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File #: WS 21-028   
Section: Work Session Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Homelessness-Housing Task Force
Agenda Date: 6/3/2021 Final action:
Subject: Provide Feedback on Let's House Hayward! Strategic Plan Implementation Strategy and Federal Stimulus Homelessness Expenditure Recommendations
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Implementation Strategy, 3. Attachment III Evaluation Indicators, 4. Attachment IV Detailed Plan and Process for Expenditure of Stimulus Funding
DATE: June 3, 2021

TO: Homelessness-Housing Task Force

FROM: Assistant City Manager

SUBJECT
Title
Provide Feedback on Let's House Hayward! Strategic Plan Implementation Strategy and Federal Stimulus Homelessness Expenditure Recommendations
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RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation
That the Homelessness-Housing Task Force provide input on the Let's House Hayward! Strategic Plan draft Implementation Strategy and Federal stimulus homelessness expenditure recommendations. End

SUMMARY

On January 28, 2020, the Council approved the City's Strategic Roadmap, which includes the priority area to Protect, Preserve, and Produce Housing. That priority area includes the project to create and implement a homelessness reduction strategic plan. On September 22, 2020, Council authorized an agreement with Homebase to prepare the five-year Let's House Hayward! (LHH) Strategic Plan.

Since the project launch in October 2020, Homebase has conducted extensive best practice research and collected a wide range of data and input from City stakeholders. On April 20, 2021, staff conducted a Work Session with City Council to solicit feedback on the vision, goals, and priority projects identified in the LHH plan. During this meeting, Council provided important feedback on potential gaps in the current plan and opportunities to be more comprehensive in the City's response to homelessness. A summary of Council's feedback and how that feedback will be addressed in the final LHH plan and is summarized in this report.

Since the April 20, 2021, Council Work Session, Homebase has hosted three working meetings with members of the LHH Steering Committee, which consists of community experts and leaders. Each working meeting focused on one of the LHH goals:
> Goal 1: Formalize a Coordinated and Compassionate Citywide Response to Homelessness and Develop Wider Community Understanding and Engagement
> Goal 2: Increase Availability of and Reduce Barriers to...

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