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File #: 22-078    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/19/2022 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 1/25/2022 Final action: 1/25/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing: A) The Director of the Human Services Agency, or designee, to accept funds from the California Department of Social Services, on behalf of the County of San Mateo, in the current allocation amount of $3,975,002, and if available, additional funds beyond current allocation amount, to establish, continue, and expand housing and homelessness assistance through the CalWORKs Housing Support Program; and B) The Director of the Human Services Agency, or designee, to enter into, execute, and deliver any and all documents required or deemed necessary or appropriate to accept the CalWORKs Housing Support Program award(s) to the County, and all amendments thereto.
Attachments: 1. 20220125_r_CalWORKS HSP Allocation Acceptance.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Acceptance of funds to expand housing and homelessness assistance through the CalWORKs Housing Support Program

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing:

A) The Director of the Human Services Agency, or designee, to accept funds from the California Department of Social Services, on behalf of the County of San Mateo, in the current allocation amount of $3,975,002, and if available, additional funds beyond current allocation amount, to establish, continue, and expand housing and homelessness assistance through the CalWORKs Housing Support Program; and

B) The Director of the Human Services Agency, or designee, to enter into, execute, and deliver any and all documents required or deemed necessary or appropriate to accept the CalWORKs Housing Support Program award(s) to the County, and all amendments thereto.

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BACKGROUND:
On December 13, 2021, the Director of the Human Services Agency ("HSA") received notification from the California Department of Social Services of its intent to allocate to the County of San Mateo an award in the amount of $3,975,002 beginning in FY 2021-22 to establish, continue, and expand housing and homelessness assistance through the CalWORKs Housing Support Program ("HSP").

The CalWORKs HSP is intended to foster housing stability for families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness in the CalWORKs program. CalWORKs HSP funding must be used to support projects that follow evidence-based housing interventions, including homelessness prevention services and/or the core components of rapid rehousing.

Furthermore, it requires that all state-funded housing programs, including CalWORKs HSP, operate in accordance with the core components of Housing First, which is outlined in CalWORKs HSP award documents received by HSA (collectively, "CalWORKs HSP Award Doc...

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