Los Angeles, CA (September 26, 2018)—The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has released a request for information (RFI) for its Safe Parking Program, which allows homeless individuals who live in their vehicles to park overnight at predetermined locations.
LAHSA is seeking information from service providers that are interested in providing Safe Parking Program services, local jurisdictions (i.e. cities) that are interested in having sites operate in their areas, and property owners who would like to offer their lots as service locations. LAHSA also welcomes responses from any entity that would like to provide innovative ideas on how to successfully operate a safe parking program.
Information received in response to this RFI may be used in preparation of a request for proposals (RFP), a targeted request for proposals (targeted RFP), an invitation for bids (IFB), or another method for the solicitation of services, including contracting by negotiation with a provider exhibiting the required capability and qualifications, if an insufficient number of qualified responses are received. Alternately, LAHSA may take no further action after reviewing the responses to this RFI.
Any government, for-profit, or non-profit agency is eligible to respond to this RFI. If an RFP is released to fund these services in the future, the RFP will only be open to government agencies and non-profit organizations that are certified as qualified respondents for receiving the available funds through LAHSA’s request for statement of qualifications (RFSQ) process.
The submission deadline for the RFI is October 26 at 2 p.m.
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages more than $300 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness. For more information visit www.lahsa.org.