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File #: 15-1396    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 11/17/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 12/15/2015 Final action: 12/15/2015
Title: Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer Request to increase revenue and appropriations by $472,548 in the Fiscal Year 2015/16 budget to recognize an additional State allocation. The allocation is for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Housing Support Program, which will provide additional housing support for CalWORKs recipients who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. (4/5 vote required) FUNDING: Federal and State Funding.
Attachments: 1. A - Budget Transfer Request 12-15-15, 2. B - El Dorado.HSP Allocation Award Letter 12-15-15, 3. Executed Budget Transfer
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Health and Human Services Agency, Social Services Division, recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign a Budget Transfer Request to increase revenue and appropriations by $472,548 in the Fiscal Year 2015/16 budget to recognize an additional State allocation. The allocation is for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Housing Support Program, which will provide additional housing support for CalWORKs recipients who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless. (4/5 vote required)

FUNDING: Federal and State Funding.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION:
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommends approve the Budget Transfer Request to increase revenue and appropriations by $472,548 in Fiscal Year 2015/16 budget, comprised of a State allocation for the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) Housing Support Program for those eligible individuals, thus ensuring HHSA meets the requirements of the funding source.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
In September 2014, the California Department of Social Services awarded twenty counties with Housing Support Program (HSP) funds to serve the needs of homeless families in their community. HHSA submitted an application for this funding at that time but was not selected. Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) is a model of housing assistance that is voluntary and designed to assist the homeless to move as quickly as possible in permanent housing and achieve stability. RRH and targeted homelessness prevention programs have been implemented nationwide as cost effective strategies to help families exit or avoid homelessness and retain permanent housing.

Housing support services offered for qualifying CalWORKs clients/families may include, but are not limited to financial assistance (rental, security deposits, utility payments, moving costs, motel/hotel reimbursement during transition), housing stabilization and relocation, landlord recruitment, case managemen...

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