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1 <br /> ORANGE COUNTY <br /> BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS <br /> ACTION AGENDA ITEM ABSTRACT <br /> Meeting Date: April 26, 2022 <br /> Action Agenda <br /> Item No. 8-i <br /> SUBJECT: Approval of Contract Accepting Housing Staff Grant Funding from the <br /> Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation <br /> DEPARTMENT: Housing and Community <br /> Development <br /> ATTACHMENT(S): INFORMATION CONTACT: <br /> 1. FNLI Contract Corey Root, 919-245-2492 <br /> PURPOSE: To approve a contract accepting a grant from the Foundation for Health <br /> Leadership and Innovation (FHLI) for two new positions in the Housing Department — a Team <br /> Lead for the Housing Helpline and partial funding for a Housing Locator position (to be paired <br /> with ARPA funding authorized in FY 2021-22 to create a 1.0 full time equivalent (FTE) position). <br /> BACKGROUND: The Foundation for Health Leadership and Innovation awarded $99,988 to <br /> Orange County on March 31, 2022 as part of the NCCARE360 Community Organization Health <br /> Equity Grant competition. FHLI awarded 15 community organizations in 10 counties to support <br /> the growth of NCCARE360. NCCARE360 is a statewide online referral network connecting <br /> health care and human services. Service providers can electronically refer clients to community <br /> resources via NCCARE360, and also track the status of those referrals, give feedback, and <br /> follow up. <br /> Orange County was awarded funding to support two staff positions: <br /> 1.0 FTE Funding for Coordinated Entry Team Lead <br /> This position provides leadership and guidance to the Housing Helpline team that directs <br /> customer service to people in housing crisis, assisting people as they navigate housing <br /> resources for homelessness prevention, emergency response involving shelter, and <br /> permanent housing. The staff member in this position will: <br /> • Provide direct supervision for Housing Helpline team members, including conducting <br /> weekly individual check-ins and weekly team meetings <br /> • Serve as point of contact for referrals coming from and referrals made via NCCARE360 <br /> • Provide technical assistance to community agencies seeking to use NCCARE360 for <br /> coordinated entry referrals <br />