When funding programs that increase the bed count, do the beds need to be in our jurisdiction or can they be reserved in another county for those who are from our jurisdiction?

Subtopic: Program requirements

County BHAs are encouraged to collaborate, where feasible, with neighboring counties’ agencies, as well as with area Continuums of Care (CoCs) and other agencies that address homelessness. Counties may work directly with other counties to create regional models. However, please note “BHBH programs must be developed in a manner that allows for choice, enables people to stay in their ‘home’ communities, and provides for community integration in accordance with all applicable federal and state regulations” (Attachment C, page 13). It is a best practice to keep people closer to their support networks and home environments, and these should be taken into consideration when placing an individual in an environment outside the county in which they reside.

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