by Photo courtesy of San Diego County

San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher shared details on the standard Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the region’s cities for homeless services, making $10 million in grants available to cities to kick-start their efforts. 

The county is set to execute the MOA between the 18 incorporated cities to provide behavioral health services, county public health education, and relevant communicable disease screening tools to the shelter operator and one Human Services Specialist to provide services at shelters. 

According to Fletcher, this MOA solidifies the county’s commitment to helping. 

“I hope all 18 of the incorporated cities partner with us,” said Chair Fletcher. “Later this month, we’ll double down on our commitment by making $10 million in one-time funding available to help cities build new shelters. Knowing in advance this funding will be available, I encourage all cities not to wait but to start getting your plans together now.”  

Cities that sign the standard MOA must operate and provide a shelter with staff, three meals per day minimally, security, hygiene, storage for resident use and facility operations, and maintenance. Participating cities provide customary and typical referral, intake, and services coordination. 

The Board of Supervisors is set to vote on May 24. Approval from the board would prompt the county to outline grant applications that same week to aid cities in obtaining sheltering resources. 


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