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File #: 19-0533    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - 2019 Emergency Solutions and Housing Program
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/13/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 6/11/2019 Final action: 6/11/2019
Title: Recommendation to adopt resolution approving the application for grant funds for the 2019 California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program; Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all necessary agreements, and any subsequent amendments that change the term, extend the grant period, or increase grant amounts, with the California Department of Housing and Community Development for the 2019 California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program, in the amount of $692,858, for the approximate period of September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2025; execute all necessary documents and agreements with partner agencies and subrecipients; and Increase appropriations in Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $692,858, offset by grant revenue. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 061119-C-12sr&att.pdf, 2. RES-19-0089.pdf

TITLE

Recommendation to adopt resolution approving the application for grant funds for the 2019 California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program;

 

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute all necessary agreements, and any subsequent amendments that change the term, extend the grant period, or increase grant amounts, with the California Department of Housing and Community Development for the 2019 California Emergency Solutions and Housing Program, in the amount of $692,858, for the approximate period of September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2025; execute all necessary documents and agreements with partner agencies and subrecipients; and

 

Increase appropriations in Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $692,858, offset by grant revenue.  (Citywide)

 

DISCUSSION

The State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) administers the California Emergency Solutions and Housing (CESH) Program, which funds activities eligible under the State requirements, including operations support for administrative duties to programs directly assisting individuals and families experiencing homelessness.  The HCD has established a dedicated Continuum of Care Formula Allocation available for California Continuums of Care (CoC) that are administered locally through an Administrative Entity (AE) of State CESH funds.  The City of Long Beach (City) is designated by the HCD as an AE of State ESG and CESH funds, which is critical to meeting the diverse needs of those served through the Long Beach CoC.

 

The total 2019 State CESH allocation from the HCD amounts to $692,858 for the approximate period of September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2025, which includes $34,643 for administrative costs for Health and Human Services Department staff to manage the State CESH Program (Attachment A). The HCD requires an Authorizing Resolution from the City’s governing board, which is attached for City Council approval.

 

This matter was reviewed by Deputy City Attorney Gary J. Anderson on May 8, 2019 and by Revenue Management Officer Geraldine Alejo on May 22, 2019.

 

TIMING CONSIDERATIONS

City Council action is requested on June 11, 2019, to meet the State deadline to adopt the Resolution and begin contracting for the 2019 CESH Program, which starts approximately on September 1, 2019.  The actual start date for the contract term will occur when the contract is fully executed.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

The City will receive funding in the amount of $692,858 for the approximate period of September 1, 2019 through December 31, 2025.  An appropriation increase in the amount of $692,858 in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department is requested, offset by grant revenue. These funds supplement programs currently operating within the City’s CoC system.  No City match or in-kind service mandate is required.  This recommendation has no staffing impact beyond the normal budgeted scope of duties and is consistent with existing City Council priorities. There is no local job impact associated with this recommendation. 

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

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Respectfully Submitted,

KELLY COLOPY

DIRECTOR,

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

 

 

 

APPROVED:

 

PATRICK H. WEST

CITY MANAGER