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File #: 19-876    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 8/5/2019 Departments: HEALTH
On agenda: 9/17/2019 Final action: 9/17/2019
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Mental Health Association of San Mateo County to implement supportive housing services for San Mateo County Health clients for the term of October 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $350,000.
Attachments: 1. 20190917_att_RFP Matrix FY18-19.pdf, 2. 20190917_r_Mental Health Association of San Mateo County.pdf, 3. 20190917_a_Mental Health Association of San Mateo Agreement.pdf

Special Notice / Hearing:                         None__

      Vote Required:                         Majority

To:                      Honorable Board of Supervisors

 

From:                      Louise F. Rogers, Chief, San Mateo County Health

Cassius Lockett, PhD, Director, Public Health, Policy and Planning

 

Subject:                      Agreement with the Mental Health Association of San Mateo County to Implement Supportive Housing Services for San Mateo County Health Clients

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Mental Health Association of San Mateo County to implement supportive housing services for San Mateo County Health clients for the term of October 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020, in an amount not to exceed $350,000.

 

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BACKGROUND:

Whole Person Care (WPC) is a pilot program funded under the five-year renewal of California’s Section 1115 Medicaid Waiver (Medi-Cal 2020). San Mateo County Health (SMCH) is implementing the WPC pilot to provide a coordinated, efficient, and effective delivery of medical, behavioral health, and social services to the County’s highest-risk and vulnerable populations. Through an agreement with the California Department of Health Care Services, SMCH receives up to $16,536,771 in new revenue annually, with funds rolling over from year to year as needed for WPC services. Your Board also approved the allocation of Measure K funds, $1,000,000 in FY 2016-17 and $2,000,000 per fiscal year thereafter, for housing services for WPC clients. To date, this funding has supported 78 homeless individuals in securing permanent housing. Experience shows that clients served through Measure K subsidies and Mainstream Vouchers from the Housing Authority need supportive housing services to maintain their housing.

 

DISCUSSION:

On May 20, 2019, Public Health, Policy and Planning (PHPP) released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for supportive housing services to SMCH clients. The RFP review committee selected Mental Health Association (MHA) of San Mateo County as the only qualified contractor to provide this service to the County.

 

MHA has over 25 years of experience providing supportive housing services to vulnerable populations. MHA has experience working with other public agencies and came highly recommended by Behavioral Health and Recovery Services, the San Mateo County Department of Housing, and MidPen Housing. MHA’s proposal demonstrates that MHA understands the scope of work.

 

The resolution contains the County’s standard provisions allowing amendment of the County’s fiscal obligations by a maximum of $25,000 (in aggregate).

 

The agreement and resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form.

 

Approval of this agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Healthy Community by supporting the retention of housing by SMCH’s most vulnerable clients. It is anticipated that 93% of clients surveyed will express satisfaction with the housing services and support.

 

PERFORMANCE MEASURE:

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FY 2018-19 Actual

FY 2019-20 Projected

Percentage of clients surveyed that express satisfaction with the housing services and support

92%

93%

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The term of the agreement is October 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020. The amount of the agreement is not to exceed $350,000 for the 14-month-term. Of the amount, $211,388 is included in the PHPP FY 2019-20 Approved Recommended Budget and $138,612 is included in the PHPP FY 2020-21 Preliminary Recommended Budget. There is no Net County Cost associated with this agreement.