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File #: 21-1366    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Time Allocation
File created: 8/12/2021 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/31/2021 Final action: 8/31/2021
Title: Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board receive a presentation and update regarding the El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Homeless Continuum of Care Program (EDOK) and related HHSA homeless grants, program outcomes, and upcoming opportunities, including an update on the steps remaining to finalize the EDOK Homeless Strategic Plan. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - Homeless Program Powerpoint Presentation, 2. Public Comment Rcvd. 8-30-2021
Related files: 17-0741, 20-1163, 19-1208
Title
Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) recommending the Board receive a presentation and update regarding the El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Homeless Continuum of Care Program (EDOK) and related HHSA homeless grants, program outcomes, and upcoming opportunities, including an update on the steps remaining to finalize the EDOK Homeless Strategic Plan.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND:
The El Dorado Opportunity Knocks Continuum of Care (EDOK) is responsible for coordinating the community’s policies, strategies, and activities geared toward ending homelessness for households served. As the Continuum of Care (CoC) is a federal program implemented on the local level, there are a number of unfunded requirements that must be maintained in order to apply for and gain access to both federal and state grant funding. These requirements include but are not limited to: establishing and maintaining a formal governance and structure, Coordinated Entry System operations and planning (countywide intake into programming), annual community applications and grant reporting to receive funding, designating and operating the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and strategic planning to improve system performance. Additionally, throughout the year, CoC’s are responsible for submitting a number of ongoing reports to both the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the State, including: Housing Inventory Count, Point in Time Count (PIT), System Performance Measure Reports, Annual Homeless Assessment Report, Grant Inventory Worksheet, and Consolidated Applications for funds on behalf of the community. Due to the depth of responsibilities that fall upon the CoC, as well as the attention and expertise needed to produce an effective system, the Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) was designated as both the Collaborative Applicant and Administrative Entity, on behalf of EDOK, to ensure that grant funding can be leveraged to benefit El Dorado Cou...

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