LEGAL, Public Notices, Siskiyou

accepting bids and proposals: Pallet Shelter Operator

Deadline for Proposal submission has been changed from May 17, 2024 to May 24, 2024 at 4:00 PM.
Notification of Final Selection has been changed from May 28-31, 2024 to June 4-7, 2024.
Bid/RFP Reference Number: 24-144

Siskiyou County is seeking a service provider to manage the daily operations of a non-congregate shelter.

This project is a critical step in the County’s mission to provide safe and dignified housing for vulnerable individuals in our community. In preparation for the Behavioral Health Brige Housing Program (BHBH) proposal, Behavioral Health staff conducted a focus group and distributed surveys to the target population. The results suggested a need for new types of non-congregate sheltering. The focus group identified tiny homes as the kind of interim housing service that would best meet their needs and which they would be most likely to accept. Incorporating this feedback into the program design, the Behavioral Health Division plans to create the first tiny home village in Siskiyou County.

Maddelyn Bryan Project Coordinator, Housing Programs,
Health and Human Services Agency, County of Siskiyou
Schedule: Mon-Thur, 7am-5:30pm
Yreka: (530) 841-2748 or Mt. Shasta: (530) 918-7246 

PDF’s & Documents below:

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Siskiyou County’s 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness

Siskiyou County, California has released a comprehensive 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness. The plan, developed by the Siskiyou County Health and Human Services Agency in collaboration with the Siskiyou County Homelessness Coalition and other community partners, lays out a focused strategy and concrete goals to address the growing issue of homelessness in the large, rural county.

The plan was commissioned in part to position the county to receive funding through the state’s No Place Like Home (NPLH) program, which allocates funds to counties for the development of permanent supportive housing for homeless individuals with mental illness. However, it goes beyond NPLH requirements to address the unique challenges and needs of Siskiyou’s homeless population.

According to the 2019 Point-in-Time count, Siskiyou County had 242 individuals experiencing homelessness, 35 of whom were chronically homeless. However, data from healthcare providers and the county Department of Health and Human Services suggests the true numbers are likely much higher.

The plan outlines five key priority areas: 1) Emergency Shelter, 2) Crisis Intervention and Outreach, 3) Transportation, 4) Permanent Supportive and Affordable Housing, and 5) Health and Mental Health Services, including Substance Use Disorders. For each area, it identifies current gaps, challenges, and potential solutions, and sets out concrete 1-, 3-, 5- and 10-year goals.

Key objectives include augmenting shelter options to provide year-round, low-barrier shelter, establishing a structured outreach program with coordinated case management, expanding transportation to services, developing permanent supportive housing units utilizing NPLH and other funding, and improving access to and coordination of care for homeless individuals.

The plan builds upon existing collaborative efforts and aims to maximize current resources while identifying new funding opportunities. With a focused strategy and clear objectives in place, Siskiyou County and its partners hope to make significant strides in reducing homelessness over the next decade. The full plan can be viewed on the Siskiyou County website.

References:

  1. Siskiyou County 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness, July 2019. Retrieved from [county website].
  2. 2019 Point-in-Time count data, as reported in Siskiyou County 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.
  3. Priority areas and goals as outlined in Siskiyou County 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness.

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