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File #: 21-165    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/18/2021 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 2/23/2021 Final action: 2/23/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing and directing the County Manager, or designee, to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the County of San Mateo and the City of Half Moon Bay for a five-year term, from February 23, 2021 to February 23, 2026, regarding a new homeless shelter program at the Coastside Inn in Half Moon Bay.
Attachments: 1. 20210223_r_Coastwide MOU with HMB.pdf, 2. 20210223_a_Coastside Inn MOU.pdf, 3. 20210223_att_Exhibit A to Coastside Inn MOU.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency

Subject: MOU with the City of Half Moon Bay regarding a New Homeless Shelter Program at Coastside Inn in Half Moon Bay

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing and directing the County Manager, or designee, to execute a Memorandum of Understanding between the County of San Mateo and the City of Half Moon Bay for a five-year term, from February 23, 2021 to February 23, 2026, regarding a new homeless shelter program at the Coastside Inn in Half Moon Bay.

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BACKGROUND:
According to the 2019 One Day Homeless Count, there were 230 unsheltered individuals living on the San Mateo County Coastside. However, there are currently no homeless shelters on the Coastside, an area which includes the incorporated cities of Half Moon Bay and Pacifica, as well as the unincorporated areas of the County's coast south of Pacifica and north of Half Moon Bay and south of Half Moon Bay to the County line.

Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing community needs and inequities. Persons experiencing homelessness are at greater risk of infection and death due to COVID-19.

After many years of efforts from various stakeholders to create a homeless shelter program on the Coastside, a unique opportunity presented itself late last year. Specifically, the County was able to use available time-limited federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act funding to purchase a facility on the Coastside where such programming can be implemented for unsheltered homeless individuals, who are susceptible to contracting COVID-19. On December 29, 2020, the County used this CARES Act funding to acquire the Coastside Inn, in Half Moon Bay, to create a new homeless shelter program to assist people experiencing homelessness, with the long term goal of converting the site into affordable h...

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