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File #: 16-836    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/7/2017 Departments: GOVERNING BOARD
On agenda: 12/12/2017 Final action: 12/12/2017
Title: Acting as the Governing Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo, adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo to amend its FY 2017-18 Moving to Work Annual Plan.
Attachments: 1. 20171212_r_MTW Annual Plan Amend.pdf, 2. 20171212_a_MTW Annual Plan Amend.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors (sitting as the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo)
From: Ken Cole, Executive Director
Subject: Moving to Work Annual Plan Amendment

RECOMMENDATION:
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Acting as the Governing Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo, adopt a resolution authorizing the Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo to amend its FY 2017-18 Moving to Work Annual Plan.

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BACKGROUND:
In 2015, the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo (HACSM) received approval from the Governing Board of Commissioners of HACSM and the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") in its Moving to Work ("MTW") Annual Plan to implement the Leasing Success Program, or activities that allowed for increased participation in the MTW program. The proposed program activities included: 1) contracting with organizations to assist program voucher holders with housing locator services, including shared housing, 2) creating a landlord incentive program, and 3) creating a security deposit assistance program. The budget requested at that time was $750,000 for a three-year period ending June 30, 2018.

DISCUSSION:
Due to the persistent market challenges in San Mateo County, HACSM was experiencing a significant and ongoing decrease in its monthly utilization, meaning the percentage of vouchers being used was not high enough to meet HUD's standards of serving substantially the same number of households in FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17. The Leasing Success Program has provided one of the biggest supports to low-income households searching for affordable housing.

In December 2015, HACSM contracted with Abode Services to assist with the housing locator services activity. Abode Services brought expertise in property management and assisting low-income households locate affordable housing in ...

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