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Record #: O2022-670   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 2/23/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 3/23/2022
Title: Amendment of Emergency Rental Assistance Program software contract with Unqork, Inc. to increase compensation cap
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E.
Topic: AGREEMENTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. O2022-670.pdf


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

February 23, 2022










TO IMF; HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF TI IE CITY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

Al the request ofthe Commissioner of Housing, I transmit herewith an ordinance increasing the cap for the software contract with Unqork Inc.

Your favorable consideration of this ordinance will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

ORDINANCE
WHEREAS, in accordance with the provisions of Article VIE Section 6(a) of the Constitution ofthe State of Illinois (the "State Constitution"), the City of Chicago (the "City") as a home mle unit of government may exercise any power and perform any function relating to its government and affairs; and

WHEREAS, thc City through its Department of Housing ("DOM") was previously awarded federal COVID-19 grant funds in the amount of $79,856,000 by the United States Department of the Treasury (the "Treasury") for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program ("ERAP," consisting ofthe $79,856,000 "ERAP1" and "ERAP2" as defined below), which grant funds may have been subject to recapture by the Treasury if 65% was not used by September 30, 2021; and

WHEREAS, an ordinance adopted at the Mar. 24, 2021 City Council meeting and appearing in the Journal of Council Proceedings for such date at pp. 28604-28610 ("March Ordinance"), authorized DOH to enter into a contract with Unqork, Inc., a Delaware corporation, to provide DOH with subscription-based access to its proprietary software for ERAP application intake and management for an amount not to exceed $600,000 for a one-year term, renewable for an optional, maximum additional one-year term if ERAP were extended (the "ERAP Software Contract"); and

WHEREAS, pursuant to the authority granted, DOH entered into the ERAP Software Contract with Unqork, Inc. to receive its proprietary software for ERAP application intake and management, on the terms and within the limits specified in the March Ordinance; and

WHEREAS, a second tr...

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