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File #: 20-0430    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/12/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 3/24/2020 Final action: 3/24/2020
Title: Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 056-2020 authorizing the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to apply for and accept the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Housing Navigators Allocation Award; and 2) Authorize the Director of the Health and Human Agency to act on behalf of the County in connection with the Housing Navigators Allocation Award, and to execute and deliver all documents required. FUNDING: State Funding: 100% California Department of House and Community Development.
Attachments: 1. A - Approved CRS, Housing Navigators Program Resolution, 2. B - Housing Navigatiors Program Resolution, 3. C - FY 19-20 HCD Housing and Navigator Allocations, 4. D - Option 2 FY 19-20 Housing and Navigators Allocations, 5. E - Housing Navigators Acceptance Form, 6. 05Executed Resolution 056-2020
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Health and Human Services Agency recommending the Board:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign Resolution 056-2020 authorizing the Director of the Health and Human Services Agency to apply for and accept the California Department of Housing and Community Development’s Housing Navigators Allocation Award; and
2) Authorize the Director of the Health and Human Agency to act on behalf of the County in connection with the Housing Navigators Allocation Award, and to execute and deliver all documents required.

FUNDING: State Funding: 100% California Department of House and Community Development.
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
Pursuant to Item 2240-103-0001 of Section 2 of the Budget Act of 2019, as amended by Section 16 of Chapter 363 of the Statutes of 2019 (SB 109), the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) shall allocate $5 million in funding to counties for the support of housing navigators to help young adults aged 18 years and up to 21 years secure and maintain housing, with priority given to young adults in the foster care system. The county may use the funding to provide housing navigation services directly or through a contract with other housing assistance programs in the county. It is encouraged that the county coordinate with the local Continuum of Care to foster communication and collaboration.

On February 7, 2020 the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) was offered the opportunity to accept the funding for HCD’s Housing Navigators Program (HNP) as described above. The HNP Allocation Acceptance form is due to HCD on March 31, 2020. This Resolution will authorize the Director of HHSA to accept the funding.

The allocation methodology considers each county’s percentage of the total statewide weighted average of youth in Foster Care, and homeless unaccompanied young adults. Estimated allocation for Housing is anticipated to be $32,000 and Navigator Caseload allocation is $26,855. Final amounts will be determined by the S...

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