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Record #: O2020-3946   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 7/22/2020 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 9/9/2020
Title: Intergovernmental agreement with Chicago Housing Authority regarding city designation under National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to conduct environmental reviews regarding U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requirements for grants and National Historic Preservation Act compliance
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Intergovernmental, - CITY DEPARTMENTS/AGENCIES - Assets, Information and Services
Attachments: 1. O2020-3946.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY OF CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT
MAYOR

July 22, 2020










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

At the request of the Commissioner of Assets, Information and Services, I transmit herewith an ordinance authorizing the execution of an intergovernmental agreement with the Chicago Housing Authority regarding NEPA Environmental Review.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

ORDINANCE

WHEREAS, the City of Chicago (the "City"), is a home rule unit of government under Article VII, Section 6(a) ofthe Constitution ofthe State of Illinois, and as such may exercise any power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, the Chicago Housing Authority is a public housing agency and a municipal corporation under the laws of the State of Illinois, is subject to the planning zoning, sanitary and building laws, ordinances and regulations ofthe City (the "CHA"), and is engaged in the development and operation of safe, decent and sanitary housing throughout the City of Chicago for low-income families in accordance with the United States Housing Act of 1937, 42 U.S.C. ยง1437, et seg., regulations promulgated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") and the Housing Authorities Act, 310 ILCS 10/1, et seq., as amended from time to time, and all other applicable laws, regulations and ordinances; and

WHEREAS, under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, 42 USC 4321 et seq., and regulations regarding the same Act promulgated by 24 CFR 58 and 24 CFR 50 (together, "NEPA"), HUD has previously borne responsibility for conducting environmental reviews applicable to HUD federal funding awarded to the CHA, including federal funding assistance under HUD's Moving To Work Demonstration Program ("MTW"); and

WHEREAS, the CHA's MTW agreement with HUD (the "MTW Agreement"), requires the performance, of envi...

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