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File #: 22-335    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/8/2022 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 5/3/2022 Final action: 5/3/2022
Title: Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Samaritan House to increase the total obligation amount by $542,933 for a new total obligation amount not to exceed $1,895,933 with the term remaining July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023 to increase Homeless Prevention and Emergency Financial Assistance program services.
Attachments: 1. 20220503_r_Samaritan House.pdf, 2. 20220503_a_Samaritan House.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Measure K: Amendment to the Agreement with Samaritan House for Homeless Prevention and Emergency Financial Assistance Services

RECOMMENDATION:
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Measure K: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with Samaritan House to increase the total obligation amount by $542,933 for a new total obligation amount not to exceed $1,895,933 with the term remaining July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023 to increase Homeless Prevention and Emergency Financial Assistance program services.

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BACKGROUND:
The Homeless Prevention Services and Financial Assistance Program provides crisis support and short-term financial assistance to San Mateo County residents to help those experiencing homelessness return to housing, and those at imminent risk of becoming homeless stay housed.

On June 30, 2020, after obtaining Board approval by Resolution No. 77560, the County entered into an agreement with Samaritan House for a total obligation amount not to exceed $1,353,000, for the term of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023, to provide Homeless Prevention and Financial Assistance services.

Samaritan House works closely with the Core Service Agencies (Cores) to provide financial assistance tailored to meet the needs of eligible households. This includes one-time rental assistance or security deposit, payment of utility arrears, and/or other costs associated with housing stability such as car repair, transportation and childcare. In addition to emergency financial assistance, Samaritan House and the other Core Service Agencies provide housing crisis support and other safety net services (i.e., food resources, information and assistance for applying for public benefits, direct referrals to legal services agencies, community-based financial assistance programs, etc.).

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