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File #: 21-275    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/2/2021 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 4/6/2021 Final action: 4/6/2021
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing and directing the Director of Department of Housing, or designee, to execute an agreement with Our Common Ground, Inc. to lease County owned property located at 750 El Camino Real in Belmont ("Property") for a monthly payment of $100 and for a term of two years from the date of execution of the agreement, with an option to extend the term an additional two years, provided that the Property is used and occupied only for therapeutic community residential care for persons with substance abuse history and for no other purpose without the County's prior written consent.
Attachments: 1. 20210406_r_750 El Camino Real Lease Approval.pdf, 2. 20210406_a_Lease Agreement
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director, Department of Housing
Subject: Approval of Agreement with Our Common Ground, Inc. to Lease County Property at 750 El Camino Real in Belmont

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing and directing the Director of Department of Housing, or designee, to execute an agreement with Our Common Ground, Inc. to lease County owned property located at 750 El Camino Real in Belmont ("Property") for a monthly payment of $100 and for a term of two years from the date of execution of the agreement, with an option to extend the term an additional two years, provided that the Property is used and occupied only for therapeutic community residential care for persons with substance abuse history and for no other purpose without the County's prior written consent.

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BACKGROUND:
On December 15, 2020, the County acquired fee interest in the property located at 750 El Camino Real, in Belmont (Assessor Parcel Number 044-222-160) ("Property"), improved with a twelve-bedroom, five-bathroom house on the Property fronting on El Camino Real, together with a separate one-bedroom cottage in the back of the Property, fronting on Middle Road (together the "Premises"), subject to an existing lease with Our Common Ground, Inc ("OCG").
OCG is a provider of transitional housing and related services at several sites in San Mateo County. OCG has provided residential and outpatient treatment services to over 3,000 individuals with substance abuse and mental health problems in San Mateo County and the greater San Francisco Bay Area since 1988.
OCG has been operating a transitional housing project at the Property for more than 32 years pursuant to a lease from County's predecessor in interest. The transitional housing project on the Property currently houses 21 tenants who have very low-incomes, many of whom formerly experienced homelessnes...

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