Flex Housing Pool
Request for Proposals (RFP) for: Centralized Flexible Housing Pool Coordination and Housing Location Technology Platform
RTFH and community partners (referred to as Partnering Agencies) are issuing this Request for Proposals (RFP) process to solicit proposals for a Contract with one or more organizations that can provide an array of services and activities that collectively perform the function of regional housing coordination and/or provide a housing location technology platform through use of a Flexible Housing Pool (FHP). Functions of regional housing coordination include increasing the efficiency of housing identification and placement, centralizing housing coordination regionally to one entity, applying service delivery best practices such as Housing First and aligning coordination efforts between available housing units and service providers. The contracted entity will utilize a web-based housing location technology software to process, collect, store, and leverage data in order to expedite the process of housing coordination.
Partnering Agencies seek an organization, or organizations, that can perform a range of housing-related functions and has the demonstrated ability to collaborate with support service providers, property owners, and public agencies. This is a pioneering approach to supportive housing that: a) requires a systemic approach with collective impact to achieve scale, and b) recognizes that current sources of rental subsidies are inadequate to meet the need.
The FHP will to operate throughout San Diego County as part of a 2019 and 2020 Work Plan. The FHP is intended to cover the entire County of San Diego, including all 18 cities and the unincorporated areas. The San Diego Regionally Centralized FHP will launch with an estimated initial pool of approximately $1.8 million in committed funding from the RTFH. Partnering Agencies are also in negotiation to secure multiple flexible funding sources to support implementation as well as long-term sustainability. Additional committed funds and resources are expected upon official launch of the FHP by the end of 2020.
RESPONSES TO THE RFP ARE DUE NO LATER THAN MARCH 16, 2020.