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File #: ROGC 21-752    Version: 1
Type: Rules Committee Reviews, Recommendations and Approvals Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/22/2021 In control: Joint Meeting for the Rules and Open Government Committee and Committee of the Whole
On agenda: 9/29/2021 Final action:
Title: Compassionate San Jose - Bold Housing Solutions. (Mayor, Peralez, Jimenez, Foley, Mahan)
Attachments: 1. Memorandum, 2. Early Consideration Response Form
Compassionate San Jose - Bold Housing Solutions. (Mayor, Peralez, Jimenez, Foley, Mahan)
1. To meet the goal of the Community Plan to End Homelessness to double shelter capacity to by 2025, have 1,000 pandemic-era emergency interim housing community (EIHC) units and 300 Homekey motel units under construction or completed by December 2022-including those recently completed-to accelerate our response to our homelessness crisis. This work should include the following tasks necessary to achieve rapid acceleration of our efforts:
a. Identify the requisite amount of Homekey, ARPA, HHAP, or other eligible public funding for an additional six EIHCs in every Council District not currently hosting an EIHC or Bridge Housing Community (BHC), and work with the Mayor’s Office to identify additional philanthropic support;
1) A single slate of six sites shall be approved at a single Council meeting, no later than June 2022, in a single “up or down” vote on the entire slate. Sites that are ready before June 2022 can be voted on and approved by Council at an earlier date.
2) Site selection will occur collaboratively with the participation of every councilmember and the community, but ultimate decision-making will remain the domain of the entire Council.
3) Any alternative sites suggested by any councilmember must be deemed feasible for near-term housing development by the City Manager prior to qualifying for Council consideration.
4) At least one location shall provide homes for unhoused individuals in employment or training programs, such as SJ Bridge and the Conservation Corps, and at least one location shall provide a home for women and children who have endured domestic violence, with appropriate discretion. Resolve all legal and regulatory issues to enable this.
b. Discuss with the County of Santa Clara their willingness to begin to provide basic mental health and addiction treatment services for EIHCs for a specified duration, so that one-time City r...

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