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In recognition of the fact that a significant number of persons within San Francisco lack the ability to obtain shelter, resulting in a threat to the health and safety of those persons, and that such threat constitutes a shelter crisis, the intent of this Chapter 21B is to expedite the procurement of professional and other services relating to Projects Addressing Homelessness. For purposes of this Chapter 21B, “Projects Addressing Homelessness” means projects designed to prevent homelessness through the provision of housing subsidies or other services, and projects designed to provide shelter, housing, food, and/or social services to people experiencing homelessness.
Notwithstanding Section 21.1 of the Administrative Code or any other provision of the Municipal Code, the Department of Public Works and the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing may enter into and/or amend contracts, including grants, for professional and other services or commodities relating to Projects Addressing Homelessness without adhering to the requirements of Section 21.1 or any other competitive procurement requirements. The power to amend such contracts and grants extends to contracts and grants entered into prior to the effective date of the ordinance in Board File No. 190047 enacting this Chapter 21B.
Within one year of the effective date of this Chapter 21B, and every year thereafter, the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing and the Department of Public Works shall submit to the Board of Supervisors a report that includes the following information for each contract or grant that the department executed during the prior year without adhering to the requirements of Section 21.1, pursuant to the authority in this Section 21B.3: the name of the contractor or grantee; the services to be provided under the contract or grant; the amount of funds conveyed; the duration of the contract or grant; and any measurable outcomes of the contract or grant.
This Chapter 21B shall expire by operation of law five years from its effective date, or on the effective date of an ordinance making the finding that according to the most recent Point in Time Homeless Count, there are fewer than 5,250 homeless persons in San Francisco, whichever date is earlier. Upon expiration of this Chapter 21B, the City Attorney shall cause this Chapter to be removed from the Administrative Code.