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File #: 19-0690    Version: 1 Name: Homelessness Priorities
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 5/15/2019 In control: Administrative Office - Confidential
On agenda: 6/4/2019 Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #: Resolution No. 19-236
Title: Adopt Resolution establishing the Homelessness Priorities for Calendar Year 2019, which will serve as the basis to address homelessness countywide.
Attachments: 1. Agenda Item, 2. Resolution No. 19-236, 3. Additonal Information
DATE: June 4, 2019

TO: Board of Supervisors

SUBMITTED BY: Jean M. Rousseau, County Administrative Officer

SUBJECT: Homelessness Priorities 2019

RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):
TITLE
Adopt Resolution establishing the Homelessness Priorities for Calendar Year 2019, which will serve as the basis to address homelessness countywide.
REPORT
Approval of the recommended action will adopt priorities to reduce homelessness in the County. This item is countywide.

ALTERNATIVE ACTION(S):

Your Board may amend the list; however, the 15 incorporated cities and the Directors of the Departments of Behavioral Health, Public Health, and Social Services compiled the priorities.

FISCAL IMPACT:

There is no Net County Cost associated with the recommended action. County services are provided to homeless individuals through various resources. Since FY 2016-17, the Board has allocated $100,000 annually to offset the costs associated with homeless cleanup activities.

DISCUSSION:

On November 6, 2018, the Board received a presentation from the Fresno Housing Authority regarding a report entitled A Framework for Action authored by Barbara Poppe and Associates, which provided strategic recommendations to end homelessness in Fresno County; however, the report lacked input from the County's rural communities. The Board also directed the County Administrative Officer and designated Supervisor Nathan Magsig to participate as members of the Street2Home (S2H) Fresno County Planning Committee toward the development of a comprehensive plan to address homelessness, with input from the Directors of the Departments of Behavioral Health, Public Health, and Social Services.

On December 4, 2018, the Board adopted Resolution No. 18-0421 declaring a shelter crisis pursuant to Senate Bill 850 (Chapter 48, Statutes of 2018) and Government Code, section 8698.2 as required by the California Homeless Coordinating and Financing Council for the Homeless Emergency Aid Program grant funding distributed to the ...

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