Important note: the following recommendation was approved by the Board of Supervisors on May 7, 2013:

To:              Honorable Board of Supervisors

From:          Beverly Beasley Johnson, JD, Director, Human Services Agency

Subject:      Amendment to the Agreement with Shelter Network  


Adopt a Resolution authorizing an Amendment to the Agreement with InnVision Shelter Network to continue to provide the Motel Voucher Program, the Transitional Housing for Families with Special Needs Program, the Inclement Motel Voucher Program, the Service Connect Program, and adding the AB109 Program, extending the term through June 30, 2016, increasing the amount by $3,300,200 to $5,544,842.


InnVision Shelter Network (formerly Shelter Network) has been engaged in providing emergency shelter and transitional housing services for the families of San Mateo County since 1987. The Human Services Agency Children and Family Services currently funds three units (beds) under the Special Needs Program for families engaged in case level services who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

On October 1, 2011, the State of California began implementing AB 109 Public Safety Realignment. One of the components of the realignment is the release of prisoners to local communities for supervision rather than State parole. The Human Services Agency will provide essential social services and temporary housing to this population through the Service Connect Program.


This Amendment to the InnVision Shelter Network Agreement will continue the existing services, add an additional three (3) Fee-for-Service beds for the Children and Family Services Program and three (3) beds for the Service Connect Program, serving the AB109 population. The total number of beds under this Amendment, with the added six (6) beds is nine (9). Due to the increase in Child Welfare referrals, additional units are needed to meet the demand of families and will assist in ensuring the safety of the children. Additionally this Amendment adds funding for additional Motel Vouchers to support the housing needs of the AB109 population.

This Amendment will allow the Human Services Agency’s Service Connect Program to serve the AB109 eligible designated population by providing temporary housing using motel vouchers and shelter beds at the Maple Street Shelter allowing those just released immediate access to housing. AB109 individuals reunified with their children are placed into family shelters.

This Amendment increases funds to the Agreement by $2,244,642 for Homelessness and Safety Net Services; $285,558 for services under Children and Family Services and $770,000 for services under AB109. Funding will cover services for these programs through the term of the Agreement.

The Contractor has assured compliance with the County's Contractor Employee Jury Service Ordinance, as well as all other contract provisions that are required by County ordinance and administrative memoranda, including but not limited to insurance, hold harmless, non-discrimination and equal benefits. County Counsel has reviewed and approved the Amendment and Resolution as to form, the Contract Compliance Committee has approved a Waiver Request and the Contractor meets insurance certification requirements.

Approval of this Amendment contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcome of a Prosperous Community by providing shelter services to homeless families and individuals of San Mateo County. It is anticipated that 100% of families under the Children and Family Service transitional housing program will find long term housing and 50% of AB109 eligible participants will secure on-going housing. Participants not securing ongoing housing are referred to other available programs.



FY 2012-13 Actual

FY 2013-16 Projected

Children and Family Services: Fee-for-

Service percent of families to secure permanent housing upon exiting the program



AB109 percent of participants that

secure ongoing housing.



* Actuals due to HSA July 2013.


The term of the Agreement is extended by three years through June 30, 2016. This Amendment adds $3,300,200 to the Agreement for a total obligation of $5,544,842; of the $3,300,200, $2,092,212 is State and Federal Revenue. Appropriation has been included in the Adopted Budget for FY 2012 -2013 and will be included in the FY 2013 - 14, FY 2014 -2015 and FY 2015 -2016 Recommended Budgets. The Net County Cost  is $1,207,988.

Important note: this is a copy of the official report -- item 26 on the Board's agenda.