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File #: 22-211    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/17/2022 Departments: GOVERNING BOARD
On agenda: 3/22/2022 Final action: 3/22/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to execute the Certificate of Acceptance attached to the resolution to consummate the County's purchase of the property located at 1818 El Camino Real in Redwood City, known as Comfort Inn & Suites and as San Mateo County Assessor Parcel Number 053-122-160, from Bhas Inc., as required by California Government Code section 27281.
Attachments: 1. 20220322_r_Comfort Inn COA.pdf, 2. 20220322_a_Comfort Inn COA.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director, Department of Housing
Subject: Certificate of Acceptance for the Acquisition of Comfort Inn & Suites in Redwood City

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing the County Manager, or designee, to execute the Certificate of Acceptance attached to the resolution to consummate the County's purchase of the property located at 1818 El Camino Real in Redwood City, known as Comfort Inn & Suites and as San Mateo County Assessor Parcel Number 053-122-160, from Bhas Inc., as required by California Government Code section 27281.

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BACKGROUND:
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the County has coordinated with numerous hotels in the County to provide shelter for first responders, as well as for members of our most vulnerable populations, including the homeless. Staff has also been coordinating with the State of California Homekey Program ("Homekey") to purchase hotels for conversion to affordable housing units.

Homekey, administered by the California Housing and Community Development Department ("State HCD"), provided funding to rapidly sustain and expand the inventory of housing for people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness and impacted by COVID-19. Homekey presented an opportunity for local public agencies to purchase hotels, motels and a broad range of other housing types in order to increase community capacity to respond to homelessness and the COVID-19 pandemic.

With authorization from your Board, the Department of Housing ("DOH"), on behalf of the County, submitted an application to State HCD for Round 2 of Homekey funds and was awarded $15,978,323 to help finance the acquisition, rehabilitation and operation of Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel, a 51-unit hotel located at 1818 El Camino Real in Redwood City (Assessor Parcel Number 095-222-230) (the "Property").

The Property c...

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