The first HEAP/Restructuring Workgroup (HRW) meeting was held on October 30, 2018.

Homebase provided an overview of the HEAP (Homeless Emergency Aid Program) application requirements to the HRW. The workgroup discussed community input on HEAP funding priorities that were developed at the October 18th, 2018 CSOC Leadership Council meeting. The community input included activities in the areas of services, rental assistance/subsidies, capital improvements, and youth services.

The second HRW meeting will be on November 26th, 2018 to discuss the establishment of a new governance structure of CSOC and a review of proposals for the four HEAP categories.

Updated 11/29/2018

The HEAP Funding & CSOC Restructuring Workgroup with assistance from HomeBase met on November 26, 2018. The following items were completed and will be presented to CSOC Leadership during a special session scheduled for December 4, 2018. Pending endorsement these items will be presented to the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors by December 18, 2018.

1. Initial proposal for HEAP Funding
Provide a recommendation to CSOC for funding allocation HEAP Funding proposal includes recommendations for 7.2 million dollars in funding for the following eligible activities; services, rental assistance or subsidies, capital improvements and youth services.

a. Submission of the HEAP application to the state of California must be completed by December 31, 2018.
b. Shelter crisis declaration(s) in jurisdictions that will receive funding for projects will be included in the application.

2. Proposal for CSOC Governance Structure
a. The Workgroup completed a governance structure proposal including membership.  If endorsed, this structure would facilitate the distribution of HEAP and other funding as well as lead the homelessness efforts throughout Stanislaus County.

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