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in that peer mentoring. >> the social worker can make the request and the match is made and that peer usually follows you all the way from the beginning to the end and there's adjustments made if the fit isn't exactly right. they can apply to the public authority and if they are interested they can call ria and call us at the department of health. it would be great if we can get more peer mentors we like to have a broad array of folks to have good matches. thank you for that. >> staff. yes, car la? >> thank you for the chair. thank you so much for your presentation today you might have covered these points but i didn't quite grasp them how many people from laguna honda have left laguna honda since
the agreement began and were you able to meet the settlement agreement number and see what is the plan moving forward now that the agreement time has concluded? will thereby there be the same level of commitment to this program as there was previously? >> to answer your question 2598 and currently enrolled in laguna honda because we start there and as of june 1463. >> it might be that you use the term enroll. >> it meant they met the criteria and if it's rehab it's not short-term. >> uh-huh, okay. >> in terms of of the commitment to the scattered site i think you are asking
specifically. we did not have a demand for the 500 units that were originally proposed. every person that requested a scattered site unit was granted one. rather than say we're going to have a threshold number to meet we're really doing it based on need and appropriateness so there's a commitment from the city that we'll continue to provide the program. >> so 500 units. >> i think it was 270 that ended up actually being issued so far. >> any questions? >> that answered my question. thank you. >> john paul did you have a comment? >> one of the thing that kind of concerns me i heard programs
for mental health and substance abuse how is the community reintegration population and the population coming out of laguna honda that will be discharged from the program how will that relate to the affordable care act especially since we have a january 1 deadline for applying? >> most of the people vast majority are medical eligible so most enrolled in medical so they will be able to select the h.m.o. that they will participate in and they get the same notification that anyone living in the community gets to decide which way they want to go. so that's accessible regardless of whether you have medical or not. so it's a service as needed.
>> is there some support because everything we hear in the press it's still very challenging to apply for these services online but certainly there's other programs by the state but is it helping people bridge this? >> laguna honda has an eligibility unit so currently there's an eligibility unit that can actually help make sure somebody gets access to their entitlements while they are there. within the city as a whole the department has certified eligibility workers that have been designated to assist in doing applications for folks so the people that aren't connected can be hooked up with an enrollment person.
>> thank you. >> councilmember zarda? >> thank you and thank you for your presentation it's very very important to the community. just to follow up on something you had mentioned rising rents that we're all experiencing in san francisco the ability to provide someone housing most likely will be decreasing in reference to how that relates to the 500 units originally demanded in that lawsuit how do you feel the number leftover will be impacted by the rising rents. >> i think it's going to be a matter of the pace of the demand for the scattered cite and it's possible that if the demand is not suddenly going to spike that we will probably be able to accommodate despite the fact that the rents are
increasing. the a arra y of selection is going to shrink as time passes that will get more challenging. i think it's early to say whether or not we're going to have to scale back but right now we've been able to accommodate to the demand so it will definitely be something we'll keep an eye on over the year or two. so >> thank you very much. that would be great to have a follow up report to this in the coming year just because of the rent crisis i would say so thank
you. >> yes. >> councilmember wong? >> about the increased rents and all this i know most of this program is more focussed on the san francisco county. with the county consider maybe going out of the county? i know it's probably difficult but rents in san mateo, east bay may be lower but i know it's very difficult to transition a resident of san francisco over there but maybe have to explore the possibility so that people can be discharged or at least be able to live in the community. >> it's a very good point and i don't think we would not entertain that as a possibility
, no resident exiting laguna has requested to leave the county the majority are the reverse they would much prefer to stay. >> all right. we'll move onto public comment on this item. mr. shaw? >> thank you as you may know i used to work at laguna honda hospital secretary for a decade and when the justice department proposed this program i opposed it and i attended many long-term care counsel meetings excessing my frustrations with it they were ordered to cut 420
beds from laguna honda and now we're hearing that there's only 98 placements what happened to the patients and they can't get skilled nursing care anywhere between eureka and bakersfield because there's no skilled nursing for long-term care. when i was the secret secret ary at laguna honda wrote a proposal when we wrote that proposal, short-term rehab was defined as ninety days. why was it cut to 30? could that explain why my friend was stuck in that for months? needing too much rehab because his
