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File #: 20-479    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/11/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Samaritan House for Coordinated Entry System services to extend the term by one year for a new term of January 25, 2017 to June 30, 2021 and increase the amount of funding by $922,848 for a new total obligation amount not to exceed $4,018,817.
Attachments: 1. 20200630_r_Samaritan House CES.pdf, 2. 20200630_a_Samaritan House CES.doc.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Measure K: Amendment to the Agreement with Samaritan House for Coordinated Entry System Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Samaritan House for Coordinated Entry System services to extend the term by one year for a new term of January 25, 2017 to June 30, 2021 and increase the amount of funding by $922,848 for a new total obligation amount not to exceed $4,018,817.

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BACKGROUND:
Since July 2016, the Human Services Agency (HSA) has focused on system changes and the implementation of the strategies outlined in the County's strategic plan around homelessness. The strategic plan has created a unified system, invested in best practices, and reoriented the homeless system towards housing crisis response. The plan has also addressed homelessness as a housing crisis and has shifted programming to a systemic approach targeted at helping people maintain their housing, returning unsheltered homeless people to housing as quickly as possible, and prioritizing existing system capacity for those who face the highest barriers and longest history of homelessness. The Coordinated Entry System (CES) is a key component of the strategies outlined in the strategic plan.

On August 5, 2016, HSA released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for CES: Shelter Division and Coordinated Assessment for the San Mateo County Homeless System. Samaritan House was selected as the vendor offering services that best met the County's needs in implementing the system. On January 1, 2017, HSA entered into an agreement with Samaritan House for the term of January 25, 2017 to June 30, 2019 for $100,000 to fund startup costs to initiate the CES program. After receiving approval by your Board, by Resolution No. 075076, on March 14, 2017, the County amended its agre...

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