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File #: 19-030    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 12/18/2018 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action:
Title: Adopt a resolution delegating authority to the County Manager, or designee, to apply on behalf of the County, in partnership with nonprofit housing developers, for the No Place Like Home Program loan funds; and to execute, amend, or terminate a standard agreement with the State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development for the delivery of mental health services for 20 years.
Attachments: 1. 20190108_r_NPLH, 2. 20190108_att_NPLHGuidelines
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Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Stephen Kaplan, Interim Director, Behavioral Health & Recovery Services
Subject: Authorization to Apply for No Place Like Home Program Funding

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution delegating authority to the County Manager, or designee, to apply on behalf of the County, in partnership with nonprofit housing developers, for the No Place Like Home Program loan funds; and to execute, amend, or terminate a standard agreement with the State of California, Department of Housing and Community Development for the delivery of mental health services for 20 years.

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BACKGROUND:
On July 1, 2016, the state of California approved a bond measure to fund $2 billion over a four-year period to create the No Place Like Home (NPLH) program to address the unmet needs of the homeless population with severe mental illnesses. The voters approved the bond measure, Proposition 2, on November 8, 2018. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) issued a notice of funding availability (NOFA) and issued its first installment of NPLH funds on October 30, 2018 for $400 million. Initial applications are due on January 30, 2019. The application guideline requires the County to issue a resolution in support of funding applications submitted by the County and its housing development sponsors. DHCD will loan construction funds to the housing developer. The funded units will be maintained by the developer for the target population for 55 years.

DISCUSSION:
Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) with Eden Housing, a nonprofit housing developer, will submit applications to the state for the development of housing units for the chronically homeless, at risk of homelessness, and severely mentally ill population including transitional aged youth (TAY).

BHRS is required to provide service...

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