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File #: 2022-0677    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Held in Standing Committee
File created: 8/22/2022 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 12/7/2022 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
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Title: Resolution authorizing the Mayor, the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of City Planning, the Department of Finance, the Department of Innovation & Performance, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Public Safety, and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh to temporarily address the public health emergency of homelessness in the City of Pittsburgh and to provide for policies and programs to address the lack of affordable housing, and their consequent contribution to chronic homelessness as directed herein until more permanent solutions can be implemented.
Sponsors: Theresa Kail-Smith, Deborah L. Gross, Bobby Wilson, Anthony Coghill
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Resolution authorizing the Mayor, the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of City Planning, the Department of Finance, the Department of Innovation & Performance, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Public Safety, and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh to temporarily address the public health emergency of homelessness in the City of Pittsburgh and to provide for policies and programs to address the lack of affordable housing, and their consequent contribution to chronic homelessness as directed herein until more permanent solutions can be implemented.

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WHEREAS, Council finds that homelessness is a public health emergency due to extreme weather and lack of accessible, affordable or safe shelter in the City of Pittsburgh, and,

WHEREAS, Council acknowledges and appreciates the charge led by City of Pittsburgh Mayor Gainey and Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald to address the challenges of homelessness, and,

WHEREAS, the City of Pittsburgh currently lacks sufficient programming and resources to effectively shelter and house the homeless in the City,

Be it resolved by the Council of the City of Pittsburgh as follows:

Section 1. The Mayor, the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of City Planning, the Department of Finance, the Department of Innovation & Performance, the Department of Public Works, the Department of Public Safety, and the Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh, are hereby authorized and directed to submit proposals to Council within a time to be determined from the final enactment of this Resolution which address the public health emergency of homelessness in the City of Pittsburgh and to suggest temporary, but immediate, policies and programs until more permanent solutions are codified into the City's code. The temporary, immediate policies and programs shall incorporate the following instructions from Council:

Section 2. The Department of Finance and the Department of In...

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