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File #: 21-0124    Version: 1
Type: resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/26/2021 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 2/2/2021 Final action: 2/2/2021
Title: Approval of a Resolution Authorizing a Funding Agreement with Low-Income Housing Institute for Plum Street Village
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Agreement
Title
Approval of a Resolution Authorizing a Funding Agreement with Low-Income Housing Institute for Plum Street Village

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
Not referred to a committee

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve the Resolution authorizing a funding agreement with the Low-Income Housing Institute for the Plum Street Village Tiny Home Project.

Report
Issue:
Whether to approve the Resolution authorizing a funding agreement with the Low Income Housing Institute for the Plum Street Village Tiny Home Project.

Staff Contact:
Cary Retlin, Home Fund Manager, Executive, 360.570.3956

Presenter(s):
None - Consent Calendar Item.

Background and Analysis:
On September 18, 2018, the City Council approved the first funding plan for implementing homeless response strategies, including a Plum Street Village tiny house project.

In February 2019 Plum Street Village opened and has been in constant operation to shelter up to 40 homeless individuals and couples in 29 houses since that time. The City of Olympia funds staffing and other services which are operated by the Low-Income Housing Institute (LIHI).

This funding agreement with LIHI must be approved by City Council to continue operations. This agreement includes a provision for a second year in 2022. That provision includes an incentive for LIHI to contract to bill the Medicaid Foundational Community Supports program for case management services in 2022. That provision will increase pay for case management and reduce costs for the city.

LIHI works with the Community Action Council to screen vulnerable homeless adults in the county Coordinated Entry system and place them at Plum Street Village. Since Plum Street Village began providing shelter 29 individuals have been placed in permeant housing including 12 in 2020.

Hygiene services (bathrooms, showers and laundry), a communal kitchen area and connection to social services are provided. LIHI is responsible for 24/7 staffing as well as pro...

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