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File #: 2022-2042   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 6/7/2022
Title: Adoption of Resolution to Endorse the Alameda County Home Together 2026 Community Plan: A 5-Year Strategic Framework Centering Racial Equity to End Homelessness in Alameda County (Community Development 10061833)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Implementation Plan, 2. Resolution
Title

Adoption of Resolution to Endorse the Alameda County Home Together 2026 Community Plan: A 5-Year Strategic Framework Centering Racial Equity to End Homelessness in Alameda County (Community Development 10061833)

Body

To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Home Together 2026 Community Plan: A 5-year Strategic Framework Centering Racial Equity to End Homelessness in Alameda County (Home Together 2026 Plan) lays out goals, strategies, and investments needed to dramatically reduce homelessness and racial disparities in the homeless population by 2026. The Home Together 2026 Plan is responsive to the requirements laid out in the California Comeback Plan and is informed by and aligned with other local and regional efforts, including the All Home Regional Action Plan, Plan Bay Area 2050, and Regional Impact Council's Regional Action Plan. In order to be eligible for Alameda County (County) pass-through funding for homelessness, including State of California (State) Homeless Housing, Assistance, and Prevention (HHAP) funding, the County expects the City of Alameda (City) to endorse this plan through resolution.

Staff is requesting that the City Council adopt the resolution endorsing the Home Together 2026 Plan.

BACKGROUND

On any given night in the County, more than 9,700 people experience homelessness-and this figure increased by 22% from the 2019 Point in Time (PIT) Count to the most current PIT, which occurred on February 23, 2022. In the city, our unhoused population increased by 14% from 2019 to 2022, with a 36% increase in unsheltered individuals. Over the past decade, the County and its cities have seen dramatic increases in homelessness, including a staggering 222% increase in unsheltered homelessness. There are also unacceptable racial disparities in who experiences homelessness. Eleven percent of the County population identifies as Black, yet 47%, more than four times that rate, of our homeless population ident...

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