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Non-Congregant Homeless Shelter Agreement

Coronavirus restrictions will also mean capacity restrictions for winter weather shelters, including in Nevada County. So County Supervisors have approved an agreement supporting the implementation of a temporary non-congregant shelter. Housing Director Mike Dent tells the Board the focus would be on medically vulnerable homeless households. He says the Veterans Hall in Nevada City, which has been used by Sierra Roots as a winter shelter, normally has a capacity of 30. But that would be reduced to 15, due to the pandemic…

click to listen to Mike Dent

Throughout most of the pandemic, hotel and motel rooms have also been utilized for the homeless, especially those who are at-risk or should quarantine. Meanwhile, Dent says the goal remains to have half of individuals using a shelter to not return to homelessness…

click to listen to Mike Dent

The resolution increases the normal contract amount with Sierra Roots from about 37-thousand dollars a year to over 362-thousand. But Dent says there’s no change in the county’s general fund allocation, with other alternate sources being used and expected to remain available beyond the end of the year.

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