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File #: 47034    Version: Name: SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health Inc. to provide Housing-Focused Street Outreach Team services - that will include identifying, engaging and connecting chronically homeless persons to local support services and systems wit
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/26/2017 In control: FINANCE COMMITTEE
On agenda: 5/2/2017 Final action: 5/16/2017
Enactment date: 5/18/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00450
Title: SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing (a vendor to be identified by May 2, 2017) Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health Inc. to provide Housing-Focused Street Outreach Team services - that will include identifying, engaging and connecting chronically homeless persons to local support services and systems with the primary goal of facilitating their entry into stable housing.
Sponsors: Samba Baldeh, Maurice S. Cheeks, Matthew J. Phair, Marsha A. Rummel
Attachments: 1. Memo_Housing-Focused Street Outreach -4-28-2017.pdf, 2. Street Outreach 47034 version 1.pdf, 3. Version1.pdf, 4. Sankofa Behavioral Community Health.pdf, 5. Porchlight Street Outreach Proposal.pdf
Fiscal Note
The proposed resolution authorizes a contract with a non-profit provider to act as the City’s Homeless Street Team. Funding for Street Teams was first included in the City’s 2016 Adopted Operating Budget to connect homeless individuals with permanent supportive housing, particularly as part of the Rethke Affordable Housing Development. Funding for the program was increased from $100,000 annually to $170,000 annually in the 2017 Adopted Operating Budget. The mission to connect homeless individuals with permanent supportive housing will remain the same in 2017.
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SUBSTITUTE - Authorizing (a vendor to be identified by May 2, 2017) Sankofa Behavioral & Community Health Inc. to provide Housing-Focused Street Outreach Team services - that will include identifying, engaging and connecting chronically homeless persons to local support services and systems with the primary goal of facilitating their entry into stable housing.
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Background
In January of 2017, the Madison/Dane County Continuum of Care identified approximately 800 individuals and more than 500 families in the County who were literally homeless. That term, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, describes a person who lacks a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence, meaning (s)he:
a) has a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not meant for human habitation; or
b) is living in a publicly or privately operated shelter designated to provide temporary living arrangements; or
c) is exiting an institution where s/he has resided for 90 days or less and who resided in an emergency shelter or a place not meant for human habitation immediately before entering that institution.

Approximately, 10% of homeless persons identified during the January 2017 Point-In-Time Count were unsheltered and not connected to local shelter programs. The City of Madison subsequently identified the availability of robust and strategic street outreach serv...

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