rehab care went over 30-days? and he could have maybe been rehabbed to ninety and stayed in town and not be dumped out of county to antioc h. if thereof there have only been so many people taking advantage of this program in a 5 year period that means it's had a miserable rate of success. to these voucher programs? i have repeat ly tried to get daas the long-term care coordinating counsel to admit where are they being diverted to? is it to board and care in town board
and care out of town? i strenuous ly object to roland, wong's creative suggestion to save rent money by dumping people out of county when you do that you diss enfranchise san franciscans from their native city why aren't you asking how many people have been dumped out of county? they won't give me the data, will they give it to you? i need to go to supervisor campos and have him hold another hearing to find out what's happening to the seniors that can't get into laguna honda. don't you care whether we're being dumped out of county? >> thank you mr. shaw any other
public comment on this item. okay public comment items not on today's agenda we will limit you to one minute. strict limit. >> this is not on the previous agenda. this is on what i believe should be on one of your future agendas that you absolutely request that decip provide you with summary level data on discharge locations and begin reporting on the number of out of county discharges. i have begged the about the period department of public health to start making laguna honda staff in the program report the discharge locations.
is it board and care? is it to the street? is it out of county? this body needs to take an interest in it and quickly. >> thank you sir. >> item number 14 correspondence. there is no correspondence. >> item number 15. announcements. any announcements? councilmember kostanian. >> i would like to answer. possibly in january i'd like to have a meeting on the census for hospital dial ysis patients. >> absolutely i'm fully aware of the staff who operate the
renal center at sfgh are extremely concerned about this and should this counsel hold a hearing i'd venture to guess probably the same group of passionate dedicated citizens who showed up at david cam pos's hearing would show up here also hoping to change the world for dial ysis patients so they don't have to start transporting to oakland to get dial ysis you need to focus on this issue you need to ask lhh why they never got around when somebody in the assembly got state law changed to permit having dial ysis centers in
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want to talk about what it means and why it's important to san francisco. >> as you know the bay area as 63% chance of having a major earthquake and it's serious and going to impact a lot of people and particularly people in san francisco because we live on a major fault so what does this mean for us? part of what it means is that potentially 25% of san francisco's building stock will be uninhibit tabl and people can't stay in their homes after an earthquake. they may have to go to shelters or leave entirely and we don't want that to happen. >> we want a building stock to encourage them to stay in the homes and encourage them to stay and not relocate to other locations and shelters.
>> that's right so that means the housing needs to be safe enough to stay and we have been focused in trying to define what that means and you as a former building official knows better than anybody the code says if an earthquake happens it won't kill you but doesn't necessarily say that can you stay in your home and we set out to define what that might mean and you know because you built this house we're in now and this shows what it's like to be in a place safe enough to stay. it's not going to be perfect. there maybe cracks in the walls and not have gas or electricity within a while but can you essentially camp out within your unit. what's it going to take to get the housing stock up to this standard? we spent time talking about this and one of the
building types we talk about was soft story buildings and the ground floor is vulnerable because there are openings for garages or windows and during the earthquake we saw in the marina they went right over and those are -- >> very vulnerable buildings. >> very and there are a lot of apartment buildings in san that that are like that. >> and time to. >> >> retrofit the buildings so people can stay in them after the earthquake. >> what do they need? do they need information? do they need incentives? mandates? >> that's a good question. i think it starts with information. people think that new buildings are earthquake proof and don't understand the
performance the building will have so we want a transparent of letting people know is my building going to be safe in it after an earthquake? is my building so dangers i should be afraid of being injured? so developing a ranking system for buildings would be very important and i think for some of the larger apartment buildings that are soft story we need a mandatory program to fix the buildings, not over night and not without financial help or incentive, but a phased program over time that is reasonable so we can fix those buildings, and for the smaller soft story buildings and especially in san francisco and the houses over garages we need information and incentives and coaxing the people along and each of the owners want their house to be safe enough.
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