The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles, was created in 1993 to address the problems of homelessness in Los Angeles County. The lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, LAHSA coordinates and manages more than $300 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs that provide shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness.
LAHSA currently is accepting proposals for its 2019 Navigation Centers Request program. Under this RFP, LAHSA seeks to fund operations for two Navigation Centers in the City of Los Angeles.
A Navigation Center is a multi-service facility that improves the quality of life for those still living on the street by offering a place to store personal property, utilize hygiene services, and connect to service providers.
The centers will be no-barrier, public facilities. All services provided will be free of charge.
This RFP is open to all government agencies and nonprofit organizations that are certified as qualified bidders/proposers through the LAHSA Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ) process. Applicants must be RFSQ certified prior to the release of this RFP. (Instructions on how to become a LAHSA qualified bidder can be viewed at: https://www.lahsa.org/news?article=214-request-for-statement-of-qualifications-rfsq-for-certification-as-a-qualified-bidder-for-lahsa-funding-opportunities.)
LAHSA will host a mandatory proposers conference on May 29, 2019, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PDT. (registration required.) Written questions are due May 31, 2019, at 2:00 p.m. PDT. Applications are due June 20, 2019, at 2:00 p.m.
For more information, an application timeline, and instructions on how to apply, see Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority website.