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File #: 20-485    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 6/1/2020 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 6/30/2020 Final action: 6/30/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Samaritan House to provide housing location specialist services and financial empowerment services for Safe Harbor Shelter residents for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $124,796.
Attachments: 1. 20200630_r_Samaritan House (HEAP), 2. 20200630_a_Samaritan House (HEAP)
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Agreement with Samaritan House for Housing Location and Financial Empowerment Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an agreement with Samaritan House to provide housing location specialist services and financial empowerment services for Safe Harbor Shelter residents for the term of July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021 in an amount not to exceed $124,796.

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BACKGROUND:
In close collaboration with many County and community partners, the Human Services Agency (HSA) coordinates homeless services throughout the County of San Mateo. HSA also serves as the lead agency in the County for the Homeless Continuum of Care (CoC) and is the administrative entity for Homeless Emergency Aid Program (HEAP), which is a one-time block grant program funded by the State of California.

On March 29, 2019 HSA was awarded a HEAP grant in the amount of $4,933,138.71 by the State of California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency (BCSH) to address the emergency needs of homeless individuals and individuals at imminent risk of homelessness by providing services such as rapid re-housing, rental assistance or subsidies, capital improvement to shelter facilities, and services for youth experiencing homelessness.

On June 19, 2019, guided by the priorities of the County's strategic plan on homelessness and with opportunities to fund new or enhanced services with the awarded HEAP funding, HSA released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for homeless services, including services to enhance homeless shelter services to support more shelter residents with identifying and moving into housing.

Samaritan House was chosen as the vendor that would best meet the need to provide housing location and financial empowerment services to Safe Harbor Shelter residents.

DISCUSSION:
Shelters, including Sam...

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