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File #: 2022-1770   
Type: Continued Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 5/3/2022
Title: Recommendation to Provide Direction to City Staff on Emergency Supportive Housing for Three City-Owned Vacant Homes at Alameda Point. (Community Development 10061833) [Continued from April 19, 2022]
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Glossary of Terms, 2. Exhibit 2 - Community Listening Session Notes, 3. Presentation, 4. Correspondence - Updated 5/3
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Recommendation to Provide Direction to City Staff on Emergency Supportive Housing for Three City-Owned Vacant Homes at Alameda Point. (Community Development 10061833) [Continued from April 19, 2022]


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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The Emergency Supportive Housing program proposed by staff and approved by the City Council in November of 2021 was not able to come to fruition. After a community meeting where there was some support for the program, but mostly opposition, the City of Alameda's (City) service provider, Bay Area Community Services (BACS), evaluated the program further, and decided not to move forward with the project at this time.
Addressing homelessness and affordable housing needs in the community continues to be a City Council priority. Staff has developed several alternative options to move forward with Emergency Supportive Housing in vacant City-owned housing units at Alameda Point. There are currently six City-owned vacant housing units available at Alameda Point. Staff is recommending that up to a maximum of three units be used for the proposed program. The options put forward by staff at this time include:
* Contract with the Village of Love or another organization to operate a maximum of three homes that are currently vacant at Alameda Point located at 2815 Newport, 2700 Lemoore, 2845 Pearl Harbor, 2821 Barbers Point, 2601 Barbers Point Unit D, and 2825 Pearl Harbor (collectively, the Vacant Homes) as Emergency Supportive Housing for homeless individuals, prioritizing seniors and the medically vulnerable, with a reduced number of beds from the prior proposal, including a total of 14 to 19 beds, within three homes;
* Contract with the Village of Love or another organization to operate: (i) one home for Emergency Supportive Housing for homeless individuals, prioritizing seniors and the medically vulnerable, with a reduced number of beds from the prior proposal, including five to six beds, an...

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