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Accelerating Permanent Supportive Housing Request for Proposals

Homes end homelessness. Since its launch in 2011 the Home For Good Funders Collaborative has aligned and invested public and private resources to unlock more doors to our most vulnerable homeless neighbors in LA County. In the last three years, we have invested significantly in building the capacity of housing developers to accelerate our supportive housing pipeline. As a result of these efforts, the housing pipeline has more than doubled in size. With the passage of Proposition HHH in 2016 and policy changes reducing regulation and cost, like the PSH Ordinance, we have been able to add thousands of new units to the pipeline.

Despite this growth, we know there are still significant barriers to development threatening our ability to maximize resources and reach our housing goals. Rising cost of construction, competition for land, and complicated financing structures are forcing us to look differently at how we build in LA. Building on the County’s Housing Innovation Challenge, and in anticipation of upcoming LA City and County funding opportunities, the Funders Collaborative is issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) to support developers in exploring strategies to develop high-quality, scalable supportive housing in LA County. The goals of this funding opportunity are to be:

  • CREATIVE + MEANINGFUL: Invest in projects that are less expensive and built faster than conventional housing development, without sacrificing high-quality, sustainable property management and service delivery to meet the needs of high acuity tenants.
  • ACHIEVABLE: Support the success of promising supportive housing concept(s) that efficiently and effectively leverage public or private financing.
  • SCALABLE: Add a collective 500 units of supportive housing in LA County by supporting concepts which can be replicated and scaled to grow the housing pipeline.

PROJECT CONCEPTS
All applications for funding should employ at least one of the following project concept areas. Developers are encouraged to layer as many concepts and strategies as appropriate for their proposed project.

  • Operations/Design: Shared living spaces with a minimum of one bedroom/one bath per person
  • Land Use/Entitlement: “By right”, small lot sizes/infill sites; Adaptive reuse of unoccupied structures (not subject to Wiggins Settlement or Ellis Act); Reduced parking
  • Construction: Manufactured, pre-fabricated, factory-built; Alternative construction materials
  • Financing: Purchased turnkey development in which housing development project developed by a private entity and acquired by a developer for supportive housing
  • Surprise Us!: Applicants may also propose alternative strategies provided they are consistent with the goals of this RFP.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS & TEMPLATES

KEY APPLICANT DATES

  • March 12 at 10:30am-12pm – Applicant Informational Webinar (Download Presentation PDFView Recording from 03/12)
  • March 20- Anticipated approval of LA City Housing Challenge at Homelessness & Poverty Committee (see original draft link below)
  • March 26 at 2-4pm – Applicant Open House at United Way (RSVP)
  • March 27 at 12pm – Deadline for questions submitted through rfp@unitedwayla.org
  • March 26 – LA County No Place Like Home & Alternative Housing Models NOFA Released (see terms sheet link below)
  • March 26-28 – Proposal submission window

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION RESOURCES

QUESTIONS? Email rfp@unitedwayla.org  

Capacity Building Request for Proposals

ARE YOU A HOMELESS SERVICE PROVIDER IN LA COUNTY?

KEEP READING TO LEARN AN EXCITING CAPACITY BUILDING FUNDING OPPORTUNITY!

The Capacity Building Request for Proposals (RFP) supported by the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) and United Way’s Home For Good Funders Collaborative (Funders Collaborative) has entered an exciting new phase! Through this RFP, non-profit homeless service providers and developers in Los Angeles County can apply for funding to strengthen their operational infrastructure and internal processes. The overall goal of capacity building is to help organizations enhance the quality of service delivery to unhoused individuals in the community and progress towards achieving their mission.

Organizations may apply for either Assessment or Implementation & One-Time Infrastructure depending on the unique needs and goals of the organization. Please see the Find Chart Chart and the Capacity Building Packet linked to above help you figure out where to get started with this capacity building opportunity!

 

WHAT IS CAPACITY BUILDING?

Capacity building is a term used to describe enhancing organizational effectiveness by strengthening internal processes and operational infrastructure. This includes all of the departments that help an organization function on a day-to-day basis, such as Human Resources, Finance, IT, Development, etc.

 

WHERE DO I GET STARTED? 

Review the Find Chart Chart and the Capacity Building Packet to find the best place to get started! The capacity building team at LAHSA is happy to help answer any questions your organization may have about where to get started or how to apply. Please email any questions to capacitybuilding@lahsa.org.

 

HOW DO I APPLY? 

After determining the best starting point, complete the appropriate application by clicking on the links below!

 

WEBINAR 

  • Download a copy of the Information Session presentation by clicking here
  • Listen to the webinar held on September 20, 2018 by clicking here

Click HERE for a detailed list of consultants pre-qualified for capacity building support!

QUESTIONS? Email capacitybuilding@lahsa.org  

ABOUT THE FUNDERS COLLABORATIVE

The Home For Good Funders Collaborative has been a pivotal philanthropic force in our community’s progress to secure sufficient resources to end homelessness. This initiative of more than 30 public and private funders has been strategic and early supporters of systems change and testing solutions to bring to scale. Collectively, the members of the Funders Collaborative have committed over $33.5M in philanthropic investment, which has leveraged over $1BM in public resources. By pairing catalytic, innovative funding available through private philanthropy with more restrictive, yet larger and more sustainable public resources, our community has been able to unlock essential housing opportunities for those who need them most.

2017-2018 PARTNERS

Below is a list current foundation partners and funded organizations:

ENDING HOMELESSNESS TOGETHER