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File #: 3270   
Type: Consent Status: Passed
File created: 11/13/2020 Department: County Administrative Office
On agenda: 11/17/2020 Final action: 11/17/2020
Subject: San Bernardino County Homeless Strategic Plan
REPORT/RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
OF THE COUNTY OF SAN BERNARDINO
AND RECORD OF ACTION

November 17, 2020

FROM
LEONARD X. HERNANDEZ, Chief Executive Officer, County Administrative Office

SUBJECT
Title
San Bernardino County Homeless Strategic Plan
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RECOMMENDATION(S)
Recommendation
Direct staff to develop an annually updated San Bernardino County Homeless Strategic Plan for approval by the Board of Supervisors in conjunction with the annual Homeless Point-In-Time Count Report.
(Presenter: CaSonya Thomas, Assistant Executive Officer, 387-4717)
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COUNTY AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Promote the Countywide Vision.
Provide for the Safety, Health and Social Service Needs of County Residents.
Pursue County Goals and Objectives by Working with Other Agencies.

FINANCIAL IMPACT
This item does not impact Discretionary General Funding (Net County Cost). Adequate appropriation and revenue have been included in the Office of Homeless Services (OHS) 2020-21 budget for the development of an annual Homeless Strategic Plan for the County plan and will be included in future recommended budgets.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Homelessness continues to be an issue for many communities around the country. On October 20, 2020, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) released a new strategic plan to deal with the crisis. The USICH plan calls for addressing the root causes of homelessness and prioritizing trauma-informed care from a national perspective focusing on the importance of promoting self-sufficiency. USICH Chair and Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Labor noted as part of the report the number of individuals experiencing homelessness has risen in spite of increased federal funding over the past five years.

San Bernardino County also experienced similar increases in homelessness over the past five years, as reported by the annual Point-In-Time Count (PITC), in spite of increased federal funding...

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