Meeting Time: September 15, 2020 at 9:00am PDT

Agenda Item

CHAT is collaborating with the Department of Employment and Social Services (DESS) and the Department of Behavioral Health (DBH) to provide 15 to 20 emergency shelter units, which will be located at 556 Cohasset Road in Chico. The property is currently owned by the County. Through an agreement with the County, CHAT will provide non-congregate emergency sheltering services to DBH clients. The community comprising of these units will be called Everhart Village. The purpose of Everhart Village is to help at-risk or homeless DBH clients improve their mental health by providing them a place to sleep and to secure personal belongings in a safe and private environment. The proximity to DBH offices helps ensure that clients get to their appointments, stay on medications, and have easy access to transportation. The long-term goal is for clients to move to transitional or permanent supportive housing. CHAT will purchase one or more community center facility structures, emergency shelter units, and other prefabricated structures that will not exceed the allocated amount of $175,000 in State funding for the Homeless Mentally Ill Outreach and Treatment Program. DBH, DESS, and the Department of General Services recommend entering into an Expenditure Agreement with CHAT. The term of the agreement is from date of execution through July 31, 2024, with a maximum amount payable of $175,000. The Departments will also enter into a Site License Agreement and Project Delivery and Operations Agreement with CHAT; these agreements are currently in the development stage. (Behavioral Health)