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Emergency Shelter

By June 2021, Homeless Services Coordination will work with Homeless Action Partnership to increase total emergency shelter and/or emergency bridge housing bed capacity by 20% each year over the 2019 baseline.

Key Steps

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Develop current capacity baseline and needs analysis. Research and analyze public facilities throughout the County where emergency shelter can be provided by right and or privately with willing owners. Determine whether any County-owned buildings or property can be used for shelter. Develop an operating model that incorporates County services such as primary care and connections to benefits.
Plan Reference: Collaborating Depts:
2.D.i HSA, HSD, PLN Establish Baseline 60%
The 2019 baseline was calculated from the Housing Inventory Count (HIC) from the federal department of Housing and Urban Development. The County's 2019 HIC was 441 beds (160 seasonal, 281 year-round)

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