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Emergency Housing - Phase I

The Homeless Plan called for the development of 1,000-1,500 new emergency housing beds (referred as temporary care in the Plan) at "homeless assistance centers" (HACs) to provide anywhere from seven (7) to up to sixty (60) days of stabilization and comprehensive needs assessment.

In addition to providing decent and safe housing, meals and clean clothing, these campus-style centers serve as a "triage" of sorts for the identification of a homeless person’s social, physical, and housing needs. Even in this type of short-term housing, individual service plans are developed by on-site case managers, and implemented to address the short-term and long-term needs of the clients.

Funding for the capital and operational costs of this component of the continuum was contemplated to be derived from proceeds of the food and beverage tax and private sector fund-raising.

In anticipation of the development of this phase, a "Short Term Plan" was developed and implemented to fund emergency housing until the center(s) were operational.

It was further contemplated that one provider would be selected to site, build and operate the HACs; this provider would also be responsible for raising private sector funds for the continuum of care.

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