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File #: 2022-2312   
Type: Consent Calendar Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 9/20/2022
Title: Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager, or Designee to Execute a Contract for $1,447,984 with The Village of Love Foundation to Provide Social Services for Residents of Emergency Supportive Housing (Located at Alameda Point) from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2024. (Community Development 10061831)
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Contract, 2. Correspondence
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Recommendation to Authorize the Interim City Manager, or Designee to Execute a Contract for $1,447,984 with The Village of Love Foundation to Provide Social Services for Residents of Emergency Supportive Housing (Located at Alameda Point) from October 1, 2022 to September 30, 2024. (Community Development 10061831)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Staff was directed by City Council on May 3, 2022 to prepare and contract with The Village of Love Foundation (VOL) to provide services to residents living in up to four homes owned by the City of Alameda (City) located at Alameda Point, comprising the first "Emergency Supportive Housing" program in the city, and fulfilling the City Council's commitment in November of 2021 to appropriate funds from American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to the vulnerable and unhoused in the community. Staff toured and selected 2700 Lemoore #A, 2820 Pearl Harbor and 2825 Pearl Harbor (collectively, the Vacant Homes) to rehabilitate and prepare for sheltering 14 to 19 unhoused persons. The rehabilitation of the homes is currently under way.

City Council directed staff to operate the three homes for the following populations:
(i) one home for Emergency Supportive Housing for up to six homeless individuals, and
(ii) two homes for Emergency Supportive Housing for families who are referred from the Alameda Unified School District, and local agencies and non-profits serving or interacting with unhoused families.

A fourth home may be added following the date when the other three homes are successfully operating and staff finds that a community need is present. City Council directed that a fourth home be used to serve up to six unhoused individuals.

City Council further directed staff to prioritize seniors and the medically fragile population for the homes serving individuals.

Staff is recommending that the City Council authorize the Interim City Manager, or designee to execute a contrac...

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