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New Funding Recommendations To Be Released In June 2019

May 31, 2019

LAHSA is scheduled to present award recommendations for the "December 2018 Rapid Rehousing & Prevention” and “December 2018 Access Centers & Access Points” Request for Proposals (RFP) to the Programs & Evaluation Committee of the LAHSA Commission on June 20, 2019.

To support existing operating programs and newly awarded providers, LAHSA will be extending existing Rapid Re-Housing and Prevention and Access Center programs through September 2019. New award recommendations for these programs will be presented to the LAHSA Commission for approval on June 20, 2019.

Timeline:

  • Award letters will be sent to successful proposers by July 3, 2019
  • Newly awarded programs for Rapid Rehousing & Prevention will have a contract start date of August 1, 2019 and will be allowed to use up to 60 days as a ramp up period. Full program operations must begin on or before October 1, 2019

Contracts for new programs for Access Centers and Access Points will have a contract start date of October 1, 2019 and will be allowed to use up to 60 days as a ramp up period. Full program operations must begin on or before December 1, 2019. 

  • June 20, 2019: Award recommendations to LAHSA Programs & Evaluations Committee
  • June 28, 2019: Award recommendations to LAHSA Commission for final approval
  • July 3, 2019: Award letters sent out to programs receiving funding
  • July 22, 2019: New Rapid Re-Housing contracts sent to awarded agencies
  • August 1, 2019: Contract start date with 60 day ramp up period (New providers will need to begin services and transfers during the 60-day period)
  • October 1, 2019: New contracts will begin, and agencies will need to provide full services at that point
  • September 1, 2019: New Access Center and Access Points contracts sent to agencies
  • October 1, 2019: Contract start date with 60 day ramp up period
  • December 1, 2019: New contracts will begin, and agencies will need to provide full services at that point

This timeline applies to agencies who will be contracting for these program types for the first time with LAHSA and currently contracted providers.

The updated timeline for awards and contracting is intended to address the following timing issues:

  • The Los Angeles Point in Time (PIT) count and other county homeless numbers are not finalized until late May and early June, not allowing for enough time to plan effectively.
  • Ensure time is allocated for new providers for these program components to support their ramp up and implementation of services.
  • Plan the transition of current participants between providers (if applicable). This is required to manage the transition process between new and existing providers and ensure that participants do not experience a gap in services.

Next Steps:

  • LAHSA will be scheduling in-person and webinar meetings to support new contract startups and funding allocation adjustments. Agencies that have existing contracts will be receiving an additional email with further information regarding funding authorizations for FY 19-20.
  • LAHSA will reach out to newly awarded and existing providers of Rapid Rehousing & Prevention after the awards are made. Newly awarded providers will be assisted with ramp up and transition of existing participants to their programs. Existing providers will be supported with adjustments of current participant rosters and transition of participants to new providers as appropriate.
  •  LAHSA will provide updates as they become available and will compile a “Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) document based on your feedback. Frequently Asked Questions will be shared by Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Please send any questions, concerns or comments to fundingopportunities@lahsa.org in support of our FAQ document.

LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, created in 1993 to address the problem of homelessness in Los Angeles County. LAHSA is the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, and coordinates and manages over $300 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.

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