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File #: 22-512    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/25/2022 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 6/28/2022 Final action: 6/28/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with StarVista to provide rapid re-housing services to transition-aged youth increasing the term by one year for a new term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023 and increasing the obligation amount by $212,250 for a new total obligation amount not to exceed $394,500.
Attachments: 1. 20220628_r_StarVista.pdf, 2. 20220628_a_StarVista.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Amendment to Agreement with StarVista

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing an amendment to the agreement with StarVista to provide rapid re-housing services to transition-aged youth increasing the term by one year for a new term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023 and increasing the obligation amount by $212,250 for a new total obligation amount not to exceed $394,500.

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BACKGROUND:
On June 19, 2019, guided by the priorities of the County's strategic plan on homelessness, and with opportunities to fund new or enhanced services with new state grant funding, HSA released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for homeless services, including rapid rehousing services (RRH) for transition-aged youth (ages 18-24).
RRH is a housing support program that is designed to help individuals and families to quickly exit homelessness and return to permanent housing by providing housing search support, housing subsidies, and case management.

On August 6, 2021, the Human Services Agency (HSA) entered into a Director-level agreement with StarVista for a term of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022 for a total obligation amount of $182,250 to provide RRH services to transition-aged youth. These services help youth search for and move into permanent housing; provide financial assistance in the form of rent subsidies, security deposit or other move-in related costs; and work closely with youth to develop a housing plan that is centered on goals related to promoting self-sufficiency and housing permanency. Participants continue to receive case management services and rental subsidies that gradually reduce over time, to help them stabilize after being permanently housed.

DISCUSSION:
The proposed amendment would allow StarVista to continue providing RRH services to transition-aged youth for an addit...

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