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File #: 19-873    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/31/2019 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with LifeMoves for rental assistance, supported housing, and emergency shelter services for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $945,634.
Attachments: 1. 20190917_r_LifeMoves, 2. 20190917_a_LifeMoves
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health
Chester J. Kunnappilly, MD, Chief Executive Officer, San Mateo Medical Center
Scott Gilman, Director, Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Subject: Agreement with LifeMoves for Rental Assistance, Supported Housing, and Emergency Shelter Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with LifeMoves for rental assistance, supported housing, and emergency shelter services for the term of July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021, in an amount not to exceed $945,634.

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BACKGROUND:
Founded in 1987, LifeMoves provides a comprehensive coordinated network of housing and social services for the Peninsula's homeless residents. LifeMoves was initiated by a broad-based community response to the plight of homeless families and single adults and is a model of community involvement. LifeMoves has become a principal provider of housing and support for homeless families and individuals living on the Peninsula. Behavioral Health and Recovery Services (BHRS) has contracted with LifeMoves since 2003.

DISCUSSION:
LifeMoves provides shelter beds for BHRS clients with co-occurring disorders who are at risk of homelessness. Should additional transitional beds be available, BHRS has the option to purchase these beds on an as-needed basis. LifeMoves also provides housing subsidy services to homeless individuals and families referred by an alcohol and drug treatment provider or San Mateo County Drug Court. Finally, LifeMoves provides beds for referrals from the San Mateo Medical Center (SMMC), as a cost-efficient alternative to using costlier emergency services (e.g. Psychiatric Emergency Service and hospital inpatient administrative days).

All LifeMoves clients may choose to receive case management services (which include an initial assessment of financial resources, job skills, and op...

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