Santa Monica staff has recommended that the council authorize City Manager Rod Gould to negotiate the development of a permanent supportive housing development to be built within the city to address homelessness and other social service needs.
If approved, Mr. Gould would be authorized to negotiate with Step Up on Second, a non-profit agency based in the Santa Monica. The terms outlined in the report were said not to exceed $234,000. The purpose of developing supportive housing is to enhance the quality of life for low-income earners in vulnerable populations.
Read the report here.
This housing development is coupled with a $247,645 commitment from the City in FY2011-12 to address other social service programs that could stabilize participants in meal assistance programs, case management, and vocational training.
According to the city report, “Experience has shown that homeless persons are likely to remain permanently housed when provided with case management and support services.”
Homelessness in the streets of Santa Monica is directly correlated with the discussion of this development. This report was prepared by James Kemper, Housing Administrator.