Long Beach, CA
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File #: 22-1100    Version: 1 Name: DHHS - HUD CoC Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness program
Type: Contract Status: CCIS
File created: 8/25/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to submit a grant application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for the Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness program; Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents, subgrants, and any amendments including amendments to the amount of the award or to extend the grant term, with HUD to accept and expend grant funding in an amount up to $5,193,648 for a period of three (3) years estimated to begin in the Winter of 2022; and Increase appropriations in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $5,193,648, offset by grant revenues. (Citywide)
Sponsors: Health and Human Services
Attachments: 1. 091322-R-20sr&att
TITLE
Recommendation to authorize City Manager, or designee, to submit a grant application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), for the Continuum of Care Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness program;

Authorize City Manager, or designee, to execute an agreement, and all necessary documents, subgrants, and any amendments including amendments to the amount of the award or to extend the grant term, with HUD to accept and expend grant funding in an amount up to $5,193,648 for a period of three (3) years estimated to begin in the Winter of 2022; and

Increase appropriations in the Health Fund Group in the Health and Human Services Department by $5,193,648, offset by grant revenues. (Citywide)

DISCUSSION
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released the Continuum of Care (CoC) Supplemental to Address Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness Special Notice of Funding Opportunity (Special NOFO) on June 22, 2022, with approximately $322 million available nationwide to promote targeted efforts that will reduce unsheltered homelessness. The program has allocated $267.5 million for the Unsheltered Homelessness Set Aside and $54.5 million for the Rural Set Aside. The Long Beach CoC is eligible for a maximum Unsheltered Homelessness Set Aside amount of $5,193,648 and is not eligible for the Rural Set Aside.

This Special NOFO will exclusively fund all new projects, enhance data collection for identifying those most in need, and tailor solutions to the specific subpopulation of individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness such as those living in encampments. If awarded, the Special NOFO would allow the Long Beach CoC to build upon existing and growing community engagement efforts, in partnership with people experiencing homelessness, to engage diverse stakeholders in informing how the Long Beach CoC will reduce unsheltered homelessness.

As part of the application process for the Special NOFO, the Long Bea...

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