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File #: 12-1576    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 12/26/2012 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 1/15/2013 Final action: 1/15/2013
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board authorize the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to sign and submit to the State Department of Health Care Services, and the California Housing Finance Agency, the Mental Health Services Act Housing Program - Supportive Services Plan (Section D) and associated attachments. FUNDING: Mental Health Services Act.
Attachments: 1. A - Section D to Housing Program Rental Housing Application.pdf, 2. B - Supporting Documents.pdf, 3. C - MHSA Housing Program Rental Application .pdf
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Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division, recommending the Board authorize the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to sign and submit to the State Department of Health Care Services, and the California Housing Finance Agency, the Mental Health Services Act Housing Program - Supportive Services Plan (Section D) and associated attachments.

FUNDING: Mental Health Services Act.
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Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost
There is no Net County Cost associated with this Board item.

Background
The Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) addresses multiple components and a broad continuum of mental health services and supports for eligible residents of California. One component, the MHSA Community Services and Supports Housing Program, designates funds to finance capital costs and operating subsidies for the development of permanent supportive housing for individuals with serious mental illness who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness. On June 22, 2010, the Board authorized assignment of MHSA funds specific to the Community Services and Supports Housing Program to California Housing and Finance Agency (CalHFA) via File ID 10-0479. These funds were to be held in an interest bearing account to be accessed by the County at a future date for project(s) to provide capital outlay for development, operating subsidies and administrative fees for housing for consumers of mental health services. On December 14, 2010, the Board approved use of a portion of those funds for supportive housing on the West Slope in collaboration with Mercy Housing California, via File ID 10-1267.

The Health and Human Services Agency, Mental Health Division (HHSA/MHD), now returns to the Board to access the remaining funds through CalHFA for a project in collaboration with Pacific West Communities, Inc., proposing "The Aspens at South Lake" (Aspens). Aspens is a new construction, affordable housing community to be located in South Lake Tahoe at 35...

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