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File #: 20-0490    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/30/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 4/14/2020 Final action: 4/14/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office and Health & Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached Joint Policy Statement on Homelessness, that documents a commitment between the County and the City of Placerville and provides direction to staff from both organizations in regards to homelessness activities. (Est. Time: 15 Min.) FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Homelessness Joint Policy Statement County_ City, 2. B - CoC Homeless Funding Chart, 3. Executed Joint Policy Statement on Homelessness, 4. Sheriff's Comment BOS Rcvd 4-14-20, 5. Public Comment Rcvd 4-14-10, 6. Public Comment Rcvd 4-13-20, 7. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 4-10-20, 8. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 4-9-20, 9. Public Comment BOS Rcvd 4-2-20
Related files: 20-0161, 19-0553, 18-1522, 18-1762, 19-0181
Title
Chief Administrative Office and Health & Human Services Agency recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign the attached Joint Policy Statement on Homelessness, that documents a commitment between the County and the City of Placerville and provides direction to staff from both organizations in regards to homelessness activities. (Est. Time: 15 Min.)

FUNDING: N/A

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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The County of El Dorado and the City of Placerville are committed to working collaboratively to address the issue of homelessness on the West Slope of the County. To that end, the parties propose to execute the attached Policy Statement identifying resources and potential locations to address the issues surrounding the homeless community. The Placerville City Council will be considering approval of this joint policy statement at their regular meeting on April 14, 2020.

In response to the homelessness crisis in California, the State has provided several grants to Continuum of Care (CoC) organizations and counties related to reducing or eliminating homelessness. A chart of funding available for the El Dorado County CoC is included in the Attachment B. Following is a summary of the recent grants made available to the El Dorado County CoC:

2018:
1) California Emergency Solutions & Housing (CESH 2018) for $474,717. This funding has been obligated for, the 2019 Point in Time (PIT) count and analysis through a contract with Applied Survey Research; Coordinated Entry Services through a contract with Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless; and development of a homeless strategic plan through a contract with HomeBase.

2) Housing Emergency Aid Program (HEAP) program for $1,448,324. This funding is currently obligated for transitional age youth support through contracts with Lilliput, Whole Person Learning, and Tahoe Youth and Family Services; and obligated for rental assistance and short-term housing through a contract with El Dorado County Probation De...

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