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File #: 23-199    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Minute Order Status: Action Item
File created: 9/14/2022 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 9/19/2022 Final action:
Title: CC:HA - ACTION ITEM: (1) Approval of a Housing and Human Services Department, to Include the Housing and Enforcement Services Divisions, Currently Under the Community Development Department, and a New Human Services and Crisis Intervention Division; and (2) Approval of a New In-House Mobile Crisis Intervention Team.
Attachments: 1. 2022-09-19 ATT 1 Proposed Housing and Human Services Department Programming.pdf, 2. 2022-09-10 ATT 2 Proposed HHS Organizational Chart.pdf
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CC:HA - ACTION ITEM: (1) Approval of a Housing and Human Services Department, to Include the Housing and Enforcement Services Divisions, Currently Under the Community Development Department, and a New Human Services and Crisis Intervention Division; and (2) Approval of a New In-House Mobile Crisis Intervention Team.

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Meeting Date: September 19, 2022

Contact Person/Dept.: Tevis Barnes, Housing Division
Arames White-Shearin, City Manager's Office

Phone Number: (310) 253-5782
(310) 253-6022


Fiscal Impact: Yes [X] No [] General Fund: Yes [X] No []

Attachments: Yes [X] No []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [X] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (09/14/2022)

Department Approval: John M. Nachbar, City Manager (09/14/2022)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council and the Housing Authority (Authority) Board discuss and, if desired, approve (1) the formation of a new Housing and Human Services Department, to include the existing Housing and Enforcement Services Divisions, currently under the Community Development Department (CDD), and a new Human Services and Crisis Intervention Division; and (2) the creation of the initial phase of a new in-house Mobile Crisis Intervention Team.

BACKGROUND

During these unprecedented times of housing insecurity, homelessness, mental health crises, and substance abuse challenges, local governments nationwide are placing housing, human services, and non-enforcement crisis intervention at the forefront of local agencies. They are developing strategies to more effectively direct resources to address these issues.
In furtherance of ensuring the well-being and quality of life of all Culver City residents, both housed and unhoused, staff recommends the creation of a new City department that will focus on housing, homelessness, mental health, substance a...

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