The Marin County Grand Jury recently released a report, Homelessness in Marin: A Progress Report as a follow up to their 2015 report, Homelessness in Marin: A Call for Leadership. According to the report, our community has made significant progress in addressing homelessness. The City of San Rafael was called out as having played a central role in helping drive this change, particularly through the creation of the director of homeless planning and outreach position, as well as our investment in a Mental Health Resource Officer and our Downtown Foot Patrol. The Grand Jury cited in their findings that the City of San Rafael, the County of Marin, and our local non-profit organizations are now in many ways on the cutting-edge of providing homeless services. The staff report includes an official response to the Grand Jury, which will be considered by the City Council at their 7 p.m. meeting on Monday. The proposed response includes information relating to the City’s inclusionary housing policy, affordable housing projects, and more.
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