LAHSA Issues RFPs for Rapid Re-Housing, Access Centers, and Interim Housing
Los Angeles, CA (December 19, 2018)—The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has issued three requests for proposals to fund access centers, interim housing, and rapid re-housing. Nearly $100 million in funding is available.
Access centers are drop-in locations where people experiencing a housing crisis can gain initial access to or continuing contact with the Los Angeles County Coordinated Entry System (CES).
Interim housing has three components: crisis housing, bridge housing, and transitional housing. Crisis housing is a short-term, first-come first-served, emergency shelter setting that receives clients who walk in or are referred. Bridge housing provides a safe and supportive 24-hour, reserved residence for individuals in a shelter setting. Transitional housing is a type of service enriched temporary housing for homeless people or households with special needs.
Rapid re-housing connects families, individuals, and youth experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through a tailored package of assistance that may include the use of time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services.
The three RFPs are open to government agencies and nonprofit organizations that have been certified as qualified bidders/proposers through LAHSA's Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) process. Instructions on how to become a LAHSA qualified bidder can be viewed here.
Government agencies do not need to apply through the RFSQ process to be certified bidders.
Proposers must attend a proposers’ conference in January:
RSVP for the Rapid Re-Housing RFP on January 29
RSVP for the Interim Housing RFP on January 30
RSVP for the Access Centers RFP on January 31
Proposals are due 2 p.m. Pacific Time, February 27, 2019.
About the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA): LAHSA 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.