Record #: O2019-296   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 1/23/2019 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 3/13/2019
Title: Fourth intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Housing Authority for city to provide hearing officers and adjudication venue through its Department of Administrative Hearings for resident grievances filed against Chicago Housing Authority
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental
Attachments: 1. O2019-296.pdf, 2. O2019-296 (V1).pdf

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City"), is a home rule unit of government as described in Section 6(a), Article VII of the 1970 Constitution of the State of Illinois and may exercise any power related to its local government affairs; and
WHEREAS, the Chicago Housing Authority (the "CHA") is a municipal corporation of the State of Illinois; and

WHEREAS, the CHA is engaged in the development and operation of safe, decent and sanitary housing throughout the City for low-income families .and low-income senior citizens, and seeks to provide its residents with a fair and efficient grievance procedure to resolve disputes between CHA tenants and the CHA and/or its property management companies; and

WHEREAS, the City Council of the City ("City Council"), by ordinance adopted March 31, 2004 and published in the Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago for such date at pages 20968 - 20981, amended the powers and duties of the Director of the Department of Administrative Hearings ("DOAH"), as set forth in Title 2, Chapter 14, Section 030 of the Municipal Code of Chicago, to include the power and duty to establish a system for hearing grievances brought by CHA tenants against the CHA and/or its property manager; and

WHEREAS, in 2014, the City, by and through DOAH and pursuant to said ordinance, entered into an intergovernmental agreement with the CHA to provide hearing officers and related services in order to hear and adjudicate grievances brought by CHA tenants pursuant to the CHA grievance procedure; and
WHEREAS, the term of said intergovernmental agreement was for the period from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2017 with the option to extend the agreement for one additional two year term through March 31, 2019; and
WHEREAS, the City and the CHA desire to enter into an intergovernmental agreement, in substantially the form attached as Exhibit A (the "Fourth IGA"), whereby CHA tenant grievances will continue to be heard and a...

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