Our City, Our Home Oversight Committee
At the November 6, 2018 general municipal election, the voters approved Proposition C, which imposed additional business taxes to create a dedicated fund (the Our City, Our Home Fund or “the Fund”) to support services for people experiencing homelessness and to prevent homelessness.
In 2019, the Board of Supervisors enacted an ordinance establishing an advisory committee to make recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors to ensure that the City uses the tax revenue in a manner consistent with the intent of the ballot measure. Under that ordinance, the Committee must conduct a needs assessment every three years with respect to homelessness and homeless populations served by the Fund, and must make annual recommendations to the Board of Supervisors about appropriations from the Fund. The Committee is also responsible for promoting transparency and cultural sensitivity in the City’s implementation of Proposition C, soliciting input from impacted communities, identifying barriers to safe and successful exits out of homelessness, and proposing ways to eliminate or reduce the impact of those barriers.
The Controller’s Office provides administrative support to the Committee.
Article 28 Homeless Gross Receipts Tax Ordinance
Article XLI Our City Our Home Oversight Committee
Agendas, Meeting Minutes & Meeting Materials
OCOH Investment Planning
The Oversight Committee has engaged in a process to develop recommendations for the use of the Fund within the FY21-22 and FY22-23 City budget. The OCOH Investment Plan Final Report was approved on May 18, 2021.
The Committee issued an early version of these recommendations to the Mayor’s Office on May 6, 2021 via this memo. Subsequent changes to these recommendations are reflected in the final version of the Investment Plan linked above.
On June 30, 2021, the Board of Supervisors Budget and Appropriations Committee adopted a budget to be approved by the full Board of Supervisors in July. The Controller’s Office has prepared a crosswalk documenting the Committee’s recommended investments as compared to the Board’s final proposed budget. The Controller’s Office has also prepared a narrative summary documenting changes made by the Mayor and the Board during the Board’s phase of the budget. A final summary OCOH budget will be shared once Mayor and Board formally adopt the City’s budget for FY21-22.
View previously posted documents related to the City budget process here: