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2019-2020 HOMELESS SYSTEMS FELLOWSHIP

WHAT IS THE HOMELESS SYSTEMS FELLOWSHIP?

The Home For Good Funders Collaborative is excited to announce the 2019-2020 Homeless Systems Fellowship! This one-year, full-time fellowship program (July 2019 – June 2020) will place recent graduates with advanced degrees in public agencies and offices working to prevent and end homelessness in LA County. Fellows will be embedded on current teams and engage directly in homeless systems projects related to policy and planning. The Homeless Systems Fellowship is a truly unique opportunity for recent graduates to gain firsthand experience in the public sector tackling one of LA’s most challenging and critical issues – homelessness.

 

HELPFUL DOCUMENTS

Homeless Systems Fellowship Overview

Fellowship Position Description

Homeless Systems Fellowship – FAQs

 

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should go to the following website and apply here:

Applicants will be required to submit the following documentation:

  • Resume
  • List of 3 references (including at least one professional reference AND one academic reference)
  • Writing Sample (1-2 pages in length, double-spaced; policy brief or memo in related area preferred)

Please note: Only applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and submit fully completed applications will be contacted.

 

BACKGROUND

The Home For Good Funders Collaborative is a group of private and public partners that jointly invest in systems and solutions to end homelessness in LA County. In recent years, with the expansion of public resources through recent ballot measure wins, the Funders Collaborative focused on investments in innovation, infrastructure, and the capacity of our sector to “Prepare for Scale.” As part of its commitment to the growth of solutions and future of our sector, the Funders Collaborative is proud to continue the Homeless Systems Fellowship Program for a second year. To learn more about the Home For Good Funders Collaborative, please visit: http://homeforgoodla.org/our-work/funders-collaborative/

 

QUESTIONS? Contact Tammy Marashlian, Grants Coordinator, at rfp@unitedwayla.org  

Accelerating PSH Request for Proposal - NOW CLOSED

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 updated draft link below)
  • March 26 at 2-4pm – Applicant Open House at United Way
  • March 27 EOD – Deadline for questions submitted through rfp@unitedwayla.org
  • March 26 – LA County No Place Like Home & Alternative Housing Models NOFA Released (link below)
  • March 26-28 – Proposal submission window — APPLICATION NOW CLOSED

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:

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