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File #: 22-108    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/10/2022 Departments: HOUSING
On agenda: 2/8/2022 Final action: 2/8/2022
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Housing, or designee, in consultation with County Counsel, to negotiate and execute a loan agreement and other documents necessary to provide a loan to Highway 92 Succulents, Inc. in a total amount not to exceed $300,000 and with a fifteen (15) year loan term to help finance the purchase and installation of two new mobilehome units to serve as farm labor housing at 1585 Sunshine Valley Road, Moss Beach pursuant to Phase III of the County of San Mateo Farm Labor Housing Pilot Program.
Attachments: 1. 20220208_r_Highway92Succulents.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director of Department of Housing
Subject: Measure K: Loan to Highway 92 Succulents, Inc. for Purchase and Installation of Farm Labor Housing in Moss Beach

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing the Director of the Department of Housing, or designee, in consultation with County Counsel, to negotiate and execute a loan agreement and other documents necessary to provide a loan to Highway 92 Succulents, Inc. in a total amount not to exceed $300,000 and with a fifteen (15) year loan term to help finance the purchase and installation of two new mobilehome units to serve as farm labor housing at 1585 Sunshine Valley Road, Moss Beach pursuant to Phase III of the County of San Mateo Farm Labor Housing Pilot Program.

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BACKGROUND:
The approximately 1,700 farmworkers in the County of San Mateo face many challenges, including a lack of safe and affordable housing, adequate food, health care, and transportation. The high cost of living in San Mateo County (the "County") exacerbates these challenges.

Accordingly, the Housing Element of the County's General Plan has identified the improvement of farm labor housing as an important need. In addition, since 2014, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors (the "Board") has allocated funds for initiatives to address the need for agricultural workforce housing, including the commissioning of an Agricultural Workforce Housing Needs Assessment and the implementation of the Farm Labor Housing Pilot Program - a loan program to repair or replace existing, or create new, agricultural workforce housing, including farmworker housing. In 2014, the Board, sitting as the Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the County of San Mateo, approved the allocation for $500,000 of Moving to Work Funds (Voucher Reserves) for the Farm Labor Housing Pilot Program (the "Pilot Program"). The Board l...

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