Los Angeles, CA (July 26, 2019)—The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program New Projects Request for Proposals (RFP). LAHSA is issuing this RFP in collaboration with the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). This RFP solicits proposals for Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) expansion projects for homeless individuals, families or youth that meet the definition of DedicatedPLUS, new DedicatedPLUS PSH projects; and Joint Transitional Housing and Rapid Re-housing (Joint TH-RRH) projects for transition age youth (TAY), and survivors (ages 18+) of Domestic Violence (DV), with or without minor children. Projects recommended for funding under the RFP by the LAHSA Commission will become part of the Los Angeles CoC’s (LA CoC) consolidated application to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) FY19 CoC Program Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). Each year, LAHSA, as the HUD-designated collaborative applicant for the LA CoC, coordinates the local RFP for new and/or expanded CoC projects (“CoC Program New Projects RFP”).
Eligible applicants for this RFP are Public Housing Authorities (and other government agencies) in the Los Angeles CoC, non-profits certified as qualified bidders for CoC funds through the LAHSA Request for Statement of Qualification (RFSQ) process, and non-profit organizations who have not yet been RFSQ certified for CoC funds but meet the following minimum qualifications: (1) are a legally incorporated non-profit organization; (2) have current Internal Revenue Service (IRS) 501 c3 tax exempt status; (3) are in good standing with the State of California and are not suspended or debarred from contracting with the Federal Government, State of California, County of Los Angeles, City of Los Angeles or any of LAHSA's partner agencies; (4) have an assigned DUNS Number and an active System for Award Management (SAM) account; (5) are able to demonstrate the provision of services or housing/shelter (for a minimum of two years) to persons experiencing homelessness; (6) apply for and obtain RFSQ certification for CoC funds by the December 2019 LAHSA Programs and Evaluation Committee meeting.
Applicants are required to attend the proposers conference 10 a.m.-12 p.m. (Pacific Time), August 2, 2019. RSVP here. Application instructions can be viewed here. The submission deadline is 2 p.m. (Pacific Time), August 16, 2019.
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.