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File #: 22-292    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/29/2022 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 4/19/2022 Final action: 4/19/2022
Title: Adopt resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with WeHOPE to increase the total obligation amount by $96,591.25 for a new total obligation amount not to exceed $3,497,631.25 with the term remaining July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022 to expand emergency bed capacity.
Attachments: 1. 20220419_r_WeHOPE.pdf, 2. 20220419_a_WeHOPE.docx.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Amendment to the Agreement with WeHOPE for Homeless Shelter Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with WeHOPE to increase the total obligation amount by $96,591.25 for a new total obligation amount not to exceed $3,497,631.25 with the term remaining July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2022 to expand emergency bed capacity.

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BACKGROUND:
After obtaining the Board's approval on June 27, 2017, by Resolution No. 075299, the County entered into an agreement with WeHOPE for the term of July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020, for a total obligation amount not to exceed $1,732,060 to provide homeless shelter services, including housing-focused case management and inclement weather shelter services, in a safe environment to adults who are experiencing homelessness. Clients served by the shelter may face a variety of barriers to returning to housing including little to no income; evictions; substance use issues; and mental and physical health challenges. The WeHOPE shelter, located in East Palo Alto, provides safe, temporary shelter with housing-focused case management, assist individuals with identifying and moving into permanent housing as quickly as possible. The County's initial agreement with WeHOPE provided 50 emergency shelter beds and 12 inclement weather beds.

After obtaining the Board's approval on June 30, 2020, by Resolution No. 077559, the parties amended the agreement to extend the term by two years through June 30, 2022 and to increase funding by $1,328,810, for a new total obligation amount not to exceed $3,060,870 to support shelter operations and homeless shelter services for up to an additional 18 beds through August 2020.

After obtaining the Board's approval on September 29, 2020, by Resolution No. 077771, the parties entered a second ...

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