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File #: 0613-2017    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 3/1/2017 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 3/27/2017 Final action: 3/29/2017
Title: To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Community Shelter Board for the purpose of continuing the Outreach Program which includes assertive outreach at homeless encampments, pro-active engagement, referral to medical and behavioral healthcare and linkage to shelter and housing; to authorize the expenditure of $117,000.00 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($117,000.00)
Attachments: 1. ORD0613-2017 2017 CSB Outreach
Explanation
The ordinance authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a contract with the Community Shelter Board (CSB) for the Outreach Program. The contract will provide $117,000 from the general fund for the purpose of continuing and enhancing the work the Community Shelter Board does with regard to reaching out to individuals who are living on the streets. CSB will subcontract with Maryhaven to oversee the Maryhaven Collaborative Outreach Team (MCOT) which serves 250 people annually. MCOT provides assertive outreach at sites where homeless persons congregate, pro-active engagement, referral to medical and behavioral healthcare and linkage to shelter and housing. Additionally, the Community Shelter Board offers access to benefits and rental assistance as well as support and assistance during city and county-led camp remediation. Statistics show that without the programming provided by the MCOT there are more encampments and increased street homelessness with a net result of increased criminal activity and increased hospitalization, medical treatment, incarceration and police intervention - all costly resources.

Emergency action is requested so that the Community Shelter Board and Maryhaven can continue to provide these services without interruption.

FISCAL IMPACT: Funds for this contract are available in the 2017 general fund.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into contract with the Community Shelter Board for the purpose of continuing the Outreach Program which includes assertive outreach at homeless encampments, pro-active engagement, referral to medical and behavioral healthcare and linkage to shelter and housing; to authorize the expenditure of $117,000.00 from the general fund; and to declare an emergency. ($117,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, this legislation authorizes the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a contract with the Community Shelter Board (CSB) for the work...

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