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File #: 20-878    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/6/2020 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 5
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Authorizing the contribution of $500,000 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funds, or other funds as determined by the County Manager, to a program administered by the Institute on Aging San Francisco for the provision of rent assistance grants to residents of Residential Care Facilities for Elderly in San Mateo County who are unable to pay back rent or current or future rent due through December 30, 2020 in order to prevent eviction and resulting homelessness and minimize the risk of infection and death due to COVID-19 (RCFE Rent Assistance Program); and B) Authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to negotiate and execute an agreement with Institute on Aging San Francisco for the administration and disbursement of $457,604 in grants from the RCFE Rent Assistance Program and an administrative fee of $42,396 for a total amount not to exceed $500,000 for a term of November 17, 2020 through December 30, 2020.
Sponsors: David J. Canepa, Don Horsley
Attachments: 1. 20201117_r_Reso re Contribution to IOA.pdf, 2. PRESENTATION, 3. Approved Agreement
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor David J. Canepa, District 5
Supervisor Don Horsley, District 3
Subject: Rent Assistance Program for Residents of RCFEs in the County Experiencing Housing Insecurity During the COVID-19 Pandemic

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Authorizing the contribution of $500,000 in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Funds, or other funds as determined by the County Manager, to a program administered by the Institute on Aging San Francisco for the provision of rent assistance grants to residents of Residential Care Facilities for Elderly in San Mateo County who are unable to pay back rent or current or future rent due through December 30, 2020 in order to prevent eviction and resulting homelessness and minimize the risk of infection and death due to COVID-19 (RCFE Rent Assistance Program); and

B) Authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to negotiate and execute an agreement with Institute on Aging San Francisco for the administration and disbursement of $457,604 in grants from the RCFE Rent Assistance Program and an administrative fee of $42,396 for a total amount not to exceed $500,000 for a term of November 17, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

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BACKGROUND:

Housing Insecurity for Residents of RCFEs in County During Pandemic

Residential Care Facilities for Elderly ("RCFEs") are board and care homes for individuals age 60 and older that are licensed by State of California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division. In addition to providing accommodations, RCFEs also provide care to elderly residents, such as by accompanying them to medical appointments and assisting with dressing and other daily living activities.

The Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. (the "Ombudsman") works to ensure the protection of residents of long-term care facilities, includ...

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