Long Beach, CA
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File #: 20-0412    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - 2020 Continuum of Care for Homeless Assistance Program
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 4/23/2020 In control: City Council
On agenda: 5/12/2020 Final action: 5/12/2020
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to submit a renewal grant application, through the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for the 2020 Continuum of Care for Homeless Assistance Program; and Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents, subgrants, and any amendments changing the amount of the award or extending the grant term, with HUD to accept and expend grant funding in an estimated amount between $9,000,000 and $11,000,000, for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 051220-R-12sr&att.pdf
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to submit a renewal grant application, through the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for the 2020 Continuum of Care for Homeless Assistance Program; and

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents, subgrants, and any amendments changing the amount of the award or extending the grant term, with HUD to accept and expend grant funding in an estimated amount between $9,000,000 and $11,000,000, for the period of July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The City of Long Beach (City) has applied for Continuum of Care (CoC) funding since 1995 to fund programs and services to quickly stabilize individuals and families experiencing homelessness. The CoC grant funds the following components: (1) permanent housing; (2) supportive services; (3) transitional housing; and, (4) the Homeless Management Information System.

The CoC strategy must align with the City’s Consolidated Plan and Housing Element components in relation to housing and services for special needs populations. Examples of leveraged community resources include, but are not limited to, Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), the Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8), Veterans funding, and other State, City, County, private, and foundation funds. The local CoC system, combined with all its nonprofit partner agencies, currently provides approximately $2 million in matching funds to promote a seamless service delivery model that has been recognized both regionally and nationally.

On June 18, 2019, the City Council approved the Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) to be the lead recipient agency for the 2019 CoC award. The Health Department was awarded funding for 2019 renewal projects, one new project, one planning grant, and one Unified Funded Agency (UFA) grant for a total...

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