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File #: 22-286    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/30/2022 Departments: GOVERNING BOARD
On agenda: 4/19/2022 Final action: 4/19/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Approving and adopting a form resolution from the State Department of Housing and Community Development, authorizing the County's application to the Homekey Program for funding in a total amount not to exceed $22,074,495 to cover capital and operating expenses for a 53-unit hotel in the City of San Mateo ("Project"); and B) Authorizing an allocation of up to $10,396,410 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, or other funds as determined by the County Executive, as a match of local funds from the County required by the Homekey Program, in the event the County's application for funds from the Homekey Program for the Project is approved.
Attachments: 1. 20220419_r_ABVI.pdf, 2. 20220419_att_ABVI State Resolution.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Raymond Hodges, Director, Department of Housing
Subject: State Form Resolution Authorizing County to Apply for Homekey Program Funding from the State of California of Housing and Community Development; Authorization of Local Match Contribution

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Approving and adopting a form resolution from the State Department of Housing and Community Development, authorizing the County's application to the Homekey Program for funding in a total amount not to exceed $22,074,495 to cover capital and operating expenses for a 53-unit hotel in the City of San Mateo ("Project"); and

B) Authorizing an allocation of up to $10,396,410 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds, or other funds as determined by the County Executive, as a match of local funds from the County required by the Homekey Program, in the event the County's application for funds from the Homekey Program for the Project is approved.

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BACKGROUND:
Last year, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, San Mateo County, in partnership with community-based homeless service providers, implemented new homeless shelter services in the form of hotel-based non-congregate shelter programs, to provide additional shelter capacity for vulnerable people experiencing homelessness during COVID-19 who are at risk of severe illness if they were to contract COVID-19. The State provided some funding and technical assistance related to non-congregate shelter programs via an initiative known as Project Roomkey. In San Mateo County, there were two Project Roomkey non-congregate shelter programs serving vulnerable people experiencing homelessness: the Offsite Temporary Shelter Program and Bayfront Station. In order to ensure integration with the overall homeless crisis response system and that eligible vulnerable clients were served, these programs were accessible throug...

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