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File #: 20-608    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/30/2020 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 8/4/2020 Final action: 8/4/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager or the Director of the Department of Housing to prepare and submit one or more applications for Homekey Program funding to the State of California Housing and Community Development and to execute on behalf of the County of San Mateo all relevant documents related to the Homekey Program including any and all notices, options, consents, approvals, letters of intent and purchase and sale agreements with potential sellers, escrow instructions, as well as one or more applications for Homekey Program funding and any other documents needed to facilitate the County's participation in the Homekey Program.
Attachments: 1. 20200804_r_Project Homekey Board Reso
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director, Department of Housing
Subject: Authorization to apply for Project Homekey Funds from the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager or the Director of the Department of Housing to prepare and submit one or more applications for Homekey Program funding to the State of California Housing and Community Development and to execute on behalf of the County of San Mateo all relevant documents related to the Homekey Program including any and all notices, options, consents, approvals, letters of intent and purchase and sale agreements with potential sellers, escrow instructions, as well as one or more applications for Homekey Program funding and any other documents needed to facilitate the County's participation in the Homekey Program.

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BACKGROUND:
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing community needs and inequalities. In many communities, homelessness was already experienced disproportionately by race and other protected classes, and persons experiencing homelessness are at great risk of infection and death due to COVID-19.
In response to COVID-19, San Mateo County, in partnership with community-based homeless service providers, implemented new homeless shelter services in the form of hotel-based non-congregate shelter programs, to provide additional shelter capacity for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19 who are at risk of severe illness if they were to contract COVID-19. The State has provided some funding and technical assistance related to non-congregate shelter programs via an initiative known as Project Roomkey.
In San Mateo County, there are two Project Roomkey non-congregate shelter programs serving vulnerable people experiencing homelessness.
The Offsite Temporary Shelter Program p...

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