The Department of Human Services in the City of Oakland has prepared a resolution that authorizes the opening of the Oakland Army Base Temporary Winter Shelter (OABTWS) for the homeless for the 2011/2012 season.
The OABTWS was first authorized in November 1999 when a winter shelter crisis was declared. The resolution allows the City Administrator to accept $125,000 or more from Alameda County and $76,000 from the City of Berkeley to establish and operate the shelter.
According to the resolution the City Administrator can waive the competitive process and enter into a sole-source agreement with Anka Behavioral Health, Inc., to operate the facility.
The shelter will be operational from November 15, 2011 through April 15, 2012 as long as funds remain available. The 100 bed shelter is established each winter to provide overflow shelter capacity for single adult male and single adult female homeless persons during the rainy season.
The overall budget for the winter shelter at the Oakland Army Base is $301,000 in cash, and an additional $27,500 in non-cash in-kind resources. The City of Oakland will cover the costs of operations.