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File #: 20-429    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/27/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 6/23/2020 Final action: 6/23/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Abode Services to provide Housing Locator and Case Management Services for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $3,563,088.
Attachments: 1. 20200623_r_Adobe Housing Locator.pdf, 2. 20200623_a_Housing Locator.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Agreement with Abode Services for Housing Locator and Case Management Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Abode Services to provide Housing Locator and Case Management Services for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2023, in an amount not to exceed $3,563,088.

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BACKGROUND:
As part of the County's strategic plan on homelessness, the Human Services Agency (HSA) and community partners provide a spectrum of services to support people experiencing homelessness and help them move back into permanent housing. One of these services is housing locator services. In the local housing market, housing locator services help voucher holders be able to locate and move into housing, and these services also help San Mateo County maximize utilization of housing vouchers designated for people experiencing homelessness, such as Permanent Supportive Housing vouchers. The County of San Mateo Housing Authority also contracts with Abode Services for housing locator services for services for additional clients served by voucher programs.

Since 2016, Abode Services has been implementing best practices in housing location services in San Mateo County to serve its homeless clients by outreaching to and engaging with landlords and by providing intensive services to each client. Over a period of 4 years, Abode has assisted over 280 households in obtaining housing under the HSA and Housing Authority contracts. Clients' housing retention has consistently exceeded targets, with 89% of households remaining housed for at least 6 months last fiscal year.

HSA released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on June 19, 2019 to identify a provider for Housing Locator and Case Management services (HLCM) beginning in July 2020. Abode Services was selected to continue to be the provi...

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