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File #: 19-1136    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/16/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/13/2019 Final action: 8/13/2019
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board of Supervisors, acting as the governing board for the Public Housing Authority: 1) Authorize the submission of a funding application to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Public and Indian Housing, for the Mainstream Voucher Program; 2) Delegate authority to the Director of Health and Human Services to sign the Mainstream Voucher Program Funding Application as the Housing Authority Representative, thereby certifying compliance with Equal Opportunity Employment, Lobbying, and Drug Free Workplace requirements identified by HUD; 3) Delegate authority to the Director of Health and Human Services to accept funding and execute the funding agreement, if awarded, including any extension(s) or amendment(s) thereto, contingent upon County Counsel and Risk Management approval; and 4) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency, Chief Fiscal Officer, or designee, to administer any agreement, o...
Attachments: 1. A - HUD Form 52515 - 08-13-19, 2. B - HUD Mainstream Voucher Program NOFA - 08-13-19
Related files: 19-1289, 20-0457, 20-1261
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board of Supervisors, acting as the governing board for the Public Housing Authority:
1) Authorize the submission of a funding application to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Public and Indian Housing, for the Mainstream Voucher Program;
2) Delegate authority to the Director of Health and Human Services to sign the Mainstream Voucher Program Funding Application as the Housing Authority Representative, thereby certifying compliance with Equal Opportunity Employment, Lobbying, and Drug Free Workplace requirements identified by HUD;
3) Delegate authority to the Director of Health and Human Services to accept funding and execute the funding agreement, if awarded, including any extension(s) or amendment(s) thereto, contingent upon County Counsel and Risk Management approval; and
4) Authorize the Director of Health and Human Services Agency, Chief Fiscal Officer, or designee, to administer any agreement, or subsequent administrative documents relating to said award, including required fiscal and programmatic reports.

FUNDING: Federal Funding.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
On July 2, 2019, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a Notice of Funding Availability for the Mainstream Voucher Program. The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 made approximately $385 million available for new mainstream vouchers. On September 4, 2018, HUD awarded more than $98 million to qualified applicants through a previous funding announcement. HUD’s newest announcement plans to award additional vouchers to each Public Housing Authority (PHA) previously awarded as well as those who respond to the current announcement.

The goal of the Mainstream Voucher Program is to provide additional vouchers to those PHAs who will assist non-elderly persons with disabilities transitioning out of institutional setting as well as those currently experiencing homelessness or are at ...

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