Los Angeles, CA (October 12, 2018)—The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has released a request for information (RFI) for navigation centers that would provide a range of health and safety resources to unhoused Angelenos.
People experiencing homelessness often have difficulties accessing basic health and safety resources. Unable to address their fundamental needs, it is hard for them to access other supportive services, which in turn prevents them from finding housing. Currently, no service provider in the city of Los Angeles offers hygiene, laundry, storage, and supportive services all in one location.
In response, LAHSA and the city of Los Angeles seek to open several multi-service navigation centers. Currently, council districts 2, 8, and 15 are developing centers.
Our Navigation Center Request for Information seeks submissions from organizations interested in operating centers, as well as those that can provide innovative ideas on how to successfully operate centers.
The deadline for asking questions about this request for information is October 18.
The deadline for submissions is November 16.
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 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.