Urban Ministry, $25,000 for Room at the Inn, $67,000 for Youth Focus and $35,000 for the YWCA of Greensboro.
Unlike other recent business meeting agendas, the Oct. 18 meeting is not heavy on annexation, zoning and rezoning cases. There is one annexation and original zoning case and one rezoning case.