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File #: 22-5418    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Contract - Award Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 9/1/2022 In control: Commissioners Court
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Request by the Office of County Administration for approval of an order authorizing the expenditure of funds in the amount of $652,968.39 for evaluation consulting services, as a subaward of the agreement with American Institute for Research under Job No. 210317, MWDBE Contracted Goal: 20%.
Attachments: 1. AIR_Harris County_Conducting a Comprehensive Program Evaluation of Homelessness and Reentry Program_Proposal Response 1
Department: County Administration
Department Head/Elected Official: David Berry, County Administrator

Regular or Supplemental RCA: Regular RCA

Type of Request: Financial Authorization

Project ID (if applicable): Job No 210317
Vendor/Entity Legal Name (if applicable): American Institute for Research


MWDBE Contracted Goal (if applicable): 20%
MWDBE Current Participation (if applicable): N/A
Justification for 0% MWDBE Participation Goal: N/A - Goal is not 0% and is listed above

Request Summary (Agenda Caption):
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Request by the Office of County Administration for approval of an order authorizing the expenditure of funds in the amount of $652,968.39 for evaluation consulting services, as a subaward of the agreement with American Institute for Research under Job No. 210317, MWDBE Contracted Goal: 20%.
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Background and Discussion:
Due to the COVID-19 crisis and the threat to public health and safety of the homeless population, the Community COVID Housing Program (CCHP), a continued coordinated and large-scale community homeless housing initiative, was developed. CCHP seeks to permanently house people who are currently experiencing homelessness (e.g., living in shelters, encampments or on the streets) as well as those who may fall into homelessness because of the economic effects of the pandemic. This program is administered by the Coalition for the Homeless, which serves as the leader of the homeless response system for Harris, Fort Bend, and Montgomery Counties.

The second phase of this program, CCHP 2.0, began July 2022 with a joint contribution of $100 million from the City and the County to house an additional 7,000 people experiencing homelessness by December 2024. A condition for funding from Harris County includes an independent evaluation of CCHP's implementation and outcomes.

CCHP 2.0 Goals:
? Working to end unsheltered homelessness by expanding crisis housing capacity with a Navigation Center and addressing large encampments with speciali...

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