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File #: 16-851    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/31/2017 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) A loan agreement with Giusti Farms LLC, in the amount of $300,000 for two new mobilehome units to serve as farm labor housing pursuant to the County's Farm Labor Housing Pilot Program for a term beginning December 12, 2017, through the date on which the loan is discharged; and B) The Director of the Department of Housing, or the Director's designee, to negotiate and execute the loan agreement and associated loan documents, as approved by County Counsel, with Guisti Farms LLC.
Attachments: 1. 20171212_r_Farm Labor Housing Giusti
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director of San Mateo County Department of Housing
Subject: Measure K: Loan to Giusti Farms LLC in the Amount of $300,000 for Farm Labor Housing at 1800 Higgins Canyon Road, Half Moon Bay, California

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) A loan agreement with Giusti Farms LLC, in the amount of $300,000 for two new mobilehome units to serve as farm labor housing pursuant to the County's Farm Labor Housing Pilot Program for a term beginning December 12, 2017, through the date on which the loan is discharged; and

B) The Director of the Department of Housing, or the Director's designee, to negotiate and execute the loan agreement and associated loan documents, as approved by County Counsel, with Guisti Farms LLC.

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BACKGROUND:
The Housing Element of the County's General Plan identifies improving farm labor housing as an important need. Since 2014, the Board of Supervisors has allocated funds for initiatives to address the need for agricultural workforce housing, including commissioning an Agricultural Workforce Housing Needs Assessment and a program to repair or replace existing, or create new, agricultural workforce housing, including farmworker housing.

In 2014, the Board, sitting as the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo, approved the allocation for $500,000 of Moving to Work Funds (Voucher Reserves) for the Farm Labor Housing Pilot Program (previously identified as the "Farmworker Housing Rehabilitation Pilot Program") (the "Pilot Program"). The Board later replaced the Moving to Work Funds with Measure A funds to enable the County to better tailor the Pilot Program to meet local needs. The Board subsequently committed Measure A and K funds in the amount of $500,000 in FY 2014-15, $500,000 in FY 2015-16, $500,000 in FY 2016-17, and $750,000 in FY 2017-18 ...

